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The Phantom

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Gossamer-weight shell for superheroes leading the peloton or flying around the city. Tuck it in your rear pocket as insurance against cutting winds or an unexpected short burst off rain. High visibility Bright Orange or Limelight 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 chest security pocket turns into itself to form a tidy bundle about the size of a small rodent.
  • Full front zip.
  • Thumb loops keep your wrists under wraps.
  • Hazard! reflective trim dazzles others at night.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 140 gm

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

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 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.
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      Paul M.

      Lightweight and windproof, nice quality product

      I'm using this every day lately to commute to work in the cool of morning, and then it packs up nice and tiny for the ride home when its warmer. Great quality, I reckon this will last me years. The only negative (otherwise I would give it 5 stars) is the zipped security pocket which is backwards rather than forwards. My hand, like most peoples, tends to go forwards, so I find it annoying.

      Geoff L.

      Great light weight jacket

      The Phantom is a perfect light weight high viz jacket that is easy to stow and it's a great complement to my heavy duty rain jacket. Very good slim fit and just the right amount of warmth.

      Michael M.


      great bit of gear, ticks all the boxes, light and fits in back pocket with ease

      Roy S.

      Just what I wanted

      I bought this product to take on brilliant Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold trails. It correctly promised to be wind proof an shower proof if necessary. A hot nor wester turned Southerly with showers. Phantom was perfect. I have had a Storm Trooper for yonks. But when wanting to travel light Phantom is brilliant. Money well spent once again at Ground Effect.

      Thomas A.

      Great commuting jacket

      Great His-Vis jacket to keep off the Autumn chills. Good cut. Enough to keep the wind off and the odd shower, but not too hot. As I use paniers, I would prefer the pocket to be larger across the whole lower back, however I can see if you have a back pack, the smaller side pocket is good.