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Stovepipes

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Stretchy long strides for nailing double blacks and popping double espressos between stages. These hi-performance trail pants have articulated knees and close fitting, tapered calves for maximum freedom. Plus provide added winter warmth and keep trail splatter off your legs. Yet their Hi-Impact™ Stretch fabric is light enough to let you pedal in comfort all year round.

+Features
  • Hi-Impact™ Stretch nylon fabric.
  • Slim performance fit.
  • Easy-Rider™ stretch hip panels with Broadband™ rear waist.
  • Smooth fitted waist with zipped fly.
  • Open hand pockets plus side zip security pocket.
  • Gusseted crutch for pedalling freedom.
  • Combine with Innuendos, Underdogs,  Stowaways or Flatliners mesh liner for increased performance.
  • Articulated knees with room for low-profile knee pads.
  • Tapered cuffs to avoid chain suck.
  • Hazard!™ reflective logos on each calf for visibility.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.
+Inseam Length

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

S M L XL
77 cm 79.5 cm 82 cm 84.5 cm
+Tech

  Weight: 310 gm

+Hi-Impact™ Stretch
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.

+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 three-quarter length shorts as the liner.

+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

+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™ 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
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      AS
      05/07/2024
      Andrew S.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Stovepipes

      I've wanted some of these for yonks, got some and wish I'd bought them years ago

      RJ
      12/06/2024
      Ron J.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Stovepipes

      Casual durable and comfortable. Great for casual wear all day and while cycling. Fitting enough so trouser leg doesn't catch the crank/ chain. Another quality Ground Effect product.

      GS
      07/06/2024
      Gary S.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Typically Good

      Nice light pants - don't heat up too much on the autumn trail climbs but also great for the commute to work in colder weather and fine to wear in the office! I have already crashed them twice and no holes at all, so the fabric's doing a great job. I'm 6.0" and about 85-87 kg - so L is the right length and fit, with a waist listed at 35'-37' which is what I would normally expect to wear. I personally find GE waist elastic very squeezy, not being a stick-thin pinner, so I get the elastic let out in trousers and shorts. Love the pants though. I have Supertankers more than two decades old. I broke the pocket zip-pull, and wore out the stitching. Repaired those, and still riding them all time. Looking forward to having Stovepipes that long!

      PC
      05/06/2024
      Pru C.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Brilliant

      Fit like a glove and warm on cold mornings on the bike.

      MG
      05/06/2024
      Mike g.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Super comfortable

      The usual excellent speedy delivery. The Stovepipes have been a real boon considering the early onset of cold days this year. Comfortable while riding and keeping my legs a whole heap warmer than just shorts. No complaints, a great product.