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Gore Bike Wear Countdown AS Jacket - Men's

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Item # GBW0056

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Item # GBW0056

Description

Cold-weather cycling comfort in 5...4...3...2...

WindStopper Active Shell gives the deceptively light GORE Bike Wear Countdown AS Jacket some serious gale-busting brawn. Not only that, but the removable sleeves turn the Countdown from a jacket to a vest for brisk but sunny rides and multi-day tours. Two side zip pockets and a rear zip pocket hold essentials, and a drop tail protects your butt when you’re out over the bars. Reflective accents maintain your visibility after dusk.

Tech Specs

Material:
[shell] polyester, [membrane/laminate] WindStopper, [lining] mesh
Fabric Waterproof Rating:
water-resistant
Pockets:
2 front handwarmer, 1
Recommended Use:
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Size chart

GORE Bike Wear & Running Wear

Men's
Jerseys & Jackets
S M L XL XXL
Chest 32.75 - 34.75in
(83 - 88cm)
35 - 37in
(89 - 94cm)
37.5 - 39.5in
(95 - 100cm)
39.75 - 41.75in
(101 - 106cm)
42 - 44in
(107 - 112cm)
Arm Length 29.75 - 30.75in
(76.5 - 78cm)
31 - 31.75in
(79 - 80.5cm)
32 - 32.75in
(81.5 - 83cm)
33 - 33.75in
(84 - 85.5cm)
34 - 34.75in
(86.5 - 88cm)
Shorts & Bibs & Tights
S M L XL XXL
Waist 28.75 - 30.75in
(73 - 78cm)
31 - 33in
(79 - 84cm)
33.5 - 35.5in
(85 - 90cm)
35.75 - 37.75in
(91 - 96cm)
38 - 40in
(97 - 102cm)
Hip 33.5 - 35.5in
(85 - 90cm)
35.75 - 37.75in
(91 - 96cm)
38 - 40in
(97 - 102cm)
40.5 - 42.5in
(103 - 108cm)
43 - 45in
(109 - 114cm)
Inseam 30.75 - 31.25in
(78 - 79cm)
31.5 - 32in
(80 - 81cm)
32.5 - 32.75in
(82 - 83cm)
33 - 33.5in
(84 - 85cm)
34 - 34.25in
(86 - 87cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Arm Length:
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.
Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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3 5

Nice, but not sure who for

I'll give this jacket 3 stars, because it is nicely made, and fits well. It's true to size. I'm 6'+, 170# and the large was comfortable. The sleeves are long and the fit is appropriate for riding a road bike. However, it lacks stretch and is not form fitting. It ruffles in the wind and causes a noticeable amount of drag. Depending on who you are, you may or may not care. I'm not a strict roadie, but I don't want to be fighting the wind any more than I have to. It is water resistant, but not waterproof, making it a poor choice for a dedicated rain jacket. I'd say it would be perfect for MTB, but I bought the yellow for traffic visibility and the price makes me scared to crash in it. I'll keep rocking the $50 jacket for the woods and return this for a more form fitting racing jacket.

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Does this jacket have a full mesh...

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Does this jacket have a full mesh lining?

Does this jacket have a full mesh...

Posted on

Does this jacket have a full mesh lining?

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Yes. Similar construction to a high-end rain shell.

4 5

Nice, but runs big

Runs big. I wear large Gore Paclite and Phantom jackets, but this one in the same size has longer arms and more volume overall, enough that I had to return it. Mesh lining in the body, in case that is not clear.

5 5

MTBR review!

http://www.gramslightbikes.com/2011/02/gore-bike-wear-countdown-as-jacket.html

4 5

impressive

I bought this jacket and the Xenon AS. I needed a seriously fitted road bike jacket, so I returned the Countdown and kept the Xenon based primarily on fit. The construction on this jacket is much more heavy duty than the xenon, and if I spent more time on my mt bike I would have overlooked the baggy midsection of the Countdown and kept it instead. Zip off sleeves are great, but left together, I doubt this jacket would stuff in a jersey pocket. The xenon is a dainty thin, packable "dedicated" road bike jacket, whereas the Countdown is thicker and heavier and would be my first choice if I were considering using it for anything other than fast pace road biking. In fact, I was so impressed with this jacket that I could see buying it for mt biking and running around town. Unlike the Xenon, this jacket looks great on AND off the bike.

Responded on

Agree with the comment above, I purchased a road bike to train and mostly ride mountain. So this will work great for training on the road and riding in the mountain. If I wanted a jacket specifically for road I would go with something a bit slimmer fitting. As for the fit, I'm 5'10, 32 inch cycling inseam, longer torso, 40 inch chest and a large fits very well.

4 5

nice for the road

gore stuff is nice. this jacket is good for cool spring days in minnesota (or winter almost anywhere else). i am 6 2" and its nice and long in the back. i never wear it as a vest but i bet its pretty warm.

Hello, I am interested in this jacket,...

Posted on

Hello, I am interested in this jacket, but I find the images are all from abroad.As is inside?As the fabric is inside?is warm-or simply "avoid the cold?-What with the rain?-can be used for activities other than the bike? or the way it does not make it better?Thank you!

Best Answer Responded on

None of that is coherent at all.

4 5

Great Jacket

This is, like most of the GBW products, a very well made and nice looking jacket. Sizing is uncharacteristically accurate and my normal size of medium was perfect. It is very light and probably works best in a narrow range of temps - with a light base layer on, sleeves have to come off and convert to a vest in 60 degree weather - very handy - and in the lower 40s, it was not enough for me even with a heavier base layer and I went for my Arcteryx polartec softshell which was perfect.

A very light, packable conversion Jacket/Vest with decent pockets.