Received: Gore Bike Wear Jacket & Bib Shorts
Gore Bike Wear has been producing some very smart threads over the past several seasons. Aside from being nicely resistant to the less favorable riding conditions like wetness, wind and cold, the company has been adding a lot of really nice details to its products. Plus…the aesthetic of Gore’s bike apparel is steadily becoming more cohesive and stylish.
The new 2016 Spring collection from Gore Bike Wear is here, and the range looks to continue its mastery of providing nice riding gear for bad weather, but for slightly warmer weather…in comparison to the company’s winter offerings.
Most notable of the collection is the Oxygen Windstopper Active Shell Light Jacket. It’s a rather lightweight jacket that is designed for racing, but it’s likely to be with you on any sort of ride where the skies look like they might threaten you with some rain. Its light weight means it can easily compress into a single jersey pocket as well as its own stow-away pocket. I can see this jacket accompanying me on just about every ride, as it won’t weigh me down.
The jacket is also available as a vest, and…as you can imagine…is even more lightweight than its sleeved sibling.
Next up is the Power Bibtights short+. Featuring a nice and flat hem on the leg, these shorts have clean lines, lay nicely against the skin and they just simply feel wonderful. The fabric is said to protect against the wind, and there is a distinct lack of seams in the seat, which promises additional comfort. Other nice little details include a reflective logo and flat mesh straps. The pad in the shorts seems to be right on target, comfortable enough for long days in the saddle, but not too bulky to become irritating, but we’ll see how it works out after several weeks of riding.
We received some other spring and summer garments from Gore with this shipment, and we’ll get to those in a few weeks. For the meantime, we’re going to put these things through the ringer and report back in a few weeks. Stay tuned.
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