Martinis

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Marine Blue
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Hi-Octane shorts for cranking through rush hour traffic, sifting the back roads, or lounging with Dean. Add the Rendezvous or Dovetails mesh liner to convert into dinkum hi-performance baggies. Remove for washing or hitting the strip. Best shaken not stirred.
+Features
  • Easy-Rider™ stretch hip panels with Broadband™ rear waist.
  • Smooth, flat front with zipped fly to ease over your hips.
  • Open hand pockets plus zip security pocket.
  • Tough Hi-Impact™ Stretch nylon outer.
  • Gusseted crutch for pedalling freedom.
  • Contrasting bartacking for extra strength.
  • Combine with Rendezvous or Dovetails mesh liner for increased performance.
  • Long legs flirt just below your knees.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 220 gm

+Hi-Impact™ Stretch
Hard wearing and quick drying nylon fabric. Super stretchy for a closer, performance fit. Tight double weave 'looped' construction combines bulletproof durability with next to skin comfort.
  • Composition: 89% nylon; 11% lycra.

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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.

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Approved clobber for terrorising the city, cruising the highways or café surfing. Unfashion garments combine comfort on the bike with sharp looks for when you hit the pavement.

+Easy-Rider™
Stretch hip panels and Trim Tabs™ keep Ground Effect baggies hitched up. Intelligent design reduces surplus fabric for a smoother and therefore more comfortable interface between bum and saddle. There's also less risk of getting hooked up on technical trails.

+Luxury Liner
These baggies are supremely versatile. Add the Rendezvous or Dovetails lycra mesh liner to deliver no-nonsense performance in the saddle. Whip ‘em out for washing or when moving into après ride mode. Winterise by using a pair of Black Widows or Witches Britches three-quarter length shorts as the liner.

+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.

+Compare

  Tantrums Martinis
Liner Separate Separate
Hand Pockets No Yes
Leg Length Above-Knee Over-Knee
Sizes 8 - 18 8 - 16

+FAQ

+Baggy vs Lycra
A stretch short will always deliver more performance than a baggy number as there's no surplus fabric bunched up between your bum and the saddle. However, baggies are the default choice of battle-hardened cyclists off road, on tour and around the streets. They combine a loose but not super-baggy fit with an optional mesh liner and moulded pad... providing the performance benefits of conventional stretch shorts with minimal compromise.

+How should the waist fit?
These baggies feature a stretch-fit waist that delivers a snug, performance fit. Pull them over your hips, and there should be a 3-5 cm gap before you close the dome. The waist is then under tension so your pants stay put when hitting the trails or tarmac.

+Are they water-resistant?
The Hi-Impact™ Stretch fabric has a durable water resistant treatment (DWR). While the pants are not waterproof, they do provide some short term resistant to drizzle and light rain. They are windproof, dry faster than lightening if you do happen to get caught out and are extremely hard wearing.

+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. 

+ 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.
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      NM
      16/02/2021
      Nanette M.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Martinis - versatile companions

      Recently received my second pair of Martinis... the first pair went cycle touring in southeast asia... perfect for staying seemly when getting off the bike and visiting temples. The second pair isn't lining up any overseas travels, but is heading off on some combo cycling, walking and cafe visiting adventures... covid restrictions willing. They're useful dual purpose clothing for keeping the luggage light as well as being comfortable for cycle touring or even 20ks to the nearest cafe for a cheese scone and a coffee, with a handy pocket for the eftpos card or cash.

      BB
      03/02/2021
      Bronwyn B.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Martinis

      Extremely comfortable, a little long in the leg

      AY
      02/02/2021
      Antonia Y.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Great biking short

      I bought these shorts for mountain biking and love them. Great pockets, not too tight on the tight and I love the material

      LD
      10/12/2020
      Liz D.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Martinis

      Absolutely love my new Martinis, very comfortable and great fit and I love the length. Would be nice to have more color choices

      LC
      26/10/2020
      Ling C.
      Australia Australia
      Almost Perfect

      Fits well overall, stretches enough in the right place, styling is nice, only wish the crotch was abit longer.