Slim Jims

61 reviews
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Colour
Jet Black
Size

Half baggy, half lycra, half café, full performance. Slim Jims' relaxed fit sorts out the Style Police while refuelling on tour, or slaking your thirst after a session at the bike park. While Hi-Impact Stretch™ delivers maximum performance without excess fabric to slow your flow.

  Slim Fit

+Features
  • Easy-Rider™ stretch hip panels with Broadband™ rear waist.
  • Smooth fitted waist with zipped fly.
  • Gusseted crutch for pedalling freedom.
  • Combine with Innuendos, UnderdogsStowaways or Flatliners mesh liners for increased performance.
  • Open hand pockets plus zipped thigh security pocket.
  • Tough Hi-Impact™ Stretch takes the knocks.
  • Added strength with critical bartacking.
  • Secret tube repair patch.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 220 gm

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Hard wearing and quick drying nylon fabric. Super stretchy for a closer, performance fit. Tight double weave 'looped' construction combines bulletproof durability with next to skin comfort.
  • Composition: 89% nylon; 11% lycra.

+Easy-Rider™
Stretch hip panels and Trim Tabs™ keep Ground Effect baggies hitched up. Intelligent design reduces surplus fabric for a smoother and therefore more comfortable interface between bum and saddle. There's also less risk of getting hooked up on technical trails.

+Luxury Liner
These baggies are supremely versatile. Add the InnuendosUnderdogs or Stowaways lycra mesh liner to deliver no-nonsense performance in the saddle. Whip ‘em out for washing or when moving into après ride mode. Winterise by using a pair of Geronimos or Montezumas three-quarter length shorts as the liner.

+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.

+Compare
  Hydroslides Juggernauts Snipes
Fabric

HydroFoil
Hi-Impact Stretch

Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Stretch
Liner Separate Separate Separate
Trim Tabs™ Yes Yes Yes
Leg Vents Yes Yes Yes
Leg Length Mid-Knee Mid-Knee Above Knee
Sizes S - XL S - XXL S - XL
  Double Happys Slim Jims Supertankers
Fabric Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Plus
Liner Integrated Separate Separate
Trim Tabs™ Yes No No
Leg Vents No No No
Leg Length Mid-Knee Above Knee Mid-Knee
Sizes S - XL S - XL S - XL
+FAQ

+Baggy vs Lycra
A stretch short will always deliver more performance than a baggy number as there's no surplus fabric bunched up between your bum and the saddle. However, baggies are the default choice of battle-hardened cyclists off road, on tour and around the streets. They combine a loose but not super-baggy fit with an optional mesh liner and moulded pad... providing the performance benefits of conventional stretch shorts with minimal compromise.

+How should the waist fit?
These baggies feature a stretch-fit waist that delivers a snug, performance fit. Pull them over your hips, and there should be a 3-5 cm gap before you close the dome. The waist is then under tension so your pants stay put when hitting the trails or tarmac.

+Are they water-resistant?
The Hi-Impact™ Stretch fabric has a durable water resistant treatment (DWR). While the pants are not waterproof, they do provide some short term resistant to drizzle and light rain. They are windproof, dry faster than lightening if you do happen to get caught out and are extremely hard wearing.

+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. 
Customer Reviews
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    MD
    27/09/2020
    Mark D.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Perfect for gravel, the commute and XC

    I bought these for use on the gravel bike I use for commuting as my trail shorts are too baggy (at least I think so). They are perfect for that use, even smart enough to wear in the office with a polo shirt. I've now used them on the XC bike when baggy would have looked odd but I'm not fast enough for lycra. I went for my usual size (S) instead of following the guidance given and glad I did. Though they might be a bit snug around the waist they are majorly comfortable.

    DG
    25/09/2020
    Dave G.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Slim Jims Shorts

    Just the best gear, well made, feels great and lasts for every. Which is great for me, not so much for you.

    JM
    23/09/2020
    Jane M.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Slim Jims

    Pleased with fit. Could do with a splash of colour. One point though dome was so firm I was afraid I would tear the material releasing it. A dab of Vaseline helped and I expect with wear it will improve.

    GS
    19/09/2020
    Gary S.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Probably the best shorts yet!

    Ground Effect shorts are always good. These are lightweight and the comfiest yet.

    DJ
    14/09/2020
    Danielle J.
    Australia Australia
    Nice cycling short

    I bought these to replace another NZ brand of cycling baggies which I'd been using for many years. The Slim Jims are a nice light-weight short, not too baggy or long also which is great. I do miss the light-padding the other shorts had, but these are certainly comfortable and will no doubt be cooler in summer. The zip-pocket on the leg holds my mobile phone with no issues while riding; although a 2nd-pocket on the other leg would be useful. The fit is spot on and they seems to hold the waist quite well, despite there being no adjustment.

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