The chart is a guide only. If you fall in-between sizes, the right size for you will depend on your body shape, height and how loose or tight you like to wear your clothes. Measurements refer to your body not the garment. Jackets and baggies are sized to fit over under-layers - so you should be the same size in both. It's no hassle to swap an item, if your first choice is not the best fit.
This colour/size is temporarily out of stock. For orders placed today we'll get one to you in about a week... or consider another colour if you can't wait.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Bought this to partner with a Berglar top for chilly cycling in Tasmania, and it has been a revelation. Brilliant for warding off a chilly Tasmanian morning and maintaining some warmth on long weekend rides, even in light rain. My only smallest of small issues is that due to its super light material the sleeves can flap a bit in the wind, but still a 4.99 out of 5 for me.