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Gore Bike Wear Countdown AS Jacket - Men's

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Item # GBW0056

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Item # GBW0056


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

[shell] polyester, [membrane/laminate] WindStopper, [lining] mesh
Fabric Waterproof Rating:
2 front handwarmer, 1
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:

Size chart

GORE Bike Wear & Running Wear

Jerseys & Jackets
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
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.
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.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
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.

Unanswered Question

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...

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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!


4 5


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.

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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,...

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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.