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There's a time for team kits, and there's a time for understated, classy attire. If your next ride falls into the latter category, consider the Gore Contest Short Sleeve Men's Jersey.
For the construction of the Contest, Gore chose a polyester microfiber fabric for its ease of care and ability to wick sweat away from the skin. By transporting moisture from the skin to the surface of the fabric, the Contest keeps the rider dry and comfortable. The construction of the Contest takes advantage of evaporative cooling in order to provide thermo-regulation on warm days. Meanwhile, mesh underarm panels further enhance the jersey's core-cooling airflow. And in addition to this, the stretchy fabric keeps you comfortable no matter how many times you readjust your position in the saddle.
A contoured cut complements the understated styling of the jersey, making the Contest an adaptable piece, regardless of the intent of your ride. Gore uses flatlock stitching throughout, which keeps chafing and fabric bunching to a minimum. Additionally, Gore placed a full-length semi-lock zipper at the front of the jersey that lets you dump heat in a hurry. This zipper leads up to a close-fitting collar that rests against your neck instead of flapping in the breeze.
For holding your ride essentials, the Contest has three rear pockets. Even better, the outside pockets have been slanted for easy access while in the saddle. Gore also incorporated reflective materials throughout the jersey to increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions.
The Gore Bike Wear Contest Jersey - Short Sleeve - Men's is available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black/white, Blaze Orange/white, Neon Yellow/white, Red/white, Splash Blue/white, and Weekend Green/white.