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A down-sized version of the big-boys' Supertankers. Bulletproof baggy shorts for hitting the pump track, playing bullrush or falling off ya scooter. The stretch lumbar panel and gusseted crutch ensure cycling comfort. Combine with the kids' Dynamos for increased performance. Hoo-hah!

▸ Features
  • Heavy duty Hi-Impact Plus™ fabric takes the knocks.
  • Easy-Rider™ stretch lumbar panel.
  • Smooth fitted waist with adjustable waist strap.
  • Gusseted crutch for pedalling freedom.
  • Combine with kids' Dynamos for increased performance.
  • Open hand pockets plus rear patch pocket.
  • Long legs hang around your knees.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

▸ More than Kiwi Made
Ground Effect clothing is crafted right here in 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.

▸ Weight
170 gm
▸ Washing

  • 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 EcoverEcostoreEarthwise 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 repellent finish. 

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    Gillian C.


    Heavy duty - great fit - after many online purchases of kids mtb shorts that were too big or bright, these are the an absolute gem fir on and off the trails...even have been worn to bed! Great match with kids enduro top too

    Petria P.
    New Zealand

    Kids shorts

    Brilliant.. Very comfortable and great lemgth.. Very happy 10 yearbold, we will be buying another pair for sure.

    Mark S.

    Baguettes review

    These are a really comfortable pairs of shorts and have enjoyed every ride in them. The waste line is a little low, but that is still ok because of the adjustable belt. I would definitely recommend these shorts to other riders.

    Erin B

    Great fit & quality

    My 8 yr old is a slim build and has trouble with most shorts being too wide around the waist and dislikes the uncomfortable "adjustable" waist on others. These Baguettes have become his firm favourite - as soon as they are out of the wash they are on again. When asked why - "they don't have any uncomfortable buttons and they stay up!". Absolutely worth the money, he wears these shorts biking, tramping and everywhere. We will be purchasing another pair!

    Chris G.
    New Zealand

    Great quality.

    My nephew is loving his new Baguettes, particularly as they are the same as his Dads! My slim little 6 year old fits into the small youth size, hope they stretch and grow with him for a while. I hadn’t noticed in the description that they don’t have a padded seat, but this doesn’t seem to be a problem for young nephew.

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