The Phantom

33 reviews
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Azure Blue

Gossamer-weight shell for superheroes leading the peloton or flying around the city. Tuck it in your rear pocket as insurance against cutting winds and sudden rain. High visibility limelight option ensures you're seen scything through the traffic - important when saving the world from certain disaster.

  • Ultra lightweight, showerproof, windproof, breathable nylon fabric.
  • Stretch fabric and slim fit blocks chilling winds without any flap.
  • Zipped hipster security pocket turns into itself to form a tidy bundle about the size of a small rodent.
  • Full front zip with internal windflap.
  • Thumb loops keep your wrists under wraps.
  • Hazard! reflective trim dazzles others at night.
  • Size Small in Limelight only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 140 gm

Gossamer-light Pertex® shell fabric weighing just 49 gsm. Tightly woven 20 denier semi-dull nylon blocks wind while a durable water repellent finish (DWR) resists 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.

+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.


  • 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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    Kevin H.
    Australia Australia
    Replacing my original Phantom

    I bought the original Phantom for my wife and I about 12 years ago. Recently I replaced mine only because the zip frayed (possibly because I stow it in and out of my spare water bottle cage after having warmed up). The new Phantom has a couple of improved differences: full front-length zip and the shell is made from microFoil - even better for keeping the wind out). I need something to keep the wind out at the start of a ride as we live at the top of a hill ie. it’s always a downhill start. Breathability is important too on cold days ie. while I’m working hard but when the sun isn’t shining. We’re used our Phantoms for non-cycling when a light-weight windbreaker is required. Recommended.

    John A.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    The Phantom

    AKA The Ghost Who Walks...great jacket, I'm sure it made me 5kph faster!

    Sarah W.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Excellent to deal with. I had to make a return - no problem. Great to look at the label and see Made in New Zealand John

    paul s.
    New Zealand
    Just great nz stuff

    Great product. Everything advertised is exactly how it is. Fast delivery. Just awesome

    Nigel W.
    New Zealand
    The Phantom

    Great for keeping the wind out. Have only tried it in light showers so far but no sign of water getting through. A good buy !

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