Solving wardrobe conundrums one jacket at a time.
Riding in the shoulder-seasons often leaves us with quite the conundrum. Do we wear a vest? Bring arm warmers? Is it cold enough for a jacket yet? What if it storms while we're out? With the Gore Bike Wear Element Windstopper Active Shell Zip-Off Jacket you don't have to stress your wardrobe details, thanks to its complete versatility. As you've likely grown to expect when you hear the name Gore, you can count on the Element Windstopper Active Shell Zip-Off to get you through fierce winds and showers alike, and with removable sleeves there's no issue transitioning from slick and icy mornings to warm afternoon sun, making the piece perfect for riding from the first chill of fall to the brightening days of spring.
Raglan-style sleeves attach to the vest core of the jacket, and are easy to remove or adjust while in the saddle, making them ideal for days that start in the warmth of the city, but long alpine climbs take the temperature down 15-degrees. On sunny, but breezy spring days you'll appreciate the ability to layer a thermal jersey along with the vest, letting your arms catch a few rays of sunshine, while keeping your core sheltered from the wind and primed for warmth.
The beauty of this piece comes to life when you explore your layering possibilities. With a cycling-specific fit that isn't as restrictive as other Gore jackets, the Element Windstopper Active Shell Zip-Off enables you to ride with a thermal jersey on frigid days, arm warmers when they are needed, and short sleeves when you want to feel the sun on your skin after a long and frosty winter. The Element Windstopper Active Shell Zip-Off Jacket transforms into a full winter-proof shell when the sleeves are intact, protecting your insulating layers with a water-resistant and windproof shield from the weather, while still allowing for breathability.
Because the membrane is breathable, you don't have to worry about excess perspiration building up within on strenuous climbs, leaving you wet and chilly when you get to a long descent. If you feel like you over-did it on the layers a bit, and need to drop your temperature a few degrees on a big effort, open up the front zip to let some cool air in, or remove the sleeves and stash them in your jersey pocket underneath while you let yourself cool down. While you can stash the sleeves in the zippered hand pockets, they are best saved for the items that are critical to keep safe, like keys, cards, cash, or a gummy bear stash.
- Don't fret inclement conditions with this versatile piece
- Windproof and breathable Gore Windstopper membrane
- Treated with DWR coating to repel showers
- Removable sleeves transition from vest to jacket with zip
- Regular cut allows room for layering as needed
- Securely stash away essentials with 2 zippered pockets
- Reflective elements keep you visible in low lighting