Anti-freeze for your digits on those nasty cold morning jaunts to work, or while out night riding your favourite singletrack. Reinforced palms provide extra protection for your mitts and ensure positive contact with your bike. Get 'em while they're hot.

    • Softshell outer.
    • Multi-panel fit.
    • Fast drying, hardwearing synthetic suede palms.
    • Silicon screened prints on palm and fingers provides additional grip.
    • Reflective detailing.
    • Touch-screen sensitive finger and thumb tips for swiping left, or right.
  • WindFoil™ combines the insulative benefits of a polyester micro-fleece liner with a smooth, highly 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.

    ▹ Weight

    Garment Weight: 90 gm
    • 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 Ecover, 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 repellent finish. 

    • Wash your gloves separately - the synthetic suede can cause havoc staining other clothing.
    • Air dry only - no dryers for these puppies.

Made by: Ground Effect

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Matthew A.

Warm Hands at last

Hands down (geddit) the best winter gloves I've used. Have tried several pairs since moving to Canberra & none have provided the warmth & ease of use of the Chipolatas. Why did I wait so long to buy them.

Stephen S.


Having lived in some of the colder areas of Australia (Orange and Canberra) I have had Chipolatas since the early days of Ground Effect. They lasted for ever, but sadly this year they finally wore through. I reckon that's at least 15 years. The new ones look and feel good and do their job tremendously. As with all Ground Effect gear, well worth the money.

Jeff B.
New Zealand


Great gloves that do the job. Have kept my fingers warm during the winter early morning rides in Christchurch. No frills just functional kit that keeps hands and fingers functioning.

Andrew S.
New Zealand

Awesome gloves in the frosty mornings

A friend recommended these and I was not disappointed. Really comfortable and great padding. I especially like the "phone-friendly" finger tips.

Andrew H.
New Zealand


Haven't worn 'em yet but they look and feel well made. I wear a large sized glove normally and these have a bit of room to spare across palm and finger length.