Daddy Long Legs

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Jet Black
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Serious cold weather protection for backcountry epics and campfire legends. 4-way stretch Hot Shot™ Merino tights with a double layer of fabric at your knees beat polar winds. There's no pad so you can pull them on over your shorts or whip them off if it gets too hot.
+Features
  • HighRise™ rear ensures a generous overlap with your cycle top.
  • Flat seams for a contour-fit.
  • Fast-drying, 4-way stretch Hot Shot™ Merino with a double layer at knees.
  • Internal pocket with double layer of fabric warms your kidneys.
  • Hazard!™ reflective logos on each calf for increased nocturnal presence.
  • Calf zips make it a cinch to pull on and off over your cycling shoes. Moo!
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 260 gm

+Hotshot™ lycra
4-way stretch winter luxury uniquely combines superfine NZ merino against your skin with a tightly woven, hardwearing nylon outer and lycra to stretch and move with your body. Warm as pie. Developed by Ground Effect and knitted just for us.
  • Composition: 38% merino; 46% nylon; 16% lycra.

+HighRise™
A stretch lumbar panel and HighRise™ rear overlap with your cycle top to keep you covered. No bare skin or lewd exposure.

+Hazard!™
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.

+Compare

  Daddy Long Legs Black Mambas Geronimos
Fabric Hotshot™ Merino Hotshot™ Merino Hotshot™ Merino
Pad None Softail eXo
Calf Zips Yes No No
Bandolier™ Cuffs No Yes Yes
Length Full Full 3/4

+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. 

  • Wash colours separately.

+ Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $7 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$7 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.
    Customer Reviews
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      MC
      16/06/2021
      mike C.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Daddy Longlegs

      Fabulous fit, easy on, easy off and so warm! Trouble is that winter is slow to arrive!

      WH
      10/06/2021
      Wayne H.
      Australia Australia
      Daddy Long Legs

      I had a pair of these 20 years ago and they kept the wind out and were toasty warm in the cold months in Canberra. I had no hesitation in ordering a new pair this year and they have not disappointed me at all. There is no better option.

      JK
      04/06/2021
      Jane K.
      Australia Australia
      Daddy Long Legs

      I have three pairs and they are so cosy, comfortable and warm. I bought a pair for a friend and she loves them.

      NS
      02/06/2021
      Nick S.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Winter is coming ...

      I bought these in anticipation of the arrival of cold frosty days and wanted something to keep my legs warm during my morning commute. I have not been disappointed. Great fit. Keeps me warm. Maybe I even ride just a little bit faster.

      ND
      30/05/2021
      Neil D.
      Australia Australia
      Superb kit

      I bought these for winter in Sydney, which isn't that cold, but is regularly in single figures for early morning rides. I got them just in time for unseasonably cold weather this year in May and they more than did the job. Never felt cold, and I didn't get hot either. Put them on top of my GE knicks that I have had for years which are still going strong. Every piece of gear from Ground Effect has lasted for ages - in fact, I haven't thrown any away yet, which is why I come back for more. I'm on the upper end of medium at 178cm and they fit like a glove .