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Ice Queen

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Combat winter's freezing days with this lightweight, windproof jacket. Its silky Thermostat™ fleece back keeps you cosy while the WindFoil™ front and arms take the sting out of a chilly headwind. Yet the full length front zip lets you control your temperature on the fly. One top that does-it-all for those who like to travel light and fast in cold-dry weather.

+Features
  • WindFoil™ micro-fleece softshell front, sleeves and shoulders block cold winds.
  • Full front zip with integrated windflap.
  • Rear security pocket and twin elasticised angle-pockets.
  • WhaleTail™ covers all your back all the time.
  • 360° Hazard!™ reflectivity.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 330 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.

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Outskirts™ garments are designed specifically for women. However If you're struggling to find exactly what you need in the Outskirts™ women's range, check out our men's products for further size options. Jackets, tights and baggy tops often fit both men and women equally well.

+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.

+Compare

  Ice Queen Popsicle Hot Toddy
Windproof Front & sleeves Front only None
Fabric
WindFoil™ front &  Thermostat™ back
WindFoil™ front &  Lightwave™ Merino back
Lightwave™ Merino
Front Zip Full length 3/4 length Short
Pockets 3 rear
3 rear
None
Sizes 8 - 18 10 - 16 10 - 16

+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
    4.9 Based on 108 Reviews
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      BS
      20/06/2024
      Brian S.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Ice Queen

      My wife loves the Ice Queen I bought her. It is super convenient to wear over base layers and really does keep the cold Christchurch winds out. AND she looks very sharp in it.

      MH
      04/06/2024
      Michelle H.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Winter ice queen

      Worn a few times so far and doing well. A bit rooms in the arms but ok. Looking forward to many years of use like other ground effect clothing

      AE
      23/05/2024
      Ann E.
      Australia Australia

      Love this jacket

      Love the Ice Queen jacket, fits perfectly and it keeps the icy winds out! As usual Ground Affect is quality !

      CW
      20/05/2024
      Chrissie W.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Warm and versatile

      A great addition to my winter riding kit. Really warm. Well designed. Fits perfectly even with merino layers under. Chrissie W

      BC
      12/04/2024
      Britta C.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Toasty warm

      Great jacket does everything it says it does, I can now continue to bike to work in the cooler weather.