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Ice Queen

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Combat winter's freezing days with this lightweight, windproof jacket. Its silky Thermostat™ fleece back keeps you cosy while the WindFoil™ front and arms take the sting out of a chilly headwind. Yet the full length front zip lets you control your temperature on the fly. One top that does-it-all for those who like to travel light and fast in cold-dry weather.

+Features
  • WindFoil™ micro-fleece softshell front, sleeves and shoulders block cold winds.
  • Full front zip with integrated windflap.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • WhaleTail™ covers all your back all the time.
  • 360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 330 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 and breathable 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.

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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 size options. Jackets, tights and baggy tops often fit both men and women equally well.

+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™ softshell fleece front with a breathable Thermostat™ fleece or Lightwave™ Merino back. Some designs have a long front zip for ventilation - allowing you to manage your body temperature through a wide range of conditions. Apparently you can have your cake and eat it too.

+Compare

  Ice Queen Popsicle Hot Toddy
Windproof Front & sleeves Front only None
Fabric
WindFoil™ front &  Thermostat™ back
WindFoil™ front &  Lightwave™ Merino back
Lightwave™ Merino
Front Zip Full length 3/4 length Short
Pockets 3 rear
3 rear
None
Sizes 8 - 18 10 - 16 10 - 16

+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 Ecostore, Earthwise 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 repellant 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 $9 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$12 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:
      AE
      23/05/2024
      Ann E.
      Australia

      Love this jacket

      Love the Ice Queen jacket, fits perfectly and it keeps the icy winds out! As usual Ground Affect is quality !

      CW
      20/05/2024
      Chrissie W.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Warm and versatile

      A great addition to my winter riding kit. Really warm. Well designed. Fits perfectly even with merino layers under. Chrissie W

      BC
      12/04/2024
      Britta C.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Toasty warm

      Great jacket does everything it says it does, I can now continue to bike to work in the cooler weather.

      PO
      26/03/2024
      Patricia O.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Warm and Windproof

      The upgrade of rear pockets is a great enhancement to my old version which has lasted so well its now thread bare. Keep up the good work!!

      CO
      13/09/2023
      Colin O.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Ice queen women’s

      Love my new ice queen. This is the 3rd ‘frosty boy’ equivalent winter top I’ve had in 25yrs. They do last and are extremely warm on those wintery mornings. Wouldn’t do without one.