Lucys

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Relaxed shorts that go with the flow - off-road, on-road and on-the-town. Their smooth yoga-style Bandolier™ waistband, Hi-Impact™ Stretch fabric and gusseted crutch deliver a comfortable fit without excess material messing with your style. Add the Rendezvous or Dovetails mesh liner for all-day performance.

+Features
  • Looser cut with mid-length legs for a relaxed 'curvy' fit.
  • Bandolier™ yoga-style stretch waistband let's you ease them on over your hips.
  • Twin zipped security pockets.
  • Hidden pocket inside rear waistband
  • Tough Hi-Impact™ Stretch nylon outer.
  • Gusseted crutch for pedalling freedom.
  • Combine with Rendezvous or Dovetails mesh liner for increased performance.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 220 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 size options. Jackets, tights and baggy tops often fit both men and women equally well.

+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 Aotearoa | 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
Fit
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.

+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.
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      PH
      17/05/2022
      Penny H.
      New Zealand

      Love the Lucys

      I love the Lucy’s they are so comfortable with the yoga band top.. my favourite bike shorts yet!

      AR
      16/05/2022
      Andie R.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Oh so comfy

      True to size, love the stretchy waist band...never thought I'd say that, but I do. Light and comfy. So far have used them MTB'ing and they are terrific. Plan to use them for bike touring as well so will be great off the bike too. Ideally would like them a touch more tapered, but overall, very happy.

      KD
      13/05/2022
      Kirsten D.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Love the Lucys

      Fantastic shorts! Great for biking, hiking or just wearing about. Love, love, love them.

      NS
      22/04/2022
      Nadia S.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Lucys - Best MTB shorts I've ever owned.

      After pondering the cost for a while I bought a pair of Lucys. Best MTB shorts ever. These are my go to shorts for commuting and for multi day adventures. Worth the $. Awesome fit, comfy waistband. Liners fit underneath. Quick to dry. can't fault them.

      TF
      12/04/2022
      Trudy F.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Lucy shorts

      All good , just what I was expecting very pleased