We’ll say it quietly, in case we scare the first signs of spring away – but it does seem like the sunny season is starting to show signs of coming out to play.
New season means new kit, and Gore Bike Wear have created a fantastic range of spring/summer clothing that promises to keep you riding in comfort and style all day long.
Gore Bike Wear are known for their technical innovation – they created and parented both Gore-Tex and Windstopper fabrics, which have since been adopted by a host of other brands.
The spring line up from Gore includes a wide range of styles to suit every rider – with fabric designed for short rides, hard rides, long rides, mountain bike rides and more. Colours, fit and style are all adjusted to match.
Gore sent us a selection of kit, but we were particularly impressed by the Oxygen Windstopper Soft Shell Jersey.
Gore Oxygen Windstopper Soft Shell Jersey in detail
This short sleeved innovation has been created for riders who don’t want to overheat, but want the protective properties of a Windstopper fabric to keep away the pesky gusts of the transitional seasons.
The Oxygen Windstopper jersey is designed to be worn alone, eliminating the need for layering which can feel restrictive and laborious.
The fabric is breathable and light, so riders won’t feel stifled on long climbs or during hard efforts, whilst the Windstopper comes into play on descents, keeping the breeze off.
The fit is designed with aerodynamics in mind, and a four way stretch material means that this jersey will hug the contours of the riders body, making for a fast but comfortable layer.
Pockets that won’t sag or swing
The cherry on top of this impressive jersey construction is Gore’s six compartment pocket solution, which they have carefully designed to limit the sagging and swinging that can happen when pockets are stuffed with provisions for a long ride.
The anti-swing mechanism has been created using the technology usually employed to make backpacks, and Gore have added sewn in “bibs” to store kit and maintain stability, even when the pockets are fully loaded.
The full spring range from Gore
The Windstopper Soft Shell Jersey is one item in a sea of choice – Gore have created bibs, arm warmers, leg warmers and everything else you’ll need to get you kitted up for spring. Arm and leg warmers are perfect for adding to summer kit when there is still a distinct nip in the air, and they can be removed if you warm up on the climbs.
The extensive range includes a bright array of women’s kit in some appetizing colours, including the Power 3.0 Jersey in blue, green, red, and the rather striking Power SE Lady Jersey in a pinstripe pattern.