Frosty Boy

204 reviews
Size Chart
Colour
Charcoal
Agent Orange
Marine Blue
Size
Crawl out of bed and into Frosty Boy - then stumble out the door for a wake-me-up blast on the treadly. Silky Thermostat™ fleece back keeps you toasty while the WindFoil™ softshell front and arms knock the stuffing out of chilling breezes. The dinkum one-top-does-it-all for those who like to travel light and fast in cold-dry conditions.
+Features
  • WindFoil™ softshell front, sleeves and shoulders block cold winds.
  • Raglan sleeves for enhanced fit.
  • Extra long front zip with integrated windflap and reflective trim.
  • 360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
  • Zipped chest pocket for storing shades and tunes.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • WhaleTail™ covers all your back all the time.
  • S size in selected colours only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 340 gm

+WindFoil™
WindFoil™ combines the insulative benefits of a polyester micro-fleece liner with a smooth, water resistant, softshell exterior. A totally windproof, yet highly breathable membrane is sandwiched between the inner and outer fabrics providing effective protection in cold, dry conditions.
  • Composition: 100% polyester with PU membrane.
  • 100% windproof.
  • Water repellent finish on face fabric.
  • Breathability: 4000gm per sq.m per 24hr.

+Thermostat
A non-windproof version of WindFoil™ - Thermostat™ is a lightweight, quick-drying laminated fleece with a water repellant finish. Constructed from a knitted polyester face fabric with brushed polyester fleece on the inside. Its hyper-soft finish makes it delicious to wear against your skin. Yum. Thermostat has an excellent warmth to weight ratio. For cycling, low bulk is important - both when you're wearing the garment and when it's stashed away in your back pack or pannier. The advantages of heavier fleeces are mainly for sedentary types. 
  • Composition: 100% polyester
  • Water repellent finish on face fabric.

+Composite Tops
For short trips in stable weather conditions, a Ground Effect composite top lets you travel light and fast with just a single thermal layer. These designs combine a WindFoil™ front with a breathable Thermostat™ fleece or Heatwave™ Merino back. A long front zip for ventilation allows you to manage your body temperature through a wide range of conditions. Apparently you can have your cake and eat it too.

+WhaleTail™
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.

+Compare

  Draft Dodger Frosty Boy Baked Alaska Toaster
Windproof Full Front & sleeves Front only None
Fabric WindFoil™
WindFoil™ front &  Thermostat™ back
WindFoil™ front &  Heatwave™ Merino back
Thermostat™
Front Zip Full length + 2 forearm vents 3/4 length 3/4 length Full length
Pockets 2 hand 3 rear plus single at chest
3 rear
Single at chest

+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 EcostoreEarthwise 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. 

  • Be sure not to wash with socks, fluffy towels or flannelette sheets. Lint clings to the fleece on the inside of your top making it age before its time.
+ 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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      AC
      14/07/2021
      Alistair C.
      Australia
      Does what is says.

      Bought in orange, great visibility. Comfort fit so base layers easily fit underneath. Blocks the wind and fleece keeps you nice and warm without overheating. Only improvements i'd suggest are a full length zip and velco tabs on the cuffs (like ski jackets) to close that little gap between wrist and glove. Excellent, highly recommended.

      MO
      13/07/2021
      Mike O.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Very nice home with quality facilities. Great indoor and outdoor living. Lovely views, peaceful.

      Very good warm and wearable. I would purchase more ground effect gear but my size of XXL i limited. Cheers.

      WH
      08/07/2021
      William H.
      Australia Australia
      Frosty Boy fantastic

      Without doubt, this is the best warm cycling top I have ever owned. I've been riding in 3C to 6C temperatures and I stay warm. My only suggestion would be a reflective strip (say) across the top of the pocket area.

      PR
      08/07/2021
      Phil R.
      Australia Australia
      A HAPPY FROSTY BOY

      I purchased a Frosty Boy at the start of our colder weather after a mate told me how happy he was with his. I find my Frosty Boy to be great in keeping me warm during our early morning rides. We live in Glen Innes NSW, Australia which is 1072 metres above sea level. I only need to wear a lightweight undergarment under the Frosty Boy. It does a great job in keeping the cold wind out as well. I'm a very happy chappy!

      GS
      02/07/2021
      Graham S.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Best winter top ever!

      My last FROSTY BOY top finally wore out (after 20 years!!) The new one is amazing! Used it on a freezing cold Christchurch winter day, road nuke ride ( Cross dressing, sorry fashion police) Usually you need to warm up a bit for tops to kick in but was instantly warm without the feeling of bulk or overheating. For entire two hour ride I was always the right temperature. Amazing fabric…whatever it is. Recommend this top for all cool/cold weather riding. As usual, sizing is spot on, ie, large is large, medium is medium…..maybe a road top in the same material? Snugger fit and full length zip?