Frosty Boy

223 reviews
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Agent Orange
Charcoal
Marine Blue
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Crawl out of bed and into Frosty Boy - then stumble out the door for a wake-me-up blast on the treadly. Silky Thermostat™ fleece back keeps you toasty while the WindFoil™ softshell front and arms knock the stuffing out of chilling breezes. The dinkum one-top-does-it-all for those who like to travel light and fast in cold-dry conditions.
+Features
  • WindFoil™ softshell front, sleeves and shoulders block cold winds.
  • Raglan sleeves for enhanced fit.
  • Extra long front zip with integrated windflap and reflective trim.
  • 360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
  • Zipped chest pocket for storing shades and tunes.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • WhaleTail™ covers all your back all the time.
  • S size in selected colours only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 410 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.
  • Water repellent 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
  • Water repellent finish on face fabric.

+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.

+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.

+Compare

  Draft Dodger Frosty Boy Baked Alaska Toaster
Windproof Full Front & sleeves Front only None
Fabric WindFoil™
WindFoil™ front &  Thermostat™ back
WindFoil™ front &  Heatwave™ Merino back
Thermostat™
Front Zip Full length + 2 forearm vents 3/4 length 3/4 length Full length
Pockets 2 hand 3 rear plus single at chest
3 rear
Single at chest

+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. 

  • 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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      A Ground Effect Customer
      TC
      01/05/2022
      Tony C.
      Australia

      A new Frosty Boy

      My old Frosty Boy went in the bin after 12 years of great service. The new Frosty Boy is made of different material - looks like it should dry a lot easier. It has been tested and is warm and comfortable. I will let you know how it went in 2034!

      GV
      05/04/2022
      Gary V.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      A 3 season compulsory wear

      I've was riding mtb's before front suspension forks were invented... a few haircuts & many GE tops later the decision to repeat buy the Frosty Boy was a no brainer. Warm & toasty on every adventure. The large fit has become more generous... just like me. So it's perfect. I've owned the model without the wind resistant material on the arms but when the weather cools off there is only one choice, the Frosty Boy with appropriate gloves. You won't regret buying quality so save you pennies or ask your better ½ for a GE voucher on your birthday. Pedal on

      SD
      06/03/2022
      Sue D.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Frosty Boy

      Purchased as a gift for my man and he is delighted with it and looking forward to winter rides. Great product and as always superb service. Thank you.

      JP
      23/02/2022
      James P.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Recent Purchases

      Well to be fair haven't needed the Chipolatas or Frosty Boy yet...but still impressed impressed with the quality !! As for the Double Happy's...well they are pretty bloody excellent, my tender areas are enjoying the upgrade & I swer I am getting more looks from the Ladies...but in all seriousness - great products. Thanks

      PV
      02/02/2022
      Pam V.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Ready for winter with the new Frosty Boy

      As yet to be tested, roll on winter months! Great service, fast deliveries to make sure we had the correct size. Thanks again GE Team