Martinis

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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.

▸ Features
  • Easy-Rider™ stretch hip panels with Broadband rear waist.
  • 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.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

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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 options. Jackets, tights and baggy tops often fit both men and women equally well. Selected products are also available in XS (approximately women's small) to provide a more complete range.

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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
230 gm
▸ Compare

  Tantrums Martinis
Liner Separate Separate
Hand Pockets No Yes
Leg Length Above-Knee Lower Knee
Sizes WS - WXL WS - WXL

▸ 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.

▸ 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.

▸ 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. 

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    KD
    12/01/2020
    Karolyne D.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Great shorts

    These are a very comfy pair of shorts. They are long enough to cover knee pads and have a nice soft flexible fabric, yet feel strong. In the hottest summer days they feel a bit hot to start off but then I don't feel them so they must breathe well too. Love these and will get another pair soon. The pocket is just the right size for my huge phone, and I can still squeeze in my car key too, but would benefit from a pocket on each leg maybe so I could stash some food too. I am 165 cm and 60kg and bought a Women's medium. They are the perfect fit and have enough give in them to loosen up without getting too loose and baggy. A really lovely fit. I paired them with the rendezvous liners which are the bomb.

    JC
    12/01/2020
    Jess C.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Martinis are great!

    I bought my first pair of Martinis a wee while ago. I love them so much that I had to buy a second pair, now I always have a clean pair to wear. They fit really well and are super comfy, I’d definitely recommend them :-)

    MB
    19/12/2019
    Mary B.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Product Sizing

    Hi. Loved the clothes but unfortunately the largest size was not large enough. I get frustrated when sizing doesn’t allow for bigger people who exercise. I really try to buy NZ but have had to go online overseas for cycling clothes. I know it’s hard to cater for everyone and I really appreciate the kindness of the staff on the phone and the refund.

    19/12/2019
    Ground Effect

    Hi Mary, thanks for your feedback. We are planning to expand the size range in the NY for the girls. Keep an eye out. Pedal on, Ernie

    IH
    19/12/2019
    Iona H.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Great shorts

    I bought these to wear in summer to give some sun protection whilst being light, comfortable and breathable and practical when travelling. They tick all those boxes. Quick drying so handy too. The zip pocket is big enough to hold bike lock key and cash card. They look smart and so can be worn as a casual short. I usually wear size 10 to 12 and found the WM fitted well with the WS liner. I would recommend them

    LW
    05/11/2019
    Lyn W.
    New Zealand New Zealand

    Martinis

    Great pair of biking shorts. They look smart & flatering whilst still feeling really comfortable.

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