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-top-does-it-all for those who like to travel light and fast.

    • WindFoil™ softshell front, sleeves and shoulders block cold winds.
    • Raglan sleeves for enhanced fit.
    • Extra long front zip with integrated windflap and reflective trim.
    • 360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
    • Zipped chest pocket for storing shades and tunes.
    • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
    • WhaleTail™ covers all your back all the time.
    • Secret tube repair patch.
    • S size in selected colours only.
  • WindFoil™ combines the insulative benefits of a polyester micro-fleece liner with a smooth, highly 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.
    • Durable water-repellent (DWR) finish on face fabric.
    • Breathability: 4000gm per sq.m per 24hr.

     

    A non-windproof version of WindFoil™ - Thermostat™ is a lightweight, quick-drying 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
    • Durable water-repellent (DWR) 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™ front with a breathable Thermostat™ fleece or Heatwave™ Merino back. A long front zip for ventilation allows 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.

    ▹ Weight

    Garment Weight: 340 gm
  •   Draft Dodger Hoodwink Frosty Boy Pushover
    Activity Urban & Tour Urban Mtb & Road Mtb & Road
    Windproofing Full Full Front only None
    Vents 2 at forearm - - -
    Pockets 2 hand pockets Single chest pocket 3 rear pockets plus single at chest Single hip pocket
    Hood No Yes No No
    Hazard! Reflectivity Yes No Yes Yes

    • 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. 

    • 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.

Made by: Ground Effect in New Zealand


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28/01/2018
Stuart C.
United Kingdom

Frosty Boy

Great delivery first of all came really quickly. Great looking jersey and it works well in a cold Scottish winter. It does seem a bit thinner than my old frosty boy. Happy with it though

KK
05/01/2018
Kerry K.
Australia

Perfect Gift

I purchased this for my husband as a replacement for one that he had for over ten years, He really likes his new one and I am sure he will enjoy for many years of riding to come

GN
11/12/2017
Grant N.
New Zealand

Frosty Boy

Great cut. Comfy , not too tight, not flappy. Able to use for 5.30am Christchurch morning rides in spring with no jacket. Breathable- not dripping in sweat when you return, unlike when you wear a jacket. As the weathers got warmer in late november I've swapped to my baked alaska and its awesome to.

DB
03/12/2017
Daphne B.
New Zealand

Frosty Boy

Very happy with the quality of this garment, also impressed with the quick return for a larger size when we found our first choice was a little snug.

MB
05/10/2017
Marnie Brown

Never Leave home without it

Purchased this in the black for hubby, he never leaves on a trip without it. The go to top! So I decided to purchase the green for a birthday and again fantastic purchased. Decided to puchase another for brothers birthday. Smart but casual and very WARM!