Half Pipes

43 reviews
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Jet Black
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Winterise your baggies or lycra cycle shorts with these toasty leg warmers. Slip them on in the cold. Peel 'em off and shove in your back pocket when no longer required. Add lace, suspenders and jazz for late night entertainment.
+Features
  • Fast-drying, 4-way stretch Hot Shot™ Merino.
  • Gripper elastic at hem keeps them hitched up.
  • Hazard!™ reflective logos on each calf for night time visibility.
  • Calf zips to ease on and off over your cycling shoes.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 160  gm

+Hotshot™ lycra
4-way stretch winter luxury uniquely combines superfine NZ merino against your skin with a tightly woven, hardwearing nylon outer and lycra to stretch and move with your body. Warm as pie. Developed by Ground Effect and knitted just for us.
  • Composition: 38% merino; 46% nylon; 16% lycra.

+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.

+Video

+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. 

  • Wash colours separately.

Customer Reviews
4.7 Based on 43 reviews
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    LH
    21/09/2021
    Lisa H.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Halfpipes

    Recently purchased. As always super quick delivery. Well fitting and WARM! Easy to take on and off over riding shoes with the zips. Very happy

    SC
    26/08/2021
    Shane C.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Rocky Horror on a bike

    Love these. Great support and quality.

    RB
    18/08/2021
    Ross B.
    Australia Australia
    Half pipes

    I purchased a medium size, which should be right for me but I found the top elastic a little tight on my left leg. After a 2 hour ride I felt uncomfortable because of the tightness. Otherwise all good.

    BS
    17/08/2021
    Bruce S.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Half Pipes

    Great, sizing good, delivery prompt. Have worn Armadillos for a number of years which are great, don't know why I took so long to get a pair of Half pipes.

    JG
    26/06/2021
    John G.
    Australia Australia
    Half Pipes

    These are the best quality I have been able to find - well made, warm true to size and they stay up all day - also they are not made in China!