Tantrums

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Snappy shorts with rough 'n' tumble good looks for singletrack fiends and angry bird addicts. Marry with the Rendezvous or Dovetails mesh liner for all-day pedalling comfort without compromising café style.
+Features
  • Easy-Rider™ stretch hip panels with Broadband™ rear waist.
  • Smooth fitted waist with zipped fly.
  • Gusseted crutch for pedalling freedom.
  • Combine with Rendezvous or Dovetails mesh liner for increased performance.
  • Zip security pocket to keep the zip-zap card and lip salve secure.
  • Tough Hi-Impact™ Stretch nylon outer.
  • Added strength with reinforced bartacking.
  • Mid-length legs hang just above your knees.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 190 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.

+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

  Martinis Tantrums Lucys
Liner Separate Separate Separate
Hand Pockets Yes No No
Zip Pockets 1 1 2
Leg Length Over-Knee Above-Knee At-Knee
Sizes 8 - 16 8 - 18
10 - 18

+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 water resistant treatment. 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. For increased rain protection checkout the splashproof Hydroslides with their HydroFoil™ Plus rear panel.

+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 EcostoreEarthwise 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.
    Customer Reviews
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    Filter Reviews:
      AH
      26/01/2022
      Ali H.
      New Zealand

      Tantrum shorts

      Love the shorts, fit is great and so comfortable for both biking and hiking. Would like another pocket on the other leg, that isn’t so deep. When hiking my phone bangs on my leg, because it sits at the very bottom of the pocket. Have had a number of friends admire the shorts.

      RL
      20/01/2022
      Rachel L.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Tantrum’s review

      Love them. Comfortable and easy to wash

      JG
      08/01/2022
      Joanna G.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Superb shorts!

      Love these shorts. Long time Lycra wearer, persuaded by my partner to try baggies - must confess I was skeptical, but I love these. Great around your waist, love the stretchy band on the side, and the light and flexible fabric overall. A sure winner! I’m converted.

      GH
      04/01/2022
      Gareth H.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Super comfy.

      Great shorts. My second pair. Say no more.

      DP
      03/01/2022
      Debbie P.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Tantrums

      Ideal shorts for MTB, like the shorter length and comfortable stretchy fabric.