Juggernauts

98 reviews
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Jet Black
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Super-sized shorts for those who prefer living long and loose. Paired with the Innuendos or Underdogs mesh liner, options abound for temperature control with leg vents and breathable hand pockets. Or winterise your Juggernauts by replacing the liner with a pair of Geronimos three-quarter length shorts. Hoo-hah!

+Features
  • Easy-Rider™ stretch lumbar with adjustable velcro Trim Tabs™.
  • Smooth fitted waist with zipped fly.
  • Gusseted crutch for pedalling freedom.
  • Combine with Innuendos, UnderdogsStowaways or Flatliners mesh liner for increased performance.
  • Open hand pockets plus zipped thigh security pocket.
  • Vents on lower leg - zip 'em down to keep your cool.
  • Tough Hi-Impact™ Stretch takes the knocks.
  • Added strength with contrasting bartacking.
  • Long legs hang around your knees.
  • XXL size option.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 290 gm

+Hi-Impact™ Stretch
Hard wearing and quick drying nylon fabric. Super stretchy for a closer, performance fit. Tight double weave 'looped' construction combines bulletproof durability with next to skin comfort.
  • Composition: 89% nylon; 11% lycra.

+Easy-Rider™
Stretch hip panels and Trim Tabs™ keep Ground Effect baggies hitched up. Intelligent design reduces surplus fabric for a smoother and therefore more comfortable interface between bum and saddle. There's also less risk of getting hooked up on technical trails.

+Luxury Liner
These baggies are supremely versatile. Add the InnuendosUnderdogs or Stowaways lycra mesh liner to deliver no-nonsense performance in the saddle. Whip ‘em out for washing or when moving into après ride mode. Winterise by using a pair of Geronimos or Montezumas three-quarter length shorts as the liner.

+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.

+Compare

  Hydroslides Juggernauts Snipes
Fabric

HydroFoil
Hi-Impact Stretch

Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Stretch
Liner Separate Separate Separate
Trim Tabs™ Yes Yes Yes
Leg Vents Yes Yes Yes
Leg Length Mid-Knee Mid-Knee Above Knee
Sizes S - XL S - XXL S - XL
  Double Happys Slim Jims Supertankers
Fabric Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Plus
Liner Integrated Separate Separate
Trim Tabs™ Yes No No
Leg Vents No No No
Leg Length Mid-Knee Above Knee Mid-Knee
Sizes S - XL S - XL S - XL

+FAQ

+Baggy vs Lycra
A stretch short will always deliver more performance than a baggy number as there's no surplus fabric bunched up between your bum and the saddle. However, baggies are the default choice of battle-hardened cyclists off road, on tour and around the streets. They combine a loose but not super-baggy fit with an optional mesh liner and moulded pad... providing the performance benefits of conventional stretch shorts with minimal compromise.

+Are they water-resistant?
The Hi-Impact™ Stretch fabric has a durable water resistant treatment (DWR). While the pants are not waterproof, they do provide some short term resistant to drizzle and light rain. They are windproof, dry faster than lightening if you do happen to get caught out and are extremely hard wearing.

+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 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. 

+ Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $7 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$7 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
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    Filter Reviews:
      KT
      09/03/2021
      Kerei T.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Juggernauts Shorts

      This is my second pair great for summer riding fit well relaxed but not baggy so they catch on the seat.

      TD
      24/01/2021
      Tom D.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Comfy as can be!

      Was a little unsure between sizes but followed the size chart which I found bang on. I’m 184cm tall and the shorts are a great length for wearing with knee pads. Fabric is crazy comfy and the waist band is clean and simple to stop bunching up around the waist when you are bending over. Worth the $!

      CC
      20/01/2021
      Carolyn C.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Great shorts

      Bought for husband for Christmas and were a size too smal., I would go with your normal size eg site said he was large by measurements but he's normally and extra large and that's what i should have ordered the first time. Sending them back and getting a new pair was easy. Overall he thinks they are very comfortable, a nice fit and are quite smart for just wearing shorts. The length is just above the knee.

      PB
      14/12/2020
      P B.
      Australia Australia
      Juggers a bit too youth-like

      i've been rocking Slim Jims, yes - rocking, for a while now so this review is more a comparison with Juggers. Material and design are essentially the same. The key differences: 1. Juggers are about an inch or 2 longer; 2. Juggers vents are a bit how's you're father. My impression: These duds would appeal to those folk not in their 5th decade of life that may be inclined to, ugh, rap music. The vents are a great concept and probably just what Ernie needs in Kiwi summer time, but they need some improvement for those north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Still, a good product although a little exy.

      AH
      29/11/2020
      Anthony H.
      Australia Australia
      Best pants Ever!

      These pants are so comfortable and fit perfectly. Also as a day to day pants, I use these on my riding trips and then hit the pub. Thank you GroundEffect - these are great!