Training you to ditch the trainer.
If there's a group that wants to keep you out riding this winter, and not stuck on an indoor trainer, it's the cycling fanatics at Gore. They're relentlessly dedicated to employing their arsenal of any-weather fabrics and materials to keeping you on the bike, and pieces like a Gore Bike Wear Oxygen Thermo Long-Sleeve Men's Jersey are great examples of how they can enable you to do so.
One principle dominated the Oxygen Thermo's design, and that principle is thermo-regulation. To achieve this, the jersey features a composition blend of polyester and elastane. The hollow-core fibers of the polyester are in charge of trapping air between the skin and jersey, essentially creating a consistent insulation layer. Meanwhile, the elastane permits the fabric flexibility required for the position and movements of cycling. However, the controlled insulation environment will only stay dry for so long. Accordingly, the jersey's material pulls moisture away from the skin, and rapidly transports it to the quick-drying surface of the jersey. And not only is this concentrated moisture wicked away, but Gore's fabric engineering tricks also increase the jersey's overall breathability. So, moisture-causing vapor is minimized and transported before moisture typically even occurs at the skin.
For fit, Gore pre-shaped the elbows of the jersey in order to accommodate the near-constant bend of the arms within the cycling position. In fact, this ideology is extended to the collar shape and raglan sleeves, as well as to the elongated rear hem. And in order for the jersey to retain its form in motion, Gore has also installed a partial elastic construction at the hem of the jersey.
Gore also understands that you carry more ride essentials in the winter. Accordingly, the jersey features ample storage with three rear compartment pockets, a back pocket for an air pump, and a small, zippered rear pocket for your keys or cash. The jersey also includes a full-length, semi-lock slider zipper for on-the-fly heat dumps during extended efforts.
The Gore Bike Wear Oxygen Thermo Long Sleeve Jersey is available in five sizes, from Small to XX-Large, and in the colors Fresh Green/Black, Red/Black, Black/Neon Yellow, and Brilliant Blue/Neon Yellow.