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 Hi-Octane shorts for cranking through rush hour traffic, sifting the back roads, or lounging with Dean. Add the Rendezvous or Dovetails mesh liner to convert into dinkum hi-performance baggies. Remove for washing or hitting the strip. Best shaken not stirred.

    • Easy-Rider stretch lumbar and hip panels for maximum flexibility.
    • Smooth, flat front with zipped fly to ease over your hips.
    • Open hand pockets plus zip security pocket.
    • Tough Hi-Impact Stretch nylon outer.
    • Gusseted crutch for pedalling freedom.
    • Contrasting bartacking for extra strength.
    • Combine with Rendezvous or Dovetails mesh liner for increased performance.
    • Long legs flirt just below your knees.
    • WXL size option, in selected colours only.
  • Hard wearing and quick drying Hi-Impact Stretch nylon fabric - tightly woven to deliver bulletproof durability, with stretch construction for a performance fit.
    • Composition: 95% nylon; 5% lycra.

    Outskirts™ garments are designed specifically for women. Most Ground Effect designs are unisex… jackets, tights and baggy tops generally fit both men and women equally well. However, fitted garments like cycle shorts and some tops are more gender specific so you'll find a women’s version in the Outskirts™ women's range.

    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.

    ▹ 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 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 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.

    ▹ Weight

    Garment Weight: 230 gm
  •   Tantrums Martinis
    Liner Separate Separate
    Hand Pockets No Yes
    Leg Length Above-Knee Lower Knee
    Sizes WS - WXL WS - WXL

  • ▹ How should the waist fit?

    These baggies feature a stretch-fit waist that delivers a snug, performance fit. Pull them over your hips, and there should be a 3-5 cm gap before you close the dome. The waist is then under tension so your pants stay put when hitting the trails or tarmac.

    ▹ 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.

    ▹ 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.

    • 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 Ecover, 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 repellent finish. 


Made by: Ground Effect in New Zealand


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02/07/2017
Robert R.

Martinis

Im wearing theres riding in the UK . They are really comfortable and fit well and look classy to go into cafes. Would thoroughly recommend

FC
10/06/2017
Frances C.

Martinis

Very pleased with the martinis. Great length and very comfortable!

CS
31/03/2017
Chris S.

Great shorts ,

Love the length ,great shorts , used them on the Otago rail trail

SG
27/03/2017
Sarah G.

Martinis

These are an exceedingly comfortable and easy to wear pair of shorts. I love them and will probably buy another pair before too long. If I could change anything, I would increase the elastic in the waist, but that is because I am an exaggerated pear shape, and either a back or leg pocket.

DH
25/03/2017
Dianne H.

Martinis

I love these shorts. I wear them nearly every day. Comfortable to wear, easy to wash and last for years. This is my second pair and I am considering a third in a different colour.