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Daddy Long Legs

270 reviews
Colour
Jet Black
Size

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

  Weight: 310 gm

+Hot Shot™ Merino
4-way stretch winter luxury uniquely combines superfine merino against your skin with a tightly knitted, hardwearing nylon outer and lycra to stretch and move with your body. Warm as pie.
  • Composition: 28% merino; 44% nylon; 28% 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 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.

+Compare

  Daddy Long Legs Black Mambas Geronimos
Fabric Hot Shot™ Merino Hot Shot™ Merino Hot Shot™ Merino
Pad None Softail eXo
Calf Zips Yes No No
Bandolier™ Cuffs No Yes Yes
Length Full Full 3/4

+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.

  • Wash colours separately.

+ 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.
    Customer Reviews
    4.9 Based on 270 Reviews
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    Filter Reviews:
      KK
      27/12/2023
      Katie K.
      New Zealand

      Daddy Long legs

      They are super comfy and so warm, being wool.Thanks Ground Effect

      IB
      14/08/2023
      Ian B.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Warm knees!

      Next iteration Daddy Long Legs excellent! Higher riding waist for winter warmth. Extra warm knees. Recommend.

      NL
      14/08/2023
      Nick L.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Fantastic!

      I bought these for my Dad, he's a hard-core old-school road cyclist, and has always worn shorts only, no matter how freezing the weather. After hearing him grumble about how cold his legs were, I did some asking round, and discovered your Daddy Long Legs are the go-to for all his cycling mates. The very first day he wore them, he came home beaming, I think his words were "Not only was I not freezing...I was actually bloody warm!, they're fantastic!" Thanks so much for making an old man happy,and for earning me some brownie points as favourite daughter!

      IM
      11/08/2023
      Ian M.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Ian

      I like “ alot”

      CP
      21/07/2023
      Craig P.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Daddy Long legs

      Probably my third pair and it’s like putting on armour. Once on you can deal with anything the NZ weather throws at you. Highly recommended