Ground Effect Manta Ray
Price: £26 (not incl. P+P)
Right over the far side of the world in New Zealand a bunch of New Zealanders are frantically trying to increase production and fill airmail bags with their excellent no nonsense cycling clobber. Mainly because we generally like it so much we keep telling you to buy it!
Style + cut
Loose and light but not over flappy at speed. Stand up collar also adds a bit of cosiness and stops you grilling your neck on sunny days. Masses of ventilation and easy on off over helmet thanks to enormous gaping zip.
Soft cottony "Intercool" fabric manages sweat really well for rapid drying as soon as you slow down, but it’s still comfy and cosy when damp. Think favourite T-shirt feel, highly synthetic performance.
No pulled thread or bush diving problems yet either.
Medium is just right on a medium / skinny six footer, with plenty of room in the back to stop cold spots and cover builder's cleavage in baggy shorts..
Just when this jersey was sounding perfect you get a single horizontally zipped pocket at the back. Cue possible chafing under bags and lots of mixing and bouncing of pocket contents at speed. Bugger.
Flies direct to you in a little parcel from far, far away yet still manages to come in impressively cheap. Bundle several garments or orders from mates together to get best P&P value.
Should I buy one?
The cut is good, the fabric is really comfy, there’s a huge zip and the pricing is great. Our only mumble is the pocket arrangement, but if that isn’t an issue for you then order one now.