When you wish you could just fly south.
Migratory birds have a knack for whisking themselves away to the most temperate climate for every month of the year, enjoying sunshine and temperatures ideal for cycling. For those of us without wings, there's the Gore Bike Wear Power Lady Gore Windstopper Softshell Jacket, which won't teleport you to sunny coastlines, but it will provide you with the warmth you need to hammer out miles on the road through the cold and frosty months of winter. Built tough, with materials that shield you from the cold while providing heat-trapping insulation within, so you can stay warm when the days are anything but.
Gore implements its WindStopper membrane in this jacket, and as the name would suggest, it cuts through wind with ease, stopping it from penetrating within to give you a chill, and also offers light water repellency to shed light showers. Underneath the membrane is a polyester shell that's tough enough to stand up to abuse from long miles in the saddle. Lined with polyester fleece, the jacket continues its construction with a soft touch that traps warm air against your skin, while wicking away sweat to keep you from overheating, or getting bogged down when you lay down serious power.
Decking out the jacket with the right extras, you'll find 3-compartment pockets on the back to safely store your spare tube, tire levers, and nutrition, and a small zippered pocket to keep your keys or cards secure. An extra-long drop tail hem gives you the coverage you want in wet weather, so you don't end up with a soggy bottom from wheel spray.
- When the birds head south reach for a warm jacket
- Softshell material cuts through wind and light rain
- Gore WindStopper membrane is 100% windproof
- Fleece lining provides insulating warmth
- Fabrics offer breathability and moisture wicking
- Extra-long drop tail offers coverage on wet days
- Ample pockets for stashing your cycling essentials
- Reflective elements keep you visible in low light