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Draft Dodger

98 reviews
Colour
Marine Blue
Size

Preferred garb for dodging the authorities and bracing winds as you head for the border. WindFoil™ softshell shuts out nasty drafts when commuting, dining al fresco or on urban assignations with your eBike.
+Features
  • WindFoil™ micro-fleece softshell blocks cold winds.
  • Breathable Thermostat™ side panels.
  • Full length front zip to prevent burnout.
  • Foreplay™ arm vents - zip 'em down for additional cooling.
  • Zip pockets for parking your hands and loose change.
  • Hi-vis Tailgate™ foldaway reflective rear panel.
  • Hazard!™ reflective trim.
  • Raglan sleeves for enhanced fit.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 460 gm

+WindFoil™
WindFoil™ combines the insulative benefits of a polyester micro-fleece liner with a smooth, 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.
  • Water repellent finish on face fabric.
  • Breathability: 4000gm per sq.m per 24hr.

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Approved clobber for terrorising the city, cruising the highways or café surfing. Unfashion garments combine comfort on the bike with sharp looks for when you hit the pavement.

+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

  Draft Dodger Frosty Boy Baked Alaska Astro
Windproof Full Front & sleeves Front only Front only
Fabric WindFoil™ front & back 
&  Thermostat™ sides
WindFoil™ front &  Thermostat™ back
WindFoil™ front &  Lightwave™ Merino back
WindFoil™ front & Lightwave™ Merino back
Front Zip Full length + 2 forearm vents Full length 3/4 length None
Pockets 2 hand plus large rear 3 rear plus single at chest
3 rear
Single at chest

+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.

  • Be sure not to wash with socks, fluffy towels or flannelette sheets. Lint clings to the fleece on the inside of your top making it age before its time.
+ 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
    4.8 Based on 98 Reviews
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    Filter Reviews:
      MG
      22/02/2024
      Michael G.
      Australia

      My Draft Dodger

      An excellent item of clothing for those windy and colder days. It has good warmth without weight down to about 10 degrees C. I really appreciate the design elements and crush ability.

      JC
      16/08/2023
      john c.
      Australia Australia

      Draft dodger

      Amazing bike top in all ways.

      PS
      15/06/2023
      Peter S.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great jacket

      I am riding to work in Wellington and it has been cold. Very happy with my draft dodger jacket that keeps me at a good temp and breathes. Highly recommended

      JA
      08/11/2022
      Joe A.
      United Kingdom United Kingdom

      Draft Dodger

      On my fourth. Previous ones worn out because enjoyed wearing it too much.

      B
      23/09/2022
      Bill
      New Zealand New Zealand

      where do i put my phone

      very warm yes, I purchased what i thought was the best and being a bike jacket thought there would be a pocket in the back as well. pockets in the front annoy me biking with an inhaler so not much use. so a bit disappointed should have read other reviews!!

      23/09/2022

      Ground Effect

      Hi Bill, sorry you're disappointed with your Draft Dodger. If you haven't worn it yet feel free to pop it back to us for an exchange. It sounds like the Frosty Boy might be what you are after. Pedal on, Ernie