The Phantom


Gossamer-weight shell for superheroes leading the peloton or flying around the city. Tuck it in your rear pocket as insurance against cutting winds and sudden rain. High visibility limelight option ensures you're seen scything through the traffic - important when saving the world from certain disaster.

    • Ultra lightweight, showerproof, windproof, breathable nylon fabric.
    • Stretch fabric and slim fit blocks chilling winds without any flap.
    • Zipped hipster security pocket turns into itself to form a tidy bundle about the size of a small rodent.
    • Full front zip with internal windflap.
    • Thumb loops keep your wrists under wraps.
    • Hazard! reflective trim dazzles others at night.
    • S size in selected colours only.
  • ▹ microFoil™

    Gossamer-light Pertex® shell fabric weighing just 49 gsm. Tightly woven 20 denier semi-dull nylon blocks wind while a durable water repellent finish (DWR) resists drizzle. There is no coating for enhanced breathability. Mini ripstop weave with slight mechanical stretch ensures a performance fit.
    • Composition: 100% nylon.

    ▹ Hazard!™

    Night travel is a spooky experience. Many Ground Effect garments feature our Hazard!™ reflective logo and piping to help remind traffic that we're on the road too.

    ▹ 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: 140 gm
    • 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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Brendon D.

Brendon Dally

light bit of gear but still keeps the cold out , take it on every ride in case wind chill picks up or rain ,and my wife has started using it on morning runs now that its colder , Brendon

Russell O.

Great visibility and protection.

I’ve been wearing The Phantom on my regular rides along the Bunarong Coast here in southern Victoria and it’s perfect for those intermittent showers that come scudding across from the Southern Ocean. The high visibility is comforting on grey dark mornings.

Tony H.

Don't know what you're missing...

There are things we know, things we know that we don't know and things we don't know that we don't know. The Phantom was the latter and is now the former. I had no idea I needed this jacket until I used it for the first time. Now it goes everywhere with me, because it can. It's tiny and tough and cool looking, like Mini Me in his white suit. This is the coolest, most versatile outer layer ever. Now you know you need one.

John W.

The Phantom Walks

I have bought a lot of Ground Effect gear and I bought the Phantom for riding with my wife on the tandem. However, I have used it off the bike on our road trip from Cairns to Canberra as a wind breaker and sun stopper. It fits in your pocket and can be used on boats and bush walking to get you out of trouble. It's warm and looks great anywhere. The price is right for such a well engineered garment. Nice attention to detail. Ground Effect have done it again.

Brian F.

What a wind breaker

Extra lightweight but sooooo effective at keeping out wind and rain. Has made a world of difference on those cold morning and evening rides.