Ice Queen

87 reviews
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Colour
Marine Blue
Agent Orange
Size
Combat winter's freezing days with this lightweight, windproof pullover. Its silky Thermostat™ fleece back keeps you cosy while the WindFoil™ front and arms take the sting out of a chilly headwind. Yet the extra long front zip lets you control your temperature on the fly. One top that does-it-all for those who like to travel light and fast in cold-dry weather.
+Features
  • WindFoil™ softshell front, sleeves and shoulders block cold winds.
  • Extra long front zip with integrated windflap.
  • 360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
  • WhaleTail™ covers all your back all the time.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 300 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.
  • Durable water-repellent (DWR) 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
  • Durable water-repellent (DWR) finish on face fabric.

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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 options. Jackets, tights and baggy tops often fit both men and women equally well.

+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.

+Compare

  Ice Queen Popsicle Hot Toddy
Windproof Front & sleeves Front only None
Fabric
WindFoil™ front &  Thermostat™ back
WindFoil™ front &  Heatwave™ Merino back
Heatwave™ Merino
Front Zip 3/4 length 3/4 length Short
Pockets 3 rear
3 rear
None
Sizes 8 - 18 8 - 16 10 - 16

+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. 

  • 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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      TO
      14/06/2021
      Tracy O.
      New Zealand
      Great top!

      I'm loving my new top on these cold winter rides...and it's snazzy enough that I feel quite comfortable wandering around town in it as well...

      AH
      08/06/2021
      Ann H.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Love my Ice Queen

      Loving my Orange coloured Ice Queen. Incredibly warm on frosty mornings to work and the perfect size to enable me to still put a thermal layer underneath it on those sub zero days. Thanks GroundEffect Team for another great designed biking layer.

      CB
      07/06/2021
      Christine B.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Ice Queen Review

      Great for keeping the wind off, and kept me warm without overheating.The longer length arms, were good for covering my wrists, very cosy.

      BF
      31/05/2021
      Bernard F.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Warm and cosy

      Very pleased - my partner has one and now he does not need to worry about me stealing it!

      LP
      29/05/2021
      Leigh P.
      Australia Australia
      Happy with the Ice Queen

      Good gear for winter commuting. Warm and looks and feels good