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Gore Bike Wear Countdown SO Hoodie

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Description

Casual performance.

Just because you live on the bike doesn't mean you have to look like it. The Gore Bike Wear Countdown SO Hoodie offers wind and warmth without the overzealous 'cycling specific' style.

Gore uses its Windstopper soft shell, a three layer laminate as the Countdown's main material. This soft shell effectively blocks chilly head winds while allowing perspiration and excess heat to escape. Its cut is somewhat generous, so it's not as tight as a traditional long-sleeve jersey, which means you can comfortably wear it lounging around a campfire post ride.

The hem is equipped with an abrasion-resistant elastic to help prevent the Countdown from migrating while pedaling. All panels are joined with flat-lock seams to prevent irritation or hot spots from pack straps. There are two zipped hand warmer pockets with an audio port for safe routing of your ear buds.

The Countdown SO Hoodie comes in Red, Pool Blue, or Petrol Blue, and sizes Small through XX-Large

Tech Specs

Material:
[shell] polyester, [membrane] Gore-Tex Windstopper, [insert] 88% nylon, 12% elastane
Windproof Rating:
100%
Hood:
yes
Fit:
slim
Recommended Use:
mountain biking

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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5 5

Racer fit, This jacket does it all.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

So far I've been delighted with the Countdown SO Hoodie. Mountain biking, Road biking, Golfing - all excellent. Golfing in light rain, no problem. Road ride last night at 50 F. It completely stops the wind, you don't feel a thing at 40 mph. It's a little too warm for 50 F ! This will get used for back country skiing as well. Stylish if you want to wear it in public. The hood is on the small side so it has to go under your bike helmet not over the helmet. It's a slim fit. The size large works well for me at 5'11" and 170lbs. There is still room for an insulating layer.

Tech specs calls for slim-fit, the description...

Posted on

Tech specs calls for slim-fit, the description says "generous fit" and the chart guide indicates the same sizing as riding jerseys. does anyone know how this item fits?

Responded on

Gore list this as a "Comfort Fit", so it is a relaxed fit; you'll be able to layer easier. It has also been awarded by "What Mountainbike" 2013.

Hope this helps!

Is this jacket water resistant at all?

Posted on

Is this jacket water resistant at all?

Best Answer Responded on

I'm not sure why they list the membrane as Gore-tex, because it definitely isn't waterproof. However, on Gore's website, they do lead you to believe that the Windstopper fabric is water resistant:

"WINDSTOPPER Soft Shell
Offers total windproofness with maximum breathability, combining the comfort of a soft mid-layer and the water resistance of a shell in one garment. WINDSTOPPER Soft Shells keep you comfortable with the freedom of movement you need for enhanced performance in a wide range of cycling activities and weather conditions."

I'm not sure why they list the membrane as Gore-tex, because it definitely isn't waterproof. However, on Gore's website, they do lead you to believe that the Windstopper fabric is water resistant: <br/>  <br/> "WINDSTOPPER Soft Shell <br/> Offers total windproofness with maximum breathability, combining the comfort of a soft mid-layer and the water resistance of a shell in one garment. WINDSTOPPER Soft Shells keep you comfortable with the freedom of movement you need for enhanced performance in a wide range of cycling activities and weather conditions."
Responded on

Basically, no. It'll block wind, but if it rains and you're moving fast on a bike, it'll cut right through this thin fabric. That's the downside of super-breathable fabric.

Responded on

For waterproof rain gear, go for Gore's ALP-X 2.0 GT jacket/pants. They are both very good at blocking wind, as well. Both are incredibly light weight and easily packable. But, they are only 'shells', you will have to layer in cool/cold weather. If it's really nasty, sloppy & cold out, sometimes I'll wear the ALP-X over my Giordana winter jacket, which is warm, but only water resistant...a most excellent line, too!
I love Gores' Windstopper baselayers, too!

Hope this also helps!