Ladybugs

15 reviews
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Keep your pins toasty on mid-winter epics, crisp pre-dawn training rides or while unwinding around the hut. These 4-way stretch Hot Shot™ Merino tights have a double layer of fabric at your knees for added warmth and are supremely versatile with no pad - so you can pull them on over your shorts or remove as the day heats up.
+Features
  • HighRise™ rear ensures a generous overlap with your cycle top.
  • Flat seams for a contour-fit.
  • Fast-drying, 4-way stretch Hot Shot™ Merino with a double layer at knees.
  • Internal pocket with double layer of fabric warms your kidneys.
  • Hazard!™ reflective logos on each calf for increased nocturnal presence.
  • Calf zips make it a cinch to pull on and off over your cycling shoes. Moo!
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 230 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.

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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 options. Jackets, tights and baggy tops often fit both men and women equally well.

+HighRise™
A stretch lumbar panel and HighRise™ rear overlap with your cycle top to keep you covered. No bare skin or lewd exposure.

+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.

+Compare

  Ladybugs Legs Eleven
Fabric Hotshot™ Merino Hotshot™ Merino
Pad None Softail
Calf Zips Yes No
Bandolier™ Cuffs No Yes
Length Full Full
Sizes 10 - 16 8 - 18

+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.

+ 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
    4.4 Based on 15 reviews
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      BF
      05/08/2021
      Brenda F.
      New Zealand
      ladybugs

      Purchased my ladybugs tights for riding a few weeks ago, I love them they keep me warm but not too hot on my rides and I also like that I can use them with a liner for bike riding or just as normal cosy tights. love the double knee lining.

      KM
      03/08/2021
      kaye m.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Ladybugs

      Great product - nice and warm and is now making my winter biking more enjoyable.

      HM
      02/08/2021
      Helen M.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Ladybugs

      These are lovely and warm on frosty rides very comfortable. The double layer over the knees is awesome. The fit is acute.

      TM
      23/07/2021
      Toni-Maree M.
      New Zealand New Zealand
      Lady bugs

      Happy with these pants. Do bunch up a bit at the back of my knees when I'm riding but I'm a short legged individual and didn't cause any rubbing problems so once I got used to the feeling they are fine. Measured a size 12 but I'm a 10 generally ...ended up exchanging the 12 for a 10 due to leg length.

      NR
      23/07/2021
      Norma R.
      Australia Australia
      Lady Bugs Review

      They are lovely and warm and so comfortable.