Double Happys

153 reviews
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Colour
Jet Black
Size

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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.

+Features
  • 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 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 hang around your knees.
  • Secret tube repair patch.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 350 gm

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Hard wearing and quick drying nylon fabric. Super stretchy for a closer, performance fit. Tight double weave 'looped' construction combines bulletproof durability with next to skin comfort.
  • Composition: 89% nylon; 11% lycra.

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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.

+Compare

  Hydroslides Juggernauts Snipes
Fabric

HydroFoil
Hi-Impact Stretch

Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Stretch
Liner Separate Separate Separate
Trim Tabs™ Yes Yes Yes
Leg Vents Yes Yes Yes
Leg Length Mid-Knee Mid-Knee Above Knee
Sizes S - XL S - XXL S - XL
  Double Happys Slim Jims Supertankers
Fabric Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Plus
Liner Integrated Separate Separate
Trim Tabs™ Yes No No
Leg Vents No No No
Leg Length Mid-Knee Above Knee Mid-Knee
Sizes S - XL S - XL S - XL

+FAQ

+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.

+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.

+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. 

  • 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.

Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 153 reviews
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    PN
    09/10/2020
    Pam N.
    Australia Australia
    Double Happy’s

    The Double happy’s were a gift for my son...They are the only riding pants he will wear, loves then and has been wearing them for years.

    BG
    07/10/2020
    Benjamin G.
    Australia Australia
    Happy days

    Great pair of shorts , very light and great fit . This is my second pair, my first pair are still going six years on .

    BM
    06/10/2020
    Bruce M.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Double Happys

    This my first experience of this type of short. I would usually ride wearing the thermal Ground Effect roadish bike shorts or another brand. I have worn the Double Happys for a couple of weeks racking up around 500ks. My last ride was Old Ghost Road. I like the shorts but the inner has given me a sore on my left sit bone. Thery are great for short rides but I'm not convinced for long multi day adventures.

    06/10/2020
    Ground Effect

    Hi there Bruce, thanks for your review. For longer rides it could be worth looking at a pair of our shorts that do not have the liner built in and trying either the Stowaways or Innuendoes. These both use our more advance eXo pad. Pedal on, Ernie.

    JD
    05/10/2020
    Jon D.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Happiness with Double Happys

    A great fit, look awesome and I love the insert with the padded panels.

    IL
    30/09/2020
    Ian L.
    Australia Australia
    Double happy, yes really

    Terrific, super comfy shorts. I purchased a slightly too small a pair initially but the exchange process was very simple. The shorts themselves are great to wear, they've got a couple of useful pockets and the padding and fit can't be faulted. I particularly like the liner material. I had no idea what I was ordering when I got the integrated liner with breathable lycra mesh. Lycra has never been on my body before but this has now changed my view of the world, for the better. They really live up to the hype, they're rugged, baggy and brutally handsome shorts. Buy a pair, you won't be disappointed.

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