Slice through the wind.
When the wind starts blowing, the Gore Bike Wear Men's Power Gore Windstopper Bib Tights Short Plus gets going. Highly breathable and totally windproof, this bib is fortified with a Gore Windstopper membrane to shield you from those whipping winds on long descents that would otherwise sap your warmth, while also allowing the build up of internal moisture to escape easily. A stretchy polyester construction uses a form-fitting design to deliver high levels of flexibility on the road, while the flatlock seams keep the feel soft and smooth. A Power Men Plus chamois helps keep saddle soreness at bay with impact-absorbing and chatter-reducing cushioning, and also boasts easy, breezy breathability to keep air flowing where you need it most.
- Windproof, comfortable, and race-ready bib tight
- Membrane maintains windproof, breathable protection
- Stretchy blend wicks sweat, resists water, and stretches easily
- Breathable, cushioned chamois fights off fatigue
- Mesh bib tunnel reduces friction and skin irritation
- Reflective logos enhance visibility
- Item #GBW008V
- Q & A
Maybe good for commuting
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: medium
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 170lbs
It's a good idea on paper but fails to perform. I've worn these shorts on multiple club rides on crisp California winter days and on a few brisk wet rides thinking maybe they just need a break in period. They do the job keeping you warm and dry but one of the few flaws I've found lies in the chamois. No amount of chamois cream can make these shorts comfortable after 20 miles at which point it feels like you have sandpaper between your legs. It seems to be a flaw in many winter/wet riding gear I've tried out but these are probable the worst. The chamois on my pair is sewn in such a way that it creases towards the saddle giving a diaper like appearance that no amount of miles or washes seems to fix. The second flaw I discovered was in the stitching. I wear a size 32 waist so I went with a medium and found the leg seams to be a tad snug and ended up popping the seam instantly after the first few pedal strokes. Oh well.