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Agent Orange

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 Agent Orange and Hazard! reflective trim helps you stand out like a dog's proverbials when scything through the traffic.

  Slim Fit - for a closer fit with less flap. Typically favoured by disciples of the tarmac, intent on travelling hard and fast. Size up if you need more room.

+ 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.
  • Hazard! reflectivity.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+ Tech

  Weight: 150 gm

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.

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.

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+ 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. 
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    John W.
    Australia Australia
    WA winter shell

    Great jacket for WA winter. Rain/windblock without the usual boil in the bag. A looser fit but sizes up right. Extremely light and packs up very small in it’s own pocket. The orange & reflective bits make it a high vis jacket which is perfect. As with all things Ground Effect expect this will have a long life.

    Simon F.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Hot After Burner

    This is a very well designed and made jacket. The whole garment exudes quality and what particularly appeals to me are how well fitting and tailored it is and the functional pockets. Perhaps a wider choice of colours would enable it to break thru the atmosphere?

    Kerry M.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Orange Afterburner

    This is an excellent, although not cheap, jacket. I like: the safe colour, which is very easy to see, the attention to cycling detail with pockets and zips, and the way it still fits even with all the winter layers. Cheers

    Glen H.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Keeps the wind out and scrunches up to nothing when you need to tuck it away in your back pocket.

    Paul A.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Baked Alaska brilliance

    I have worn the Baked Alaska every time I've been out on the bike this Autumn and haven't needed any other layers , it's versatile and fits like a glove.

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