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chrp16990

chrp16990 wrote a review of on October 7, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm 6' and 185lbs. I bought a large. It fits snug, but not tight. Just right for a base layer, but too snug to really wear on its own.

That said, a week or so ago I used this shirt without extra layers at the gym in the morning. It was so comfy and completely free of BO, that I decided to wear it all day. I kept it on to play volleyball that night. I'd soaked the shirt multiple times, but, amazingly enough, even after a fairly active 15 hour day, neither I nor it smelled bad at all. (Confirmed by my generally picky girlfriend. ;) )

Seams don't bother, even under multiple additional layers and a backpack.

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chrp16990 wrote a review of on October 7, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm 6' and 185lbs. I bought the Large size.

On the bike, this fits great. It's snug in the right places (cuffs for example) without being tight anywhere. It's fitted, so unlike other jackets I've worn while cycling, it doesn't flap about in the breeze. Comfy, warm, and breathable. Just about ideal for cool weather.

It's a lot more water resistant than I expected. Seams aren't taped, but so far, riding quick in some light rains, water has been beading up on it. Not a drop on my clothes underneath.

Off the bike, it'll encourage you to stand up straight. If you don't, it does slightly accentuate any pudge or postural issues affecting your front. It's not as extreme as some other Gore Bike wear jackets (I own the Oxygen GT AS as well). I like the encouragement to stand straight, so this isn't a problem for me.

The provided reflectivity isn't very significant. If you're riding in the rain or after dark, I'd recommend a reflective vest or sash to supplement.

Overall, I really like the fitted shape and the features of this jacket (the pockets, the removable sleeves). I'd recommend it to anyone who bikes regularly.

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chrp16990 wrote a review of on October 7, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm 6' and 185lbs. I bought a large and it fits great. I love the feel of the fabric, the warmth (even when wet), and the fact that it's basically impossible to make this smelly.

I wear the hood up under a bicycle helmet sometimes. Unlike other hoods, this one doesn't interfere with turning your neck or your field of view on the bike. Unlike a cap, it keeps the back of your neck warm too!

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