Sealed off from the elements.
Five years ago, wind- and water-resistant protection meant sacrificing fit and breathability. The Power 2.0 Windstopper Softshell Jacket proves that times have changed. It's equipped with Gore Bike Wear's proven WindStopper fabric, and it also incorporates a host of features designed to keep you warm, dry, and comfortable on days when the weather says "no" but your goals for next season counter with an emphatic "yes."
Similar to other protective outerwear layers in Gore's Power line, the Power 2.0 SO jacket was constructed using Gore's patented WindStopper Soft Shell fabric. This is essentially a fleece-lined, membrane-backed stretchy material that moves with you while riding. The characteristics of this fabric are ideal for exercising in cool and cold weather, as Soft Shell provides a light, flexible layer of insulation, yet it also blocks the wind and rain with its inner-membrane. WindStopper provides the comfort of a mid-layer and the water-resistance of a shell all in one. Additionally, this material's composition breathes incredibly well, which allows moisture to escape from within, rather than collecting inside and chilling your body like other membrane layers. This means that your body remains warm, dry, and comfortable during all of your rides.
Gore Bike Wear describes the fit of the Power 2.0 SO as "slim," which means that it stays close to the body without being constricting. The elbows are pre-shaped so that they don't tug at the underarms when you reach for the handlebars. Again, Gore Bike Wear took a minimalist approach when designing the Power 2.0 SO jacket, so there are only three pockets on the lower back panel, which are supplemented with a fourth, zippered pocket. The tall collar is fleece-lined, and there's a partially elasticized hem. Gore finished off the jacket with reflective elements on the front, sides, and back of the jacket.
- Ride out the storm with this weather-resistant cycling jacket
- Gore-Tex Windstopper is weather-resistant and breathable
- Follows you to the start line with a race-worthy fit
- Soft cuffs and collar take some sting out of cold days
- Reflective details help keep you visible on stormy days
- Standard pocket count is supplemented with a zippered security pocket
- Item #GBW00AL
- Q & A
Per Gore, I should be a Medium,
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Small
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 152lbs
But Small was just right. I ordered several Gore Jackets prior to finally getting this one, as to me they run large. If you like more of a race fit, this is the right jacket. I have a 38 inch chest and decided to go small and am very pleased. I've only used it in Miami winters (during a cold front were it only goes down to low 50's), it was perfect. If it was colder, I would probably add another layer of below it. I am also a fan of the well placed reflective stripes on the lower part of the jacket, anything to give drivers a heads up is always good.
Very warm, and high viz.
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: xl
- Height: 6'4"
- Weight: 215lbs
Haven't quite nailed down how much to wear underneath, jacket so far has been warmer than I expected (in a good way).