The Phantom

52 reviews
Size Chart
Agent Orange
Azure Blue

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 Agent Orange option ensures you're seen scything through the traffic - important when saving the world from certain disaster.

  Slim Fit - for a closer fit with less flap. Typically favoured by disciples of the tarmac, intent on travelling hard and fast. Size up if you need more room.

  • 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.
  • Size Small in Agent Orange only.
  • 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 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.

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.


  • 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. 

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    Murray T.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    My Bright Orange Phantom

    Great fit - I'm Medium but ordered Large & so have the extra volume I wanted Great colour - I'm sure everyone can see me Great quality: amazing fabric & beautifully put together Thank you Ground Effect

    Edwin B.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Worth every penny

    I came to buy this jacket after talking with a friend about my need for a practical outer-shell with reflective properties. They put me onto Ground Effect with the caveat that these are premium products with prices to match. After a few weeks’ use, I can comfortably say I would spend that money again. Superbly lightweight and practical, impressively windproof with good length in the back which makes a big difference when cycling. I am 191cm, 90kg and went for an XL. Right decision for me - still slim-fitting with room for layers underneath. Love the blue colour for combined visibility and cool-factor

    Brad J.
    Australia Australia
    Phantom review

    Purchased the light weight rain jacket. Fits in a jersey back pocket easily. Bright orange colour provides good visibility. Sizing is very generous. I exchanged a recommended size L for size M. I’m 183cm tall and 83kg. Quality of the garment seems good. I was provided with care and laundry advice. I’ve worn it once since receiving it and it did a good job of keeping me warm and dry in light drizzle. I’m pleased with the purchase.

    Rick S.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Phantom Phabulous!!

    I was wondering whether this jacket would be too light, but it is ideal. I rode through heavy rain and although I did get damp, I kept warm and comfortable on a 50 km ride.

    Amanda B.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Excellent Jacket

    I bought this as I have recently started pushbiking to work. I love how it folds up to a small package so I can just chuck it in my back pack if I am not wearing it. It is quite warm, light and bright - which is what I wanted. Also it is long in the back (I got a mens one) which is perfect as most tops/jackets are too short on me in the back. I really recommend it.