The Phantom

61 reviews
Size Chart
Colour
Agent Orange
Azure Blue
Size

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

  Weight: 140 gm

+microFoil™
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.

+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.

+Video
+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 EcostoreEarthwise 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. 

+Shipping
  • Items are generally packed and sent the same day your order is received.
  • Costs $7 by overnight courier within New Zealand.
  • NZ$7 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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      20/11/2021
      william S.
      United States

      There is no substitute for excellence.

      If you live where significant weather temperature variation is common, this shell offers a quick change of upper kit. A shell needs to be compact for stowage, easy to put on-off when underway, and requires an obedient zipper. No reason that it should not be a handsome garment as well. The Phantom does all this with great satisfaction. Ground Effect scores high once again.

      JG
      15/11/2021
      James G.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      950km tour

      I recently got a phantom ahead of "The Kahurangi 1000" as a light weight shell it was ideal wind breaker, biggest bonus is the "stuff pocket" is of size that you don't need to be an octopus with 8 arms to fold it up exactly to fit, and be able to zip up for storage. On our trip nearly everyone had a GE product and all gave them good reviews

      DG
      22/10/2021
      Doug G.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Worthy of the name.

      Had my original Phantom for over 10 years and thrashed it. Only replaced because I lost it on a ride. Such a disappointment to do so. What more can I say than incredible value.

      WC
      28/08/2021
      William C.
      Australia Australia

      Phantom

      Incredibly light - love it!

      WM
      27/08/2021
      Will M.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Love The Phantom

      I'm a repeat offender when it comes to The Phantom, got my first in yellow many years ago & just recently got me a new one in orange. Its working out perfectly for me. In the intervening time I mistakenly purchased a couple of cheap and nasty biketops, which really didn't cut it in a number of key areas where The Phantom ticks the boxes: lightweight rugged comfort!!!