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Gore WearWindstopper Base Layer Long Sleeve Shirt - Men's
Item # GWR0069
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November 1, 2020
Warm, but check the sizing chart
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Runs small
- Size Bought
- 6` 1"
- 165 lbs
Definitely a cycling-oriented base layer, the windstopper membrane covers the front of the shirt, and the back is a more traditional stretchy breathable mesh. The main issue I have with the shirt is that the windstopper material, while it performs well, has some undesirable qualities. It's quite loud/swooshy, and doesn't have very much stretch to it, so even though the shirt fits tightly, the fabric bunches as forms these awkward rolls/accordion flaps when you bend your arms or twist with the garment on. Kinda odd looking. The interior of the shirt is not the most comfortable, and next-to-skin comfort is definitely important if you're going to call this a base layer. I haven't experienced any real chafing yet, but I'm never exactly excited to pull this shirt on. Functionally, it definitely gets the job done. It helps cut the wind a lot, and paired with a mid-weight thermal jersey I've felt quite warm down to about 45*F/7*C. It's also very lightweight for how much warmth it provides. The back panels help keep you from overheating, but you obviously wouldn't want to throw this on for sunny ride on a warm day. The sizing definitely runs small, I'm 6'1/165lbs and the Large is very fitted, and I definitely would be bummed if I bought a Medium. Be sure to check the size chart - the sizing of the shirt is accurate to the chart, but the sizes themselves are smaller than most Americans might be used to.
December 19, 2020
Thank you for writing such a thorough review. Very helpful.
March 3, 2019
- I've used it several times
- True to size
This Gore windshirt has made the colder days of riding in Northern California apleasure. Just a light jacket and you are ready for any conditions!