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Frosty Boy

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Crawl out of bed and into Frosty Boy - then stumble out the door for a wake-me-up blast on the treadly. Silky Thermostat™ fleece back keeps you toasty while the WindFoil™ softshell front and arms knock the stuffing out of chilling breezes. The dinkum one-jacket-does-it-all for those who like to travel light and fast in cold-dry conditions.
+Features
  • WindFoil™ micro-fleece softshell front, sleeves and shoulders block cold winds.
  • Full front zip with integrated windflap.
  • Zipped chest pocket for storing shades and tunes.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • WhaleTail™ covers all your back all the time.
  • 360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
  • Raglan sleeves for enhanced fit.
  • S size in selected colours only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 410 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.

+Thermostat
A non-windproof version of WindFoil™ - Thermostat™ is a lightweight, quick-drying and breathable laminated fleece with a water repellant finish. Constructed from a knitted polyester face fabric with brushed polyester fleece on the inside. Its hyper-soft finish makes it delicious to wear against your skin. Yum. Thermostat has an excellent warmth to weight ratio. For cycling, low bulk is important - both when you're wearing the garment and when it's stashed away in your back pack or pannier. The advantages of heavier fleeces are mainly for sedentary types. 
  • Composition: 100% polyester
  • Water repellent finish on face fabric.

+Composite Tops
For short trips in stable weather conditions, a Ground Effect composite top lets you travel light and fast with just a single thermal layer. These designs combine a WindFoil™ softshell fleece front with a breathable Thermostat™ fleece or Lightwave™ Merino back. Some designs have a long front zip for ventilation - allowing you to manage your body temperature through a wide range of conditions. Apparently you can have your cake and eat it too.

+WhaleTail™
Ground Effect tops are cut with extra length in the back... and in the sleeves too. So when you stretch out in search of the perfect downhill position, neither your shirttail or sleeves will ride-up to expose your back or wrists to the elements.

+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 252 Reviews
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      VH
      29/10/2023
      Vicki H.
      Australia Australia

      Frosty boy

      Warm and cosy. Would be better with a two way zipper and tabs in the wrist to accommodate different arm lengths

      30/10/2023

      Ground Effect

      Hi Vicki, thanks for leaving feedback. I have passed your suggestions on to the design team. Pedal on, Ernie

      AB
      27/10/2023
      Andy B.
      Australia Australia

      My third frosty boy

      You’ve changed to a jacket format. I much prefer the pullover style with the rear pockets

      PO
      02/10/2023
      Patricia O.
      Australia Australia

      Cozy Warm

      My old Frosty Boy finally became threadbare and this new update does not disappoint. Didn't realise how much warmth I was missing out on!!

      GE
      25/08/2023
      Garth E.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Frosty boy for frosty rides

      So happy I purchased the frosty boy instead of freezing on those cold mornings. I've been pairing the frosty boy with a GE merino base layer and it works great. Always good kit from GE.

      PG
      23/08/2023
      Peter G.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Frosty Boy

      Awesome warm garment that is definitely the go to garment in my wardrobe for sub 13 degree days. No regrets from buying this item, great quality and prompt delivery.