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.
  • Secret tube repair patch.
  • WXL size option.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 210 gm

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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.

+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. 

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    MS
    03/06/2020
    Marilyn S.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Excellent purchase

    Extremely comfortable to wear and dry quickly. Also like the leg length

    VP
    26/05/2020
    Vaughan P.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Happy tantrums

    Great bike shorts and instant favourites on the Vegas hero dirt!

    RF
    20/03/2020
    ROBYN F.
    Australia Australia
    Great shorts

    Great fit, very comfy shorts with handy zip pocket. This is my second pair as they are the best cycling shorts I have been able to find. (Australian customer)

    M
    20/03/2020
    Margie
    Australia Australia
    Impressed

    I have just received my order of black tantrums size M. I've finished my ride today so will have to wait til Monday to wear them. I've tried them on over my new Dovetails size S from the same order. I LOVE them both. So incredibly comfy and they look great. I normally wear small in my lycras but opted for the medium in the shorts. Perfect fit. I'm not tall and the length is great. I like the pocket on the left side even though I'm right handed. AND It only took a week to reach my rural PO in NSW. Thankyou Ground Effect!! Very happy - Margie

    B
    15/03/2020
    BlackDuck
    Australia Australia
    love em shorts

    Never thought they would fit so perfectly! only issue Ive got is the pocket is on the left hand side and feels awkward for me as a right handed person - any chance this could be an option? Cheers.

    16/03/2020
    Ground Effect

    Hi there. Thanks for your review. We are actually planning on moving the thigh pocket from left to right leg for the summer. Pedal on, Ernie

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