Ground Effect Stormtrooper review£103.00

The Stormtrooper is designed for real wetness, with a slim, super long parka style cut that comes down over your arse and thighs. The hood's thin enough to wear under your helmet and tucks into the collar when not needed.

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The Stormtrooper is designed for real wetness, with a slim, super long parka style cut that comes down over your backside and thighs. The hood's thin enough to wear under your helmet and tucks into the collar when not needed.

The long sleeves have thumb loops to stop them riding up when you're stretched into the wind. The Hydro Foil fabric is averagely airy rather than super breathable though, and while pit zips help regulate core temperature, expect to sweat when you get some speed up.

Reflective detailing and a bright colourway (also available in blue) should keep you safe. The jacket boasts a sewn-in emergency puncture patch, and at 398g it's not too bulky or heavy to stow into a pocket/bumbag.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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