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Ranchsliders

114 reviews
Colour
Charcoal
Size

Sharp threads for tackling urban singletrack, crashing the curb and leaping down steps. Bulletproof construction combines with a genuine performance fit and staunch good looks... so you can pedal to work, park 'em under the desk and then slide out early to hit the strip.
+Features
  • Non-padded 'Strictly Ballroom' action gusset for pedalling freedom.
  • Combine with Underdogs mesh liner for increased performance.
  • Easy-Rider stretch lumbar and hip panels.
  • Smooth fitted waist with belt loops and zipped fly.
  • Heavy duty Hi-Impact Plus™ nylon fabric takes the knocks.
  • Open hand pockets plus zipped rear security pocket.
  • Contrasting bartacking for extra grunt.
  • Articulated knees for unlimited pedalling freedom.
  • microFoil™ lined knees for extra warmth.
  • Turn-up concealed dome cuffs to avoid chain suck.
  • Hazard!™ reflective logo on each cuff.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Inseam Length

The garment's inside leg measurement from crotch to cuff.

S M L XL
79 cm 81 cm 83 cm 85 cm
+Tech

  Weight: 510 gm

+Hi-Impact™ Plus
Hard wearing and quick drying nylon fabric - tightly woven to deliver bulletproof durability, with some stretch for comfort. Hi-Impact Plus is slightly gruntier than the standard brew for a nudge more urban style.
  • Composition: 97% nylon; 3% lycra.

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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.

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

+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

  Stovepipes Ranchsliders
Fabric Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Plus
Activity Trail Commute
Fit
Weight
310 gm
510 gm

+FAQ

+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™ 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
    4.8 Based on 114 Reviews
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      JT
      15/06/2024
      Jonathan T.
      Australia

      Ranchsliders

      I’ve been wearing the same pair of ranchsliders during Winter for many years including long tours through the Great Dividing Range. Finally they needed replacement. The updated version is more comfortable, so much so that I could happily wear them hiking. They seem as durable as my old ones ( which I still wear occasionally). Time will tell but I’m a very happy cyclist.

      JC
      08/06/2024
      Jacinta C.
      Australia Australia

      Hardwearing, good fit & good-looking

      These are perfect for all occasions - stepping out, cycling working on the farm. Bought to replace my old ones which just wore out from too much use. Would be great t9o see these in more colours.

      MH
      05/06/2024
      Michael H.
      Australia Australia

      Ranchsliders

      Really good. Its my second pair.

      WB
      03/06/2024
      William B.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Perfect winter riding gear

      These get a 9/10 from me. Fit is pretty much perfect. Just baggy enough at the knees to comfortably run knee pads underneath and still be able to pedal. The bottom of the leg fits nicely over the top of my 5-10 impact pro mid shoes to create a nice seal that prevents things going into the shoe. Only one thing I would improve would be a zip just above the knee where the seam is that you can use to get in and loosen the top strap on your knee pads for the climb and tighten for the downhill.

      SS
      14/05/2024
      Stev s.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      fat old man

      Great pants im 70 yrs 186 cm tall and weigh ,wait for it 95kg and xl are ideal,a little long but no problem,thanks might last longer than me.Keep up the great work.