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Bright Orange

Subliminal wind protection for mixing it up in the peloton or on the daily commute to 'n' from work. It weighs almost nothing and turns into itself to form a tiny bundle when not deployed in anger. Rear pockets provide quick access to tubes, tools and snacks, while hi-vis Bright Orange or Limelight lift your profile amidst traffic.

  • Full length front zip.
  • Silver mesh sides for maximum breathability.
  • microFoil™ front and back deflects cold wind and light drizzle.
  • Hi-visibility Bright Orange or Limelight helps you stand out in dim light.
  • Hazard!™ reflective logo at rear, and reflective piping on chest and back.
  • Zip chest pocket for cell or shades.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • Rear zip pocket turns into itself to form a tidy bundle about the size of a small rodent.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 120 gm

Gossamer-light Pertex® shell fabric weighing just 49 gsm. Tightly woven 20 denier semi-dull nylon blocks wind while a water repellent finish resists light drizzle. There is no coating for enhanced breathability. Mini ripstop weave with slight mechanical stretch ensures a performance fit.
  • Composition: 100% nylon.

Night travel is a spooky experience. Many Ground Effect garments feature our Hazard!™ reflective logo and piping to help remind traffic that we're on the road too.

Ground Effect tops are cut with extra length in the back... and in the sleeves too. So when you stretch out in search of the perfect downhill position, neither your shirttail or sleeves will ride-up to expose your back or wrists to the elements.

+More than Kiwi Made
Ground Effect clothing is crafted right here in Aotearoa | New Zealand. Has been ever since we started back in 1994. Manufacturing locally works for us. We operate a quick-response system - holding minimal stock of any one item, but churning out a few more quick-smart when the pile gets low. The upshot is that we are seldom caught with our shelves empty, so orders get despatched the same day you place them.


  • All Ground Effect clothing enjoys a warm 40ºC machine wash. Try to avoid cold-water detergents and those with bleach, 'oxygen whitener' or fabric softener.
    • The cold-water varieties have little enzymes that are super-charged to brave the cold but can damage technical fabrics and cause skin irritation.
    • Bleach rots natural fibres like merino, strips the dye, attacks laminates of waterproof fabrics and can also cause skin irritation.
    • Sodium Percarbonate (the main ingredient in oxygen whitener) can make colours run.
    • Fabric softener and stuff containing it like wool wash destroys the water repellent finish on waterproof and water resistant fabrics, and can cause colours to run.
  • As a rule of thumb, a product that is easy on the planet is also easy on your body. Select a mild plant-based soap like Ecostore, Earthwise or Aware.
  • Hand washing is sometimes the only option on tour, but a washing machine rinses more thoroughly and is preferable if you have the choice.
  • Most Ground Effect gear dries super-fast so hanging on the line or drooping over the bedpost is generally the best option. High heat can damage some fabrics so if you do take your threads for a spin, set the device on 'medium' or 'warm' rather than hot. A lap in the dryer is recommended for your rain jacket, after it has dried on the line, as it helps recharge its water repellant finish.

  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $9 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$12 by tracked airmail to Australia.
  • Around NZ$15-25 by tracked airmail to destinations elsewhere in the world - calculated in our shipping cart as you check out. 
    • More shipping and tax details in our FAQ.
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      Pat C.
      Australia Australia

      Good vest

      Got sick of my old vests and bought this a few weeks ago, and it’s already been good for commuting during the transitional seasons. I was caught out once with a cold snap with short sleeves and just the vest to keep me warm enough. Did the job of shielding the core from wind. Actually it was quite pleasant once I warmed up. I normally get an L size but went with an XL this time and happy with to choice. I could’ve gone either way with this top but nowadays I prefer a slightly looser fit with outer shells. Having said that it’s still stretchy and form-fitting. Very comfortable. Bought the orange as having hi-vis colour was important to me. Pockets are good - one zip at the front (good for keys/passes) and 3 in the back with middle one zippered. Good temperature moderator with windproofing and mesh strips running down each side for ventilation. Lightweight, stretchy and feels well-made. Scrunches down so you could fit it in a cycle jersey back pocket.

      Ken P.
      Australia Australia

      Spectre Vest

      Only used it a couple of times but so far has met all expectations. Super lightweight and folds up to next top nothing. Pockets at the back are very useful. I’ve had many vest in my cycling years but for some strange reason they haven’t had pockets. This one does and also a pocket to fold the whole vest into for easy carriage and storage. Rode a section of the Munda Biddi trail last week and although no rain the vest was great for keeping the chill off my chest. All up seems to work well and another great product from Ground Effect.

      Richard N.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Finally found what I was looking for

      I've been searching for a vest with pockets, no mesh on the back, and fits me for ages. Bonus is it's not black so very visible.

      Richard N.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Finally found what I was looking for

      I've been searching for a vest with pockets, no mesh on the back, and fits me for ages. Bonus is it's not black so very visible

      Frank O.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Ground Effect Spectre

      The “Spectre” vest recently purchased is my second one, the first is still serviceable and works fine as an over the top light weight vest to keep the wind out but over the years has become rather dirty after many muddy off road rides. The new one now I keep exclusively for on road commuting rides to keep the wind out and more importantly to help keep me visible to oncoming and from behind vehicular traffic. I like the yellow as it goes with my blue “Frosty Boy” jacket to show my support for Ukraine.