Jetson

22 reviews
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21st century garb for nailing the tarmac, exploring the backcountry or sifting around the campsite. The Jetson vest protects your torso from the wind and cold. Layer it over your riding top or under your rain jacket to boost warmth - or shove it in your pack as insurance against plummeting temperatures. Chest pocket lets you grab snacks on the fly. Zoom.

+Features
  • WindFoil™ softshell front and shoulders block cold winds.
  • Full front zip with integrated windflap.
  • Zipped chest pocket for storing shades and tunes.
  • 360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
  • WhaleTail™ cut keeps your back covered.
  • Secret tube repair patch.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 250 gm

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WindFoil™ combines the insulative benefits of a polyester micro-fleece liner with a smooth, highly 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.
  • Durable water-repellent (DWR) finish on face fabric.
  • Breathability: 4000gm per sq.m per 24hr.

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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
  • Durable water-repellent (DWR) 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.

+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.

+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.

+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.

+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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4.9 Based on 22 reviews
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    05/08/2020
    Paul M.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Jetson and Frostyboy

    Both of these products I use most riding days ( 4 days a week ) they have made each riding experience more enjoyable as they keep me warm and dry, I can't speak more highly of them. I do have one request regarding the Jetson vest is it possable to add a couple of pockets at the back .

    ML
    29/07/2020
    Michael L.
    Australia Australia
    Great addition to my winter cycling kit.

    Warm, comfortable and well made. What more could you ask?

    MB
    11/07/2020
    Mark B.
    Australia Australia
    Excellent Product

    Great water and wind proofing on the front and breathable stretch fabric on the back make this a fantastic jacket for hard riding on a winters day.

    RK
    25/06/2020
    Ross K.
    Australia Australia
    jetson

    very good for warmth & fit etc . I use it mainly for road riding so more of the orange colour on the back would be good for visibility

    DL
    09/06/2020
    David L.
    Excellent Groundeffect quality yet again

    The Jetson vest is perfect for that extra layer of warmth for your torso, with Windfoil chest to keep the cold wind out and a lighter weight back. It rolls up tiny to fit easily in a back pocket. My chest size is borderline M/L in their system, and I'd buy L for regular looser-fitting clothing, but I got a Jetson M and it's a snug (not tight) fit, perfect for riding. There's just enough stretch in the fabric to make it comfortable. The high neck will be great for really cold mornings. There's a single chest zip pocket that easily takes a large smartphone. Finally, you can never fault Groundeffect's quality. I think I love it so much that I'll wear it while working at home during lockdown :)

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