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Deceive predators when delivering goodies through the urban forest with this street-smart hoodie. WindFoil™ softshell fabric blocks nasty drafts and drizzle to get you there in good humour. Big 'n' green rather than little 'n' red.

  • Three panel merino lined hood.
  • Raglan cut with flat seams for enhanced comfort.
  • Zipped chest pocket for storing shades and tunes.
  • Full-length front zip for temperature control.
  • No hand pockets for clean lines.
  • WhaleTail™ longer back for greater cycling warmth.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 400  gm

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.

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.

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.

+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.


  Draft Dodger Hoodwink Frosty Boy Toaster
Activity Urban & Tour Urban Mtb & Road Mtb & Tour
Windproof Full Full Front only None
Vents 2 at forearm - - -
Pockets 2 hand pockets Single at chest 3 rear pockets plus single at chest Single at chest
Hood No Yes No No
Hazard! Reflectivity Yes No Yes No


  • 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 EcoverEcostoreEarthwise 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.

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    Lester B.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Fantastic top.Wore it recently to the Hawke’s Bay A&P show.It protected me from the cold winds and showers. Can’t wait to try it out on the bike over winter.

    ed h.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Hoodwink winter away

    after tossing up between a baked alaska and the hoodwink top, style won over. The green is a great colour and with the windproof fabric makes for a super warm & light top layer. Winter 2019 in Wellington has been pretty mild to date, generally I just use a merino T under this and am toasty warm. A long sleeved merino on the single digit days. The only improvement would be an extra pocket or 2, but the single pocket is very useful and makes for the simple, streamlined design. Get one. From walking the dog to commuting to work it's fantastic.

    Jason M.
    Australia Australia

    Looks good, warm on eben sub -5 mornings, nice low hang over butt, like the large chest pocket.

    sid j.
    New Zealand
    Warm as....

    Got this for a recent trip to frosty Rotorua, this and a single merino kept me warm on a pretty chilly day. Pros: Well made, usual ground effect high quality, warm and comfy. Cons: I should have ordered more pockets, a little too warm on the commute in balmy Wellington, nothing opening the zip can't fix.

    Mark H.
    Good value: warm and stylish

    Great colour, warm, fits well and is another great Ground Effect apparel. Recommend the jacket.

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