Double Happys

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Rugged, baggy and brutally handsome shorts with an integrated liner. Loose fitting but not excessive - so you won't get tangled with your seat on those steep descents... but still maintain your composure when ordering up a short black.

    • Integrated liner with breathable lycra mesh.
    • Softail Pad - 3D anatomical shaping, multi-level foam, rapid drying, seamless synthetic 'chamois' pad with anti-bacterial finish.
    • Easy-Rider™ stretch lumbar with adjustable velcro Trim Tabs™.
    • Smooth fitted waist with zipped fly.
    • Tough Hi-Impact Stretch nylon outer.
    • Added strength with contrasting bartacking.
    • Mesh-lined hand pockets - zip 'em down to keep your cool.
    • Gusseted crutch for pedalling freedom.
    • Bandolier textured-lycra cuffs on the liner glue these shorts to your thighs.
    • Mid-length legs sit just above your knees.
    • Secret tube repair patch.
  • Hard wearing and quick drying Hi-Impact Stretch nylon fabric - tightly woven to deliver bulletproof durability, with stretch construction for a performance fit.
    • Composition: 95% nylon; 5% lycra.

    Our Softail™ pad delivers supreme comfort for those gnarly long days in the saddle.
    • Differential density, multi-level foam construction provides additional padding at pressure points without increased bulk.
    • 3D anatomical shaping, 4-way stretch and seamless construction hug your body for a performance fit.
    • Polyester-knit face fabric against your skin disperses heat and moisture.
    • Anti-bacterial finish and dries rapidly after washing.
    • Made by TMF in Italy. Market leaders in cycling pad design and innovation. Manufactured in strict compliance with European environmental standards.

    ▹ Easy-Rider™

    Stretch hip panels and Trim Tabs™ keep Ground Effect baggies hitched up. Intelligent design reduces surplus fabric for a smoother and therefore more comfortable interface between bum and saddle. There's also less risk of getting hooked up on technical trails.

    ▹ 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.

    ▹ Weight

    Garment Weight: 350 gm
  •   Juggernauts Snipers Supertankers Double Happys
    Fabric Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Plus Hi-Impact Stretch
    Liner Separate Separate Separate Integrated
    Trim Tabs™ Yes Yes No Yes
    Leg Vents Yes Yes No No
    Leg Length Mid-Knee Above Knee Mid-Knee Mid-Knee
    Sizes S - XXL S - XL S - XL S - XL

  • ▹ How should the waist fit?

    These baggies feature a stretch-fit waist that delivers a snug, performance fit. Pull them over your hips, and there should be a 3-5 cm gap before you close the dome. The waist is then under tension so your pants stay put when hitting the trails or tarmac.

    ▹ Are they water-resistant?

    The Hi-Impact™ Stretch fabric has a durable water resistant treatment (DWR). While the pants are not waterproof, they do provide some short term resistant to drizzle and light rain. They are windproof, dry faster than lightening if you do happen to get caught out and are extremely hard wearing.

    ▹ Baggy vs Lycra

    A stretch short will always deliver more performance than a baggy number as there's no surplus fabric bunched up between your bum and the saddle. However, baggies are the default choice of battle-hardened cyclists off road, on tour and around the streets. They combine a loose but not super-baggy fit with an optional mesh liner and moulded pad... providing the performance benefits of conventional stretch shorts with minimal compromise.

    • 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. 

    • With shorts in particular, cold-water detergents and those with bleach or fabric softner can cause 'nappy-rash' so if you're experiencing issues in that department try a warm 40ºC machine wash and a change of cleaning brew. 
    • A washing machine rinses more thoroughly and is preferable if you have the choice.
    • UV rays accelerate the decay of lycra. Our fabric is knitted so the lycra component lies on the inside of the fabric - shielding it from the sun when you're out riding. Consequently you should avoid drying these shorts inside-out. It's not a bad idea to do so occasionally as the sun does help keep the pad hygienic - although it is treated with an anti-bacterial finish anyway. But drying in this manner is a trade-off with the damage done to the Lycra.
    • It's common practice to not wear underwear with your riding shorts so you need to wash your shorts daily. And it's recommended to give your shorts an initial wash when they're new - the eXo™ pad in particular becomes less stiff after the first wash.


Made by: Ground Effect in New Zealand


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DT
06/02/2018
David T.
Australia

Great pair off cycling shorts

These shorts come with a liner, zipped pockets and an adjustable waistband that stays in place. I use mine everyday and manage to get 2 to 3 years of wear out of each pair. I've cycled day to day and even over the Alps, in these and they have been secure, durable, easily washed, dried fast, and kept their colour. I would recommend these to anyone tackling Monte Zoncolan or simply a daily commute. One should always strive to be fashionable while cycling, especially in foreign countries and these shorts are the ticket.

CH
05/02/2018
carl h.
New Zealand

my double happy's

these shorts are great, very comfortable, especially the liner. fantastic when conditions are wet and muddy, my only gripe is they can get a little hot.

MM
29/01/2018
Mark M.
New Zealand

Double Double Happys

My first pair of Double Happy's has lasted nearly 10 years of pure abuse. They are well built, comfortable and **** good to ride in. I didn't look anywhere else to get a new pair of riding shorts. The new pair are great, they fit well, look great and I think they are better in terms of feeling with the chamios and riding pants underneath. They look all casual & smart from the outside but underneath lies a serious side. I'm stoked with them. Another great Ground Effect product.

SN
21/01/2018
Sarah N.
New Zealand

Comfy and look good

This is my second pair, my first is around five years old and still going strong.

KH
19/01/2018
Kim H.
New Zealand

Triple Happiness

Treated myself to new pair of Double Happy’s along with a Neapolitan and Haywire top. The perfect triple dip! This is simply the best, most stylish and comfortable mtb clothing you can get. And it lasts forever - after nearly 9 years my first Double Happy’s are still going strong but have now been relegated to reserve bench.