Afterburner

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Size Chart
Men's Size Chart (Slim Fit)

  Slim Fit

Closer fitting tops and jackets with less flap. Typically favoured by disciples of the tarmac, intent on travelling hard and fast. Size up if you need more room. Also describes the Snug-as-a-Bug fit of Heatwave™ Merino bodywear. These tops are intended to hug your body, ensuring the fabric sits against your skin to wick sweat away - keeping you dry and not chilling out.

    S M L XL
    Height

    163 - 172 cm
    5’ 4” - 5’ 8”

    169 - 178 cm
    5’ 6” - 5’ 10”

    175 - 185 cm
    5’ 9” - 6’ 1”

    183 - 191 cm
    6’ 0” - 6’ 3”

    Chest

    91 - 97 cm
    36” - 38”

    98 - 104 cm
    39 - 41”

    105 - 111 cm
    42 - 44”

    112 - 118 cm
    44 - 46”

    Waist

    73 - 79 cm
    29 - 31”

    80 - 86 cm
    32 - 34”

    87 - 93 cm
    35 - 37”

    94 - 100 cm
    37 - 39”

    Hips

    87 - 95 cm
    34 - 37”

    96 - 103 cm
    38 - 41”

    104 - 111 cm
    41 - 44”

    112 - 120 cm
    44 - 47”

    The chart is a guide only. If you fall in-between sizes, the right size for you will depend on your body shape and how loose or tight you like to wear your clothes. It's no hassle to swap an item, if your first choice is not the best fit.

    Colour
    Limelight
    Size

    Blast to the front of the peloton with this half jacket-half riding top. The Afterburner's microFoil™ stretch fabric blocks drizzle and chilling winds without any flap. While rear pockets provide quick access to tubes, tools and snacks. High visibility limelight and Hazard! reflective trim helps you stand out like a dog's proverbials when scything through the traffic.

    ▸ Features
    • Ultra lightweight, showerproof, windproof, breathable nylon fabric.
    • Stretch fabric and slim fit blocks chilling winds without any flap.
    • Zipped chest pocket for storing shades or tunes.
    • Full front zip with internal windflap.
    • Thumb loops keep your wrists under wraps.
    • Twin rear elasticised angle-pockets for quick access to snacks and tools.
    • Rear zip pocket turns into itself to form a tidy bundle about the size of a small rodent.
    • WhaleTail™ cut keeps your back covered.
    • Secret tube repair patch.
    • 360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
    • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
    ▸ Tech

    ▸ microFoil™
    Gossamer-light Pertex® shell fabric weighing just 49 gsm. Tightly woven 20 denier semi-dull nylon blocks wind while a durable water repellent finish (DWR) resists drizzle. There is no coating for enhanced breathability. Mini ripstop weave with slight mechanical stretch ensures a performance fit.
    • Composition: 100% nylon.

    ▸ Hazard!™
    Night travel is a spooky experience. Many Ground Effect garments feature our Hazard!™ reflective logo and piping to help remind traffic that we're on the road too.

    ▸ 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
    150 gm
    ▸ Video
    ▸ 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

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    • Reviews

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    We value your feedback. If you're stoked with your Ground Effect kit then you might like to share it (the review not the gear) with your mates. Thanks again.

    AW
    16/10/2018
    Andrew W.
    New Zealand

    Great Lightweight Jacket

    Really well constructed and breaths well too , great for those days when you don’t need a full monty jacket.

    JH
    02/10/2018
    James H.
    New Zealand

    After Burner

    Love it - really lightweight and stands out like a dream. Cheers

    DO
    24/05/2018
    David O.
    Australia

    Thin, light and breathable.

    This jacket is really thin and lightweight, but still works great at keeping out the wind and rain without getting too sweaty.

    JS
    07/05/2018
    John S.
    New Zealand

    Afterburner Report

    I recently purchased an Afterburner top ,the third similar one I have had.I find it ideal with a long sleeve thermal underneath for my usual mountain bike rides.The fluro colour gives me confidence that I might be seen during my traffic sparring on the way to the trails.The previous top has taken ages to wear out.Well made. John S

    TM
    02/06/2017
    Tom M.

    Dynamic duo

    Now that winter is here my Afterburner is my first choice cycling top especially when paired with my Ignite base layer. I have worn the pair on several 100 km plus rides and remain comfortable even as the frost thaws.

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