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Lucys

59 reviews
Colour
Jet Black
Kākāriki
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Relaxed shorts that go with the flow - off-road, on-road and on-the-town. Their smooth yoga-style Bandolier™ waistband, Hi-Impact™ Stretch fabric and gusseted crutch deliver a comfortable fit without excess material messing with your style. Add the Rendezvous or Dovetails mesh liner for all-day performance.

+Features
  • Looser cut with mid-length legs for a relaxed 'curvy' fit.
  • Bandolier™ yoga-style stretch waistband let's you ease them on over your hips.
  • Twin zipped security pockets.
  • Hidden pocket inside rear waistband
  • Tough Hi-Impact™ Stretch nylon fabric.
  • Gusseted crutch for pedalling freedom.
  • Combine with Rendezvous or Dovetails mesh liner for increased performance.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Tech

  Weight: 220 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.

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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.

+Luxury Liner
These baggies are supremely versatile. Add the Rendezvous or Dovetails 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 Black Widows or Witches Britches three-quarter length shorts as the liner.

+More than Kiwi Made
Ground Effect clothing is crafted right here in Aotearoa | 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

  Martinis Tantrums Lucys
Liner Separate Separate Separate
Hand Pockets Yes No No
Zip Pockets 1 1 2
Leg Length Over-Knee Above-Knee At-Knee
Fit
Sizes 8 - 16 8 - 18
10 - 18

+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™ fabrics have a water resistant treatment. 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. For increased rain protection checkout the splashproof Hydroslides with their HydroFoil™ Plus rear panel.

+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.

+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
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      FP
      24/02/2024
      Fiona P.
      Australia

      Lucys

      My Goldilocks shorts - just right in every way. Material- durable and has stretch. Doesn't bunch up on the saddle. Length- provides sun protection for my legs. Pockets- easy access, good size. Washing - too easy. Gorgeous colour teams with my blue Tip Top. I have worn a pair of tantrums for years but love the soft elastic waist of the Lucys. These shorts are so super comfy I have worn them riding dirt tracks, on ferry crossings and into cafes. Thanks GE for a great product.

      MB
      17/01/2024
      Meredith B.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Great cycle shorts that embrace curves

      These shorts are really comfortable and fit very well, I have curves and these fit really well.

      IG
      13/12/2023
      Ingrid G.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Comfy

      These are a great light weight but strong fabric. The pockets are perfect for a large cell phone. The elasticated part is probably a little low down in my opinion and the green fabric could go higher up as could be elasticated part. Providing more of a fit around the waist rather than hips. They are slightly too low riding if anything. Overall, very happy.

      SO
      15/11/2023
      Susan O.
      Australia Australia

      Love My Lucy's

      I don't want to wear anything else now, I love these. They look good and better still, they're super comfy, especially the super soft waistband, love it. There also stretch in the shorts material. Would highly recommend.

      RP
      15/11/2023
      Robyn P.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Lucy’s

      They are a fabulous fit and it’s great not to have a constricting garment around your middle on a long ride