Draft Dodger

79 reviews
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Preferred garb for dodging the authorities and bracing winds as you head for the border. WindFoil™ softshell shuts out nasty drafts and drizzle when commuting, dinning al fresco or on urban assignations with your eBike.
+Features
  • Full length front zip to prevent burnout.
  • Zip pockets for parking your hands and loose change.
  • Foreplay™ arm vents - zip 'em down for additional cooling.
  • Raglan sleeves for enhanced fit.
  • 360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
  • S size in selected colours only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 380 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 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 Toaster
Windproof Full Front & sleeves Front only None
Fabric WindFoil™
WindFoil™ front &  Thermostat™ back
WindFoil™ front &  Heatwave™ Merino back
Thermostat™
Front Zip Full length + 2 forearm vents 3/4 length 3/4 length Full length
Pockets 2 hand 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 EcostoreEarthwise 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. 

  • 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 $7 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$7 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
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      MB
      09/08/2021
      Marc B.
      Australia Australia
      Draft Dodger

      Hey Crew, draft dodger works perfect, just as described, keep up the good work

      RM
      23/07/2021
      Richard M.
      Australia Australia
      Draft dodger or Frosty boy?

      I bought both but prefer the DD because of the side pockets. There are also 2 great inside pockets not even mentioned on the website! Having worn both, I prefer having a full length zip - easier to keep cool and to remove if necessary. Reviews on this site often say "fits me fine" but that's not helpful - we need to know your measurement. So, here goes: I bought medium (for both DD and FB) and they fit great. I am 1m 75 and chest 98cm. That leaves room for a base layer and maybe even a light fleece if really cold (ie close to freezing). Windproof is 100%. I agree that sleeve vents are very effective and easy enough to operate on the move.

      ML
      17/07/2021
      Martin L.
      Australia Australia
      Great jacket

      This jacket is great because it’s wind proof and really warm. Even in winter with temperatures below 5 degrees I just had to wear a t shirt underneath, and still got hot. The zip vents in the arms are really effective. Bottom line fantastic jacket - love it.

      BH
      10/07/2021
      Brett H.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Roasty Toasty

      This is a great winter jacket & is super warm - I wore too much underneath & cooked the first time I wore it - settled on just a long sleeved cycle top under for a frosty Hawkes Bay Commute.

      FH
      07/07/2021
      Frank H.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Dodger

      Needs top pocket for phone otherwise good, gave away and got another Frosty Boy