Vespa

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Size Chart
Men's Size Chart (Slim Fit XS)

  Slim Fit

Closer fitting tops and jackets with less flap. Typically favoured by disciples of the tarmac, intent on travelling hard and fast. Size up if you need more room. Also describes the Snug-as-a-Bug fit of Heatwave™ Merino bodywear. These tops are intended to hug your body, ensuring the fabric sits against your skin to wick sweat away - keeping you dry and not chilling out.

    XS S M L XL
    Height

    154 - 164 cm
    5' 1" - 5' 5"

    163 - 172 cm
    5’ 4” - 5’ 8”

    169 - 178 cm
    5’ 6” - 5’ 10”

    175 - 185 cm
    5’ 9” - 6’ 1”

    183 - 191 cm
    6’ 0” - 6’ 3”

    Chest

    84 - 90 cm
    33 - 35"

    91 - 97 cm
    36” - 38”

    98 - 104 cm
    39 - 41”

    105 - 111 cm
    42 - 44”

    112 - 118 cm
    44 - 46”

    Waist

    66 - 72 cm
    26 - 28"

    73 - 79 cm
    29 - 31”

    80 - 86 cm
    32 - 34”

    87 - 93 cm
    35 - 37”

    94 - 100 cm
    37 - 39”

    Hips

    78 - 86 cm
    31 - 34"

    87 - 95 cm
    34 - 37”

    96 - 103 cm
    38 - 41”

    104 - 111 cm
    41 - 44”

    112 - 120 cm
    44 - 47”

    The chart is a guide only. If you fall in-between sizes, the right size for you will depend on your body shape and how loose or tight you like to wear your clothes. It's no hassle to swap an item, if your first choice is not the best fit.

    Colour
    Azure Blue
    Limelight
    Size

    Speed-of-light wind protection for hammering the tarmac or commuting to the coal face. This ultra-lightweight vest scrunches down to nothing. Its mesh sides let the hard work escape, and aspirant Houdinis can wriggle in and out of it while cruising at the back of the bunch. Hi-visibility limelight option keeps you in the spotlight.

    ▸ Features
    • Full length front zip.
    • Silver mesh sides for maximum breathability.
    • microFoil™ front and back deflects cold wind and drizzle.
    • Hi-visibility Limelight option helps you stand out in dim light.
    • Hazard!™ reflective logo at rear, and reflective piping on chest and back.
    • Zip chest pocket for cell or shades.
    • XS size option (approx. women's small), in Limelight only.
    • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
    ▸ Tech

    ▸ microFoil™
    Gossamer-light Pertex® shell fabric weighing just 49 gsm. Tightly woven 20 denier semi-dull nylon blocks wind while a durable water repellent finish (DWR) resists drizzle. There is no coating for enhanced breathability. Mini ripstop weave with slight mechanical stretch ensures a performance fit.
    • Composition: 100% nylon.

    ▸ 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.

    ▸ Weight
    120 gm
    ▸ 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

    Based on 32 reviews
    5 Star
    75% 
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    4 Star
    16% 
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    3 Star
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    LB
    25/01/2019
    Lily B.
    New Zealand

    Vespa

    Really tidy, wearable and light. Fab colour. Fantastic service, guys, thank you.

    SD
    15/01/2019
    Sandra de Pury

    Noisy Vespa

    My new Vespa is great in all aspects, except that it is very noisy going downhill. So much so that it is not practical to wear as it makes it impossible to hear the cars or the birds. I bought size small, as I am usually a size WM in GE gear.

    GC
    12/01/2019
    Graham C.
    Australia

    Vespa.

    My wife has owned one for several years. It Is a great fit and has worn exceptionally well. I want to look and feel as good as she does so I bought my own.

    RA
    09/01/2019
    Ray A.
    New Zealand

    Vespa

    Brought the Vespa with the view of being more visible during daytime riding and use it daily for riding to and from work. The fit for me is true and the vest is light as and the chest pocket is real handy for keys. I'm very happy with the Vespa and know it will last..

    FP
    19/12/2018
    Fiona P.
    Australia

    vespa

    Ticks all the boxes for me. Easy to pack and carry. Water resistant, wind protective and great visibility.

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