Welcome the cooler air.
Your rotation of go-to summer kits have been loyal to you beyond reproach through the hot, sunny peak of your cycling season, but it's tough to not get excited when a fall chill weaves its way into the air. Away go the featherweight climbing jerseys and minimal bib shorts and out come the wool, long sleeves, and knickers for a season of reprieve from the relentless heat. If your knicker collection has dwindled in the past few years, the Gore Bike Wear Women's Element Plus Knickers will quickly refresh it with a functional construction and clean fit.
Though known for its weatherproof shell fabrics, Gore designed the Element Plus with a more minimal construction than its Windstopper pieces to provide more coverage in cooler temps without making you overheat. The knickers' length allows them to cover and insulate your knees, and the stretchy main fabric's combination of nylon and elastane fibers equips them to wick moisture away from your skin while holding their shape over the miles.
Gore lines the knickers with its Element Women's chamois to provide lightweight, flexible support and relief in the saddle whether you're out for a quick spin or an all day ride. Material and chamois alike are kept in place by elastic hems at the leg openings, and as you take in the fall foliage, the wide, high waistband provides the support you need so you aren't distracted from the views.
- Fall knickers makes cool mornings comfortable on the bike
- Fabric blend retains its shape over hours in the saddle
- Form-fitting cut allows fabric to rapidly wick moisture
- Element Women chamois adds plush support as you ride
- Unobtrusive waistband and cuffs maintain comfortable coverage
- Item #GBW007U
- Q & A
Very sheer fabric.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
I tried these knickers on, and they never made it out of the house. The fabric is so thin that in the artificial light of my bedroom I could see through it. I can't imagine how bad it would look in daylight on a ride. It sucks that I have to pay for the shipping to return something that is not wearable.