Daddy Long Legs

164 reviews
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Colour
Jet Black
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Serious cold weather protection for backcountry epics and campfire legends. 4-way stretch Hot Shot™ Merino tights with a double layer of fabric at your knees beat polar winds. There's no pad so you can pull them on over your shorts or whip them off if it gets too hot.

+Features
  • HighRise™ rear ensures a generous overlap with your cycle top.
  • Flat seams for a contour-fit.
  • Fast-drying, 4-way stretch Hot Shot™ Merino with a double layer at knees.
  • Internal pocket with double layer of fabric warms your kidneys.
  • Hazard!™ reflective logos on each calf for increased nocturnal presence.
  • Calf zips make it a cinch to pull on and off over your cycling shoes. Moo!
  • XS size option (approx. women's small).
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 260 gm

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4-way stretch winter luxury uniquely combines superfine NZ merino against your skin with a tightly woven, hardwearing nylon outer and lycra to stretch and move with your body. Warm as pie. Developed by Ground Effect and knitted just for us.
  • Composition: 38% merino; 46% nylon; 16% lycra.

+HighRise™
A stretch lumbar panel and HighRise™ rear overlap with your cycle top to keep you covered. No bare skin or lewd exposure.

+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.

+Compare

  Daddy Long Legs Black Mambas Legs Eleven
Fabric
Pad None
Calf Zips Yes No No
Bandolier™ Cuffs No Yes Yes
Sizes XS - XL S - XL WS - WXL
Mens or Womens Unisex Mens Womens

+FAQ

▸ Should I wear underwear with these shorts?
Hell no. You want to have as smooth an interface as possible between your bum and the saddle. The seams on your underwear will inevitably be in the wrong place - causing rubbing and saddle sores. Also underwear is generally cotton - nice for everyday use but damp skin below is more susceptible to chaffing.

+Hitching up ya britches?
  • The challenge in fitting 3/4 length shorts and tights is the inherent tension of the fabric between your hips and knees. Even with stretch fabrics this can encourage your pants to creep down off your hips so the pad no longer fits snugly against your bum. It's more likely if you're lucky enough to have a longer-than-average femur.
  • The trick is to inch up the fabric below your knees so there is less tension along your thighs. If you are a girl, think about how you pull on your fishnet stockings. If you are a boy, think about something else.

+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. 

  • Wash colours separately.

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    BC
    09/07/2020
    Bernice C.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Merino Daddy Longlegs

    Love these leggings. They fit like a glove, and are so cosy and warm. Am wearing them for cycling and walking and finding them absolutely brilliant!!

    DH
    03/07/2020
    Darrell H.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    All set for winter

    Great product. Highly recommended. Daddy Long Legs are warm and comfortable on the bike. They fit well which is a concern for someone that does not have a skinny cyclist build. Love the padded knees, zipped bottoms, and reflective decals.

    DM
    29/06/2020
    Diane M.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Daddy long legs

    Worn a lot in recent weeks where we have had frost in the minus ... very effective at keeping my skinny legs lovely and warm Excellent product

    AT
    25/06/2020
    Andy T.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Women’s daddy long legs

    My new xs daddy long legs are a great fit, have worn them quite a bit now that the winter weather is here! Great buy!! Julie

    LP
    24/06/2020
    Leanne P.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Every day lockdown attire

    There are the best, in fact I have worn them most days during lockdown as they are so warm, comfortable and it inspires me to get out for a ride or walk when I have a break. Loved them so much I have just bought a second pair. The only thing I would say is to take care when pulling them up and make sure your finger nails dont go into the fabric (pull from the sides) as my first pair have worn through on the thighs from pulling in the wrong place.

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