Tantrums

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Jet Black
Marine Blue
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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.
  • Secret tube repair patch.
  • WXL size option.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

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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. Selected products are also available in XS (approximately women's small) to provide a more complete range.

▸ 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.

▸ Weight
210 gm
▸ Compare

  Tantrums Martinis
Liner Separate Separate
Hand Pockets No Yes
Leg Length Above-Knee Lower Knee
Sizes WS - WXL WS - WXL

▸ 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. 

Customer Reviews

4.7 Based on 83 reviews
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    H
    14/07/2019
    Heather

    Super comfy and great length

    These shorts are awesome to wear. They are a great length for the more vertically challenged. Strong dome and good stretchy fabric with a fit that works well over liners. One thing I miss is more pockets but the side pocket works well holding a phone or card. Highly recommend.

    SN
    13/05/2019
    Sue Nelson

    Tantrums

    I like how the dome is off centre at the waist and the fabric has plenty of give in it. They are a comfy fit and sit nice and high on your back when leaning forward to ride. I found the legs a little baggy.

    BF
    17/04/2019
    Barbara F.
    Australia

    Second Tantrum

    The first pair are still OK . Its just going to be nice to tour with two pairs of Tantrums. They are very comfortable after riding all day and hold there shape without streaching out of shape and going baggy in the seat areas . Two months with one ,now two months with two.

    LO
    03/04/2019
    Lynne O.
    New Zealand

    Fabulous fit and super comfy

    The new tantrums are fantastic - the new fabric is super comfortable and they look great, at least that what my mtb buddies say. I bought the Marine Blue and loved them so much I placed another order for the Jet Black .... which might relegate all my other shorts to the bottom of the pile!

    AY
    08/02/2019
    Anthea Y.
    New Zealand

    Very comfortable!

    Good fit, light weight and great with my dovetails underneath.

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