If you've ever experience the unpleasantness of a soaked chamois while cycling in temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit, then you'll appreciate the Gore Bike Wear Power 3.0 Plus Men's Tights. They incorporate a layer of windproof, water-resistant material stretching from the front of the crotch to the center back in order to help keep the Power Men insert dry.
It's hardly a surprise that, of all manufacturers, Gore would be the one to include this protection over the chamois, but we are surprised more brands aren't following suit. After all, it doesn't take too much insulation to trap all the heat your legs put off while cycling, so the brushed fleece Gore uses is more than equal to the task; however, even the smallest bit of road spray can turn an erstwhile warm chamois into a soggy, stinging mess.
- Cycling tights with additional protection for cold, damp rides
- Windproof, water-resistant crotch and center back panel
- Thermally insulated material traps body heat
- Adjustable elastic waistband dials fit
- Reflective elements throughout help keep you visible
- Item #GBW007C
- Q & A
Cool Weather Comfort
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: M
I just took my first ride (32 miles) with these tights. It was 44°F with a cool breeze and I was very comfortable. The chamois (insert) was one of the best I've used, and the ankle cuffs extend to cover my socks. Since this is my first use on a relatively short ride, I'll update after more experience.