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Slim-fitting, but heavy on protection.

Insulating yourself against the bite of chilly morning air doesn't have to mean bulking up with multiple layers when you have the option of the GORE BIKE WEAR Xenon SO Long-Sleeve Jersey. This slim-fitting, top-of-the-line alternative to a jacket is popular among professional cyclists as well as commuters.

  • WindStopper membrane completely blocks the wind while still breathing for comfort
  • Stretch inserts maximize you mobility and comfort
  • Side and forearm mesh-lined zips provide extra ventilation and make for easier on-off
  • Full-length semi-locking zipper can be managed easily with one hand thanks to the snap insert in the ergonomically shaped collar
  • Long back features three patch pockets with slightly slanted tops for easier access
  • Concealed back zip pocket keeps valuables secure
  • Elastic gripper on back hem holds the jersey in place
  • Reflective print and logos on front, sides, and back ensure that you don't blend into the background in low light


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5 5

great!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Good for 45-60. Needs a base from low-50's to 45ish. Below 50 & my arms start to get cold (the windstopper is the black stuff, so it the leading edge of your arms are half-covered. My Castelli Motorolo jacket and my Giordana Light weight jacket have the fleece panels on the arm pointing backwards so they are out of the wind.)

Zips on sleeves and pit zips seem worthless although sleeve zips make it really easy to get on. Pit zips don't seem to make to make it any cooler, but they are VERY hard to get down (not a cam-zip pull like on main zip and sleeves) with long-finger gloves, and IMPOSSIBLE to get back up (for the downhill) even if you stop and take your long-finger gloves off. Note that I have never had to overheat in the jersey i.e. over 60 e.g. those morning rides where the temps really warm up towards the end; maybe if I had to wear it above 60, the arm/pit vents may help.

Its cut REALLY long...I'm 6'3", old-man belly, 44 chest in a 2xl & am considering an xl next time...don't know...
Conclusion: an absolute must have. Classic. Only reason I came back to site was to consider buying a second.

Btw, and fwiw, pairs really well with Girodana light weight FRC jacket. Actually the same identical weight material--both the wind proof stuff and the jersey/fleece stuff, but the wind proof stuff wraps around further on the Giordana so its better (w/base) for 50-40 . Windtex is a lot stretchier than gore (I also have Windtex in my Capo Padrone knickers & its sweet. I also own a pair of the old PI PRO tights (that were expensive) & I think its windtex but turned inside out. Again, its nice.). Haven't ridden the FRC yet, but Im gonna do a quick review as a heads-up.

XENON 2.0 WINDSTOPPER� SO Jersey by GBW

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Ready to go: Jacket and jersey in one. Wind chill protection in a tight ergonomic fit that feels great next to the skin. An ideal early morning or springtime piece.

4 5

Just like it says

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The product description is very accurate. This is a nice alternative to a jacket. I have the thicker Castelli Expresso Due that I will break out on cold days, but this is perfect for those mornings where I want a little more than arm warmers. I like the extra ventilation from the mesh lined zippers.

The only negative is that I find this jersey to be sized a little too long.

5 5

Great for a Geek, Not for a Minimalist

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This excellent long sleeve jersey has features galore, and while they're well done, if you prefer to avoid pit zippers than can catch and arm zippers that can pull, keep looking. However if you want maximum versatility in a relatively affordable jersey (that happens to come in safety yellow) then you will be delighted by the quality, durability and feature of this vest. I give it 5 starts but if you don't like do-dads you should move on.

5 5

Perfect for late fall/early spring

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Was looking for something between a vest with arm warmers and a full winter jacket. This is perfect for me between 45 and 55 F, along with a Craft long sleeve base layer (I have comfortably worn down to 40 F on a calm day). Wind front works well to keep warm without the bulky insulation of a jacket. Seems to breathe well and the zippered vents in the sleeves and the sides are a nice feature as the temp warms up. I had an early version of Xenon short sleeve jersey and found the fit too loose, but this Medium jersey fits very well - snug but not tight (I am not built like a racer - about 5' 7" and 155 lbs.). Even the slanted pockets work very well. Overall very happy with this jersey.

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This is exactly how I use this jersey. Late Fall/Early Spring with the Windstopper to keep out the wind, and then tune the warmth by varying how heavy a base layer you use. If you get warm, the pit zips and the wrist zips let you effectively vary the warmth. For that 45-55 degree range, this is just about perfect.

5 5

Nice Jersey!!!

Not sure whether you need to pack a vest, or a jacket, or carry a short sleeve jersey? Using slick zippered vents and windstopper membranes, this jersey fits all these niches so you can leave the gear at home.