Ice Queen

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Combat winter's freezing days with this lightweight, windproof pullover. Its silky Thermostat™ fleece back keeps you cosy while the WindFoil™ front and arms take the sting out of a chilly headwind. Yet the extra long 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.
+Features
  • WindFoil™ softshell front, sleeves and shoulders block cold winds.
  • Extra long front zip with integrated windflap.
  • 360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
  • WhaleTail™ covers all your back all the time.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 300 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.
  • Durable water-repellent (DWR) 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
  • Durable water-repellent (DWR) 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 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™ 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.

+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. 

  • 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.
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      SB
      18/05/2021
      Sue B.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Ice queen

      Great to wear the high collar and wind foil front stopping draughts. Fab!

      A Ground Effect Customer
      JH
      05/05/2021
      Jill H.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Ice Queen Of The Mountains

      Looking forward to being the new Ice Queen Of The Mountains in this lovely top. Not tried it out yet as the weather has just been too darn warm, but I've tried it on and can confirm that it is warm, comfortable, fits really well, looks great and the colour is lovely. Just hoping it will make me faster up those hills ... ;)

      NE
      03/05/2021
      Nicki E.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Ice Queen jacket

      Cosy and warm, wind a light rain prof. Fits well, sleeves long enough for long limbed people. Using jacket early morning and at dusk commuting to work, useful for autumn/ spring weather. Maybe abit more orange/ hi visibility features on the back?

      LR
      17/03/2021
      Lyh R.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Ice Queen

      Just love the Ice Queen jacket I have just purchased. Having protection from the wind on a cool day makes the ride so enjoyable. Thanks Ground Effects for another great product

      VR
      21/10/2020
      Valerie R.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Toasty warm

      Arrived just in time for the cool windy Spring conditions.Less layers now required and keeps me toasty warm. Would highly recommend.