A silent can of whoop-ass.
The best riding apparel is the type that you forget you’re wearing during your ride. Binding, bunching, and clamminess are the mortal enemies of any piece of cycling gear. The Gore Bike Wear Countdown 2.0 jersey gives each of these problems the stinkeye, then beats it into blubbering submission, all without you even knowing that a battle is taking place all around you.
Binding and bunch are taken care of with the Countdown 2.0’s one-two punch of stretch fabric and a loose, comfortable fit. The main body fabric is made with 20% elastane, so it stretches as your body moves without binding or reaching its limit. Unlike many jerseys, the Countdown is built with an active, loose fit that allows cooling air to move freely through the jersey to keep you from overheating. The fabric is moisture-wicking, as well, to eliminate uncomfortable clamminess, even late in your ride. All of this lovely, synthetic goodness is held together with outward-facing flatlock stitching reduce hot spots and chafing.
The Countdown 2.0 is made with two secure, zippered pockets at the back for your I.D., snacks, music, or whatever else you bring to make your ride more pleasant. Gore also wrapped the jersey in reflective trim to make you more visible in evening traffic.
- Nylon and elastane construction
- Active, loose fit
- Flatlock seams
- Zip rear pockets
- Reflective trim
- Item #GBW3236
- Q & A
Flat-lock seams for runner
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I ordered this because I was looking for a running top with longer sleeves and pockets. I'm female and such tops are hard to find. This one was just too big, but the seams are nice because they are flat-locked and not likely to chafe. It also is a nice lightweight, breathable material. I gave it 5 stars because it's my problem that it doesn't fit like I wanted.