Rendezvous

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Size Chart
Women's Size Chart (XL)
WS (8 - 10) WM (12) WL (14) WXL (16 - 18)
Bust

88 - 92 cm
35" - 36"

93 - 97 cm
37" - 38"

98 - 102 cm
39 - 40"

103 - 107 cm
41 - 42"

Waist

63 - 69 cm
25" - 27"

70 - 76 cm
28" - 30"

77 - 83 cm
31 - 33"

84 - 90 cm
34 - 36"

Hips

89 - 95 cm
35" - 37"

96 - 102 cm
38" - 40"

103 - 109 cm
41 - 43"

 110 - 116 cm
44 - 46"

The chart is a guide only. If you fall in-between sizes, the right size for you will depend on your body shape and how loose or tight you like to wear your clothes. It's no hassle to swap an item, if your first choice is not the best fit.

Men's vs Women's Sizes

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. Remember to adjust down a size (women's medium approximates men's small). Selected products are also available in XS (approximately women's small) to provide a more complete range.

Colour
Jet Black
Size

 The perfect blind date for an outing with your Tantrums or Martinis baggy shorts. The eXo™ pad delivers maximum comfort with absolute performance. Pack a spare pair when on tour to extend riding time between washing loads.

Three Month 'Free' Trial. Ride the Rendezvous (hard) and if they don't blow you away, return them to us within 90 days for a full refund.

▸ Features
  • eXo™ skeletal pad - 3D anatomical shaping, multi-level foam, rapid drying, seamless synthetic 'chamois' pad with anti-bacterial finish.
  • Breathable lycra mesh liner - only to be worn with baggies!
  • Nylon lycra panels for increased durability.
  • Full flat seaming for enhanced comfort.
  • Wide Bandolier™ waistband.
  • HighRise™ rear has you covered.
  • Bandolier textured-lycra cuffs glue these shorts to your thighs.
  • WXL size option.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
▸ Tech

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This state-of-art eXo™ skeletal pad delivers maximum performance for those who ride long and fast.
  • Pad and shorts' outer fabric are laminated as a single layer – providing increased precision with minimal movement between the fabrics and your saddle.
  • Near-seamless interface between pad and body of the shorts.
  • External and internal differential-density mouldings provide additional padding at pressure points without increased bulk.
  • 3D anatomical shaping, 4-way stretch and seamless construction hug your body for a performance fit.
  • Polyester-knit face fabric against your skin disperses heat and moisture.
  • Anti-bacterial finish and dries rapidly after washing.
  • Made by TMF in Italy. Market leaders in cycling pad design and innovation. Manufactured in strict compliance with European environmental standards.

▸ Lycra Mesh
4-way stretch nylon with mesh eyelets for accelerated cooling. A lightweight knit blended with 12% lycra to deliver body-hugging performance.
  • Composition: 88% nylon; 12% lycra.

▸ 
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.

▸ Bandolier™
Textured-lycra bands glue the legs of our premium shorts to your thighs, and provide muscle support – all without the discomfort of gripper elastic.

▸ 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 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
140 gm
▸ Compare

  Rendezvous Dovetails
Pad
Fabric Lycra Mesh & Nylon Lycra Lycra Mesh

▸ FAQ

▸ Should I wear underwear with these shorts?
Hell no. You want to have as smooth an interface as possible between your bum and the saddle. The seams on your underwear will inevitably be in the wrong place - causing rubbing and saddle sores. Also underwear is generally cotton - nice for everyday use but damp skin below is more susceptible to chaffing.

▸ 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. 

  • With shorts in particular, cold-water detergents and those with bleach or fabric softner can cause 'nappy-rash' so if you're experiencing issues in that department try a warm 40ºC machine wash and a change of cleaning brew. 
  • A washing machine rinses more thoroughly and is preferable if you have the choice.
  • UV rays accelerate the decay of lycra. Our fabric is knitted so the lycra component lies on the inside of the fabric - shielding it from the sun when you're out riding. Consequently you should avoid drying these shorts inside-out. It's not a bad idea to do so occasionally as the sun does help keep the pad hygienic - although it is treated with an anti-bacterial finish anyway. But drying in this manner is a trade-off with the damage done to the Lycra.
  • It's common practice to not wear underwear with your riding shorts so you need to wash your shorts daily. And it's recommended to give your shorts an initial wash when they're new - the eXo™ pad in particular becomes less stiff after the first wash.

Customer Reviews

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JP
05/12/2018
Jill P.
Australia

Rendezvous review

The delivery of my rendezvous shorts was very speedy and they fit very well. Thank you Ground effect.

AS
04/12/2018
Anaya S.
New Zealand

Handy

Love these pants under shorts - keeps me much cooler when I need it. Comfy, durable and can handy the longer rides.

JM
14/11/2018
Joanne M.
New Zealand

Second pair - great gear

As a relative newbie to cycle shorts I can't really provide an informed opinion about how these compare to others, but I liked the first pair of Rendevous I bought so much that I bought another pair! Comfy, easy to wash and dry. Have only had the first pair a year or so but they seem to be hard wearing.

MV
07/11/2018
Marjo V.
New Zealand

rendezvous cycling shorts

Have had standard cycling shorts before. These are a different kettle of fish. Love the fact that you can team them up with any baggy shorts. Have had few trial rides and they are extremely comfortable. Will give them a proper workout in Patagonia for 6 weeks over summer and will review them again after. At this stage highly recommended like all other Ground Effect gear.

RW
25/10/2018
Rebecca W.
New Zealand

Rendezvous Liners

This are the MOST comfortable liners I have ever brought. Highly recommend.

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