Snipers

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Sharp-shooting baggies for enhanced performance at the edge. The Snipers are stripped back with minimal pockets, generous mesh front-vents and slightly shorter legs than the Juggernauts or Supertankers. Making them cooler in hot weather, and less likely to mess with your landing gear. Combine with the Underdogs mesh liner for optimal off-road comfort.

    • Easy-Rider™ stretch lumbar with adjustable velcro Trim Tabs™.
    • Smooth fitted waist with zipped fly.
    • Gusseted crutch for pedalling freedom.
    • Combine with InnuendosUnderdogs or Stowaways mesh liner for increased performance.
    • Security pocket with concealed zip.
    • Mesh front-vents.
    • Tough Hi-Impact™ Stretch takes the knocks.
    • Mid-length legs sit just above your knees.
    • Secret tube repair patch.
  • 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.

    ▹ 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 InnuendosUnderdogs or Stowaways 
    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 Geronimos or Montezumas 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: 220 gm
  •   Juggernauts Snipers Supertankers Double Happys
    Fabric Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Stretch Hi-Impact Plus Hi-Impact Stretch
    Liner Separate Separate Separate Integrated
    Trim Tabs™ Yes Yes No Yes
    Leg Vents Yes Yes No No
    Leg Length Mid-Knee Above Knee Mid-Knee Mid-Knee
    Sizes S - XXL S - XL S - XL S - XL

  • ▹ 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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GW
14/08/2017
Glenda W.
New Zealand

Snipers

I recently purchased some normal looking riding shorts for my just getting out on a bike husband. He wasn't keen on the Lycra look when biking around our local pathways with the goal of biking Europe next year. He had been going out in my gear but the regular Cafe stops called for some style, and comfoft. Being short is always a problem my 3/4's reached his ankles and shorts were below the knees. So enter the Snipers: they were blissfully comfy on the *** - 1St ride was 5hrs. They were above the knees (being a shorter version) and best of all he rocked up to the cafe stop and looked super cool, and normal just like anyone. They have Velcro adjusting side straps, instead of a belt. So when the belly goes after more k's on the bike they'll still fit snug pulling in the Velcro. Great planning. Thank you for you quality well designed products.

MS
08/08/2017
MAURICE S.
New Zealand

Ground Effect Snipers

This garment is awesome, looks good, feels even better when riding, very happy with the product.

DR
18/06/2017
Darren R.

Snipers

Great shorts, onto my third pair now. Hard wearing, just the right amount of baggy styling and adjustable sizing via velcro tabs. Nothing to fault.

TN
14/06/2017
Tom N.

Sniper Shorts

Awesome shorts, really really good fit. Everything you need in a short, nothing you don't. And definitely smart enough to wear to the pub

GB
06/06/2017
Garetg B.

Snipers shorts

I'm sure the Sniper shorts fit all of those rabbit-bum bike riders, but I'm still waiting for a manufacturer (Inc Ground Effect) for those of us with a chunkier build. Despite being a "shorter fit", they're still past my knees. (100kg, 36" waist, 173cm).