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Gore Bike Wear Countdown Jacket - Men's

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Description

Weather protection, mobility, and comfort epitomize the GORE Bike Wear Countdown III Bike Jacket.

Zip up the GORE Bike Wear Men’s Countdown III Bike Jacket and saddle up to test the elements. Gore-Tex stretch inserts on the front, back, and arms create a barrier against the weather so you can ride hard in comfort. GORE designed the comfort-fit Countdown III with customizable adjustments so you can find your specific fit. Attach a hood (not included) when you take a break between rides and the weather won’t cooperate. Zip the Countdown III in the rear stow-away pocket and stash it in your pack when the sun dries the trail out.

Tech Specs

Material:
[shell] polyamide, [membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex membrane
Fabric Waterproof Rating:
20,000 mm
Fabric Breathability Rating:
20,000 g
Fit:
standard
Pockets:
2 front, 1 back
Hood:
no
Recommended Use:
MTB, cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited 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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2 5

Dissapointed

I ordered this jacket with high hopes of continuing on to my self imposed 3 month/1000 mile road (I am not a pro) challenge finale (134 miles shy) but was shut down due to the extra tight fit of the XXL Gore Countdown jacket. The jacket was not just too small but it was an immediate heater without adequate ventilation. I did not have any doubts about the great construction of the jacket but it would have been very difficult (even it fit) to ride my average 40 miler with this without becoming soaked early on in my ride and trying not to freeze to death in the routes' later portion. It felt like a sauna suit top. (You can always judge for yourself). I sent it back for an exchange. Oh by the way, the customer service team member (via chat) was top notch and very supportive and helpful!

I'm very interested in this jacket but am...

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I'm very interested in this jacket but am confused by what I read about size from people and the Gore size chart. I am 6'2" and 195, broad shoulders and muscular upper body. The chart says that I should go with an XXL, but that seems quite large. Any suggestions? Have 42" chest but 33-34" waist.

Responded on

I know that this isn't the best answer however you're probably going to fall between an XL and an XXL. You might want to order both sizes and return the one that doesn't fit.

Dave - GORE BIKE WEAR®

I'd like a Gore-Tex rain jacket in high-vis...

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I'd like a Gore-Tex rain jacket in high-vis yellow or equivalent (black rain jackets??). Packability and a slim fit would also be a plus. I have tried both the Oxygen and Countdown in my typical GBW size Large. I am 5'8", 160# 40" chest. I would probably go with the Oxygen, but Orange is as close as you offer to high-vis. The Countdown seemed terrific but the cut was very generous. It seems my only option would be to try the Countdown in size Medium. Is my thinking correct? Is it unusual to jump sizes to get a certain fit? Thanks for any feedback.

Best Answer Responded on

Thomas,

The Countdown in Medium may be a good choice. If you are a Large in the Oxygen, it is not uncommon to be a Medium in the Countdown (I'm 6' 0 and 168# and this is the case for me - L Oxygen, M Countdown). If nothing else, know that Real Cyclist has a great return/exchange policy if the fit isn't just right.

Also, the black material on the Countdown is all stretch gore-tex, so this will help the Medium fit you.

Hope that helps,
Robert, Gore Bike Wear

Please describe the differences between...

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Please describe the differences between the Countdown Jacket and Oxygen Jacket?

Responded on

Both jackets are full Gore-Tex and guaranteed for life to keep you dry. The difference is mostly in the cut / fit of the jackets.

The Countdown is looser fitting and has stretch Gore-Tex on the sides so it'll move with you. Also, it has a single pocket in the back which doubles as a vent and can stow the whole jacket inside the pocket.

The Oxygen is a tight fitting jacket, with a road-specific cut (very long in the back, and longer arms). It has no pockets on the jacket, but comes with a stuff sack.

hope that helps!
Robert, Gore Bike Wear

How much does this jacket weigh?

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How much does this jacket weigh?

Responded on

Weight: 0.77 lb

Hello,

What is the difference between...

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Hello,

What is the difference between this jacket and the Gore Path Jacket? Other than the $50 MSRP price difference, I can't see much of a difference between the two.

I am a runner looking for the lightest weight, fully waterPROOF, reasonably breathable jacket (insofar as a waterproof jacket can be breathable) that will accept a hood and that has some sort of pocket (preferably side pockets), but a rear pocket is acceptable.

Which of these jackets would be the better choice for me? Both are waterproof, and both will accept a hood, correct? So which one weighs less?

Thanks.

Responded on

The jackets are similar in that they are both made of GORE-TEX® Paclite®. They differ in that the Countdown is a slim fit, features stretch GORE-TEX® on the back of the arms (the black area on the non-black colorways) and has a rear pocket. Path is a comfort fit, does not have stretch GORE-TEX®, and has a chest and rear pocket. Both jackets can accept our universal hood and both jackets can stuff themselves into their rear pockets. We currently offer GORE-TEX® jackets made specifically for running as part of our GORE RUNNING WEAR™ line which is currently available in Europe and will be available in selected locations in the US starting this coming September. Hope this helps
Dave - GORE BIKE WEAR™

The jackets are similar in that they are both made of GORE-TEX® Paclite®.  They differ in that the Countdown is a slim fit, features stretch GORE-TEX® on the back of the arms (the black area on the non-black colorways) and has a rear pocket.  Path is a comfort fit, does not have stretch GORE-TEX®, and has a chest and rear pocket.  Both jackets can accept our universal hood and both jackets can stuff themselves into their rear pockets.  We currently offer GORE-TEX® jackets made specifically for running as part of our GORE RUNNING WEAR™ line which is currently available in Europe and will be available in selected locations in the US starting this coming September.  Hope this helps <br/> Dave - GORE BIKE WEAR™
5 5

5 stars

Unless you plan to bike in sub freezing temps, this is all the jacket you will ever need. Very lightweight and the windproofing is 100%...you will not feel the wind even on the chilliest of days. All you need even on very cold days is a long sleeve tech shirt, a long sleeve Century jersey, and this jacket. Yes, to start you may be slightly chilly but you will quickly warm up and find that you don't need any more than this. I have biked in the low 40's with a fairly stiff breeze and found this jacket to be all I needed. I love it and think you will too! Also, the sleeves unzip so you can use it as a vest as things warm up. I bought the Lemon for high vis, don't understand why anyone would wear dark cycling clothes (safety hazard).

Responded on

Guess I'm bad. I would wear only a Black Gore Jacket.

Can't stand yellow and look like a doofus wearing it. I'd prefer a black jacket with cool high visible yellow darts/lightning bolts/striping...something that looked cool. I ride an older Lemond Buenos Aires that is black with yellow decals. Want similar color scheme jacket.
Straight yellow, feel like a Mountain Dew Can on wheels.

But...I'll probably be the doofus that gets run over by a bus because the bus couldn't see me in black!!! As I lay there under the bus..."should have bought the high visibility yellow."

I've seen elsewhere that this jacket is...

Posted on

I've seen elsewhere that this jacket is supposedly made from Gore-tex paclite...but on this page, it says 100% polyamide shell and gore-tex membrane. So this is not 100% Gore-Tex paclite?

Best Answer Responded on

Thanks for your question regarding GORE-TEX® Paclite®. The COUNTDOWN jacket is made of GORE-TEX® Paclite® and GORE-TEX® Paclite® stretch. GORE-TEX® Paclite® material is created through laminating the GORE-TEX® Paclite® membrane to another material which in the case of the COUNTDOWN jacket is 100% polymide. Hope this answers your question
Dave - GORE BIKE WEAR

Thanks for your question regarding GORE-TEX® Paclite®.  The COUNTDOWN jacket is made of GORE-TEX® Paclite® and GORE-TEX® Paclite® stretch.  GORE-TEX® Paclite® material is created through laminating the GORE-TEX® Paclite® membrane to another material which in the case of the COUNTDOWN jacket is 100% polymide.  Hope this answers your question <br/> Dave - GORE BIKE WEAR

Write your question here...I am a Nordic...

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Write your question here...I am a Nordic PSIA/Ski Patrol as well as avid biker. How would this jacket work for XC skiing and how would you size it. Can I try it on somewhere for size?Thanks, Jim

Responded on

You may want to look at the Phantom Jacket instead....while our jackets are designed specifically for cycling, I have had consumers tell me that the Phantom is great as they can wear it with or without the sleeves or in between by unzipping the sleeves part way creating pit zips. The three pockets in the back also give you additional carrying capacity and the WINDSTOPPER(r) SoftShell fabric breaks the wind while keeping you warm.Dave - GORE BIKE WEAR(tm)