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Keep your pins toasty on mid-winter epics, crisp pre-dawn training rides or while unwinding around the hut. These 4-way stretch Hot Shot™ Merino tights have a double layer of fabric at your knees for added warmth and are supremely versatile with no pad - so you can pull them on over your shorts or remove as the day heats up.

  • 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.
  • Bandolier™ waistband for maximum comfort.
  • 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.

  Weight: 300 gm

+Hot Shot™ Merino
4-way stretch winter luxury uniquely combines superfine merino against your skin with a tightly knitted, hardwearing nylon outer and lycra to stretch and move with your body. Warm as pie.
  • Composition: 28% merino; 44% nylon; 28% lycra.

Outskirts™ garments are designed specifically for women. However If you're struggling to find exactly what you need in the Outskirts™ women's range, check out our men's products for further size options. Jackets, tights and baggy tops often fit both men and women equally well.

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

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 Aotearoa | 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.


  Ladybugs Legs Eleven
Fabric Hot Shot™ Merino Hot Shot™ Merino
Pad None Softail
Calf Zips Yes No
Bandolier™ Cuffs No Yes
Length Full Full
Sizes 10 - 16 8 - 18


  • 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 Ecostore, Earthwise 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 repellant finish.

  • Wash colours separately.

+ Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $9 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$12 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.
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      Charlotte H.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Ladybugs leggings

      The leggings look really good and are reasonably comfortable. A firmer waistband would improve their comfort, as they slip down easily when cycling. My pair has a tiny hole in the fabric where I rubbed against an edge on the car. They are the right weight when cycling in winter, keeping me nice abd warm, and they dry quickly.

      Sharon M.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Lady Bugs

      Returned these for the men’s Daddy Long Legs. Preferred the longer legs and elastic waist of the men’s range. I found the woman’s waist slipped down & legs a bit short. So warm for the frosty morning commutes with the double knee thickness.

      Chrissie W.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Best cycling tights ever

      I've just worn these on a chilly and wet ride on the Wilderness 8. Fit perfectly, comfortable and warm. Chrissie W

      Brian B.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Lady Bugs

      perfect fit.and look great. - (may be just may be a cell phone pocket on outside thigh easier to get at than in jacket top or back pocket )

      Christine T.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Ladybugs-just the bees knees!

      I purchased some Ladybugs because there was bad weather forecast for our A2O ride. They arrived overnight and I tried them on for size but couldn’t take them off as they were so cosy and the perfect fit! (The size chart was accurate!) Wore them for a day cycling when the weather was freezing and wet! Perfect!! Chrissie