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Bright Orange

Blast to the front of the peloton with this half jacket-half riding top. The Afterburner's microFoil™ stretch fabric deflects drizzle and chilling winds without any flap. While rear pockets provide quick access to tubes, tools and snacks. High visibility Bright Orange or Limelight with 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.
  • Hazard! reflectivity.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+ Tech

  Weight: 170 gm

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

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 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.

+ 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 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.
+ 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.
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      John S.
      New Zealand New Zealand


      Have just recieved my new afterburner.The bright colouring is a great saftey feature and contrasts with the other two afterburners which although getting tatty refuse to die.I can now go out in public again without looking derelict. John

      Heating J.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Cyclng jacket

      Bought this for my husband after getting the womens jacket for myself We think they are fantastic for the northland climate Planning on taking them To Italy cycle touring in September. They are very compact

      Gary O.
      New Zealand New Zealand


      Excellent bit of kit. Rolls up small, keeps the wind/cold out, fits perfectly. Even kept me reasonably dry in light rain. A "must have" for spring/autumn riding.

      Russell I.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great cycling jacket - the afterburner

      As I ride mostly at night after work, the afterburner has become my go-to jacket as windproof, showerproof and fantastic at keeping out winter wind and cold. When combined with a warm thermal cycling top, tights keeps me warm enough for a couple of hours. Great fit and the pockets at back are very handy for mobile, spare light and any snacks. The colour and high vis nature essential for being seen day and night in dull winter conditions

      Garry A.
      New Zealand New Zealand


      Finding it living up to its pre purchase blurb. Happy with it