C5 Gore-Tex Shakedry 1985 Insulated Viz Jacket
We're already quite smitten with the totally waterproof GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY products that offer exceptional protection against spring, summer, and fall showers in an extremely lightweight and packable design. That's why we're really excited about the C5 Gore-Tex Shakedry 1985 Insulated Viz Jacket and its ability to protect against wet while receiving a full lining of warm insulation that’s ideal for those colder months without having to add a bunch of additional layers underneath. This jacket brings cozy insulation underneath that wonderful Shakedry exterior that forgoes any additional face fabric for an extraordinarily lightweight jacket that’s ideal on unpredictable winter rides.
Shakedry technology gets its name because the product doesn't require an additional face fabric or future treatments to keep water beading up on the surface. Just a few shakes completely dispel the water, rendering it completely dry. Getting rid of the face fabric achieves a couple of things: it makes it lighter initially and as the ride progresses as it doesn't gain weight from water absorption, and it reduces the chilling effect of a wetted out fabric.
Underneath this wonder material is Polartec Alpha insulation that keeps body heat in and keeps you warm when conditions outside are anything but. The lining offers impressive breathability keeping you comfortable throughout the ride even if that includes some climbing and tempo. Its also chock full of features to keep the elements out like an adjustable collar with a hook-and-loop flap for a dialed fit. Elastic is used at the cuffs and at the hem to provide a snug fit further keeping the cold and wet out and body heat in.
The front features a full-length zipper with 2-way access letting you easily customize the amount of air intake while still offering maximum protection and the reinforced hem allows for easier closure. A back zipper stow pocket lets you access essential without fumbling around with a jersey underneath and all of the zippers on the jacket have pull tabs for easy operation even with winter gloves on.
Finally, we're big fans of its advanced matt black finish, however, we know that color isn't the best on dreary winter days, so we appreciate the reflective logo and print and the high visibility paneling on the rear and sleeves for increased safety in low light conditions.
- A lightweight, breathable, insulated, and weatherproof cycling jacket
- Shakedry tech is breathable and waterproof
- Highly packable fabric fits easily into a jersey pocket
- Dries fast with a quick shake
- Adjustable collar offers comfort and protection
- Slim fit is ideal for riding
- Reflective logos increase visibility in low-light
- Polartec Alpha insulation adds cozy warmth