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Bright Orange

Speed-of-light wind protection for hammering the tarmac or commuting to the coal face. This ultra-lightweight vest scrunches down to nothing. Its mesh sides let the hard work escape, and aspirant Houdinis can wriggle in and out of it while cruising at the back of the bunch. Hi-visibility Bright Orange or Limelight keeps you in the spotlight.
  • Full length front zip.
  • Silver mesh sides for maximum breathability.
  • microFoil™ front and back deflects cold wind and light drizzle.
  • Hi-visibility Bright Orange or Limelight helps you stand out in dim light.
  • Hazard!™ reflective logo at rear, and reflective piping on chest and back.
  • Zipped chest pocket turns into itself to form a tidy bundle about the size of a small rodent.
  • S and XXL sizes in selected colours only.
  • Designed & made by us in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

  Weight: 110 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.

Ground Effect tops are cut with extra length in the back... and in the sleeves too. So when you stretch out in search of the perfect downhill position, neither your shirttail or sleeves will ride-up to expose your back or wrists to the elements.

+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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      Peter J.
      New Zealand

      Vespa shell wear

      This is the 2nd Vespa I have purchased in the past 15 years. They are great durable shell wear for summer cool and visibility. I only purchased a new one because the zip failed. However, I still prefer the original design with the mesh back and the soft fabric collar, nice comfortable feel and less scratchy on the neck!

      Darren S.
      New Zealand New Zealand


      Brought this for a light weight jacket. Love the jacket but would like rear pockets. Apart from that does the job.

      Gillian W.
      New Zealand New Zealand


      Hi Ground Effectives, thanks for the vest. Your usual top quality. Excellent. BUT... I have NEVER bought, let alone worn... an XXL garment. I am usually a LARGE, now and again an XL ... but now in my aging state I can claim an XXL garment. I might be getting old ,but I am not fat ... oops ...large.. So a polite comment re sizing: Needs adjusting. XXL equals XL (at most. Cheers Don McFadzien (alias Gillian Wratt!!)

      Jason T.
      Australia Australia

      Returned item

      Not exactly what I was looking for.

      John T.
      New Zealand New Zealand

      Nice bright windproof vest but,... waay too BIG for me!

      Nice bright windproof vest. I thought this would be perfect for commuting, but I miss not having any rear pockets! Small front pocket. I stupidly bought (2nd-hand but almost new) the XL size thinking I would be wearing layers underneath. Turned out waaay to BIG for me (183cm height/84kg weight) even with a baselayer, jersey & jacket underneath.