Exceptional protection for winter rides.
While many will argue that good cycling gloves, or weatherproof bib tights are the key ingredient to a proper winter cycling kit, we'll go ahead and confidently place the weather-proof cycling jacket in the #1 spot. While your bib shorts can slide underneath a tight, and a multi-sport skull cap can keep your ears covered from the frost, nothing can truly replace a cycling specific cut of a waterproof jacket designed for the bike. Gore Bike Wear's Power Lady Gore-Tex Active Jacket for women ticks the box for us, not only providing a completely waterproof shell, but doing so without compromising style. We aren't fans of loosey-goosey when it comes to road cycling gear, and can appreciate the cut of a jacket that's tailored for out curves, achieving a snug fit that doesn't flap in the wind.
The Power Lady Gore-Tex Active Jacket combines a GoreTex membrane with a durable polyester shell. Designed to be 100% waterproof, the membrane causes water to bead and roll off, before it has a chance to penetrate inside. This is also where the magic happens for thermo-regulation —since GoreTex is completely breathable the garment works to constantly pull perspiration away from your skin and inner jersey, leaving only warm air behind, creating an insulating layer that keeps you from getting cold, despite being a lightweight shell. Simply said, GoreTex works to keep water out and warmth in, so you can focus on the ride ahead of you. This particular variation of GoreTex sees the modifier of Durable, so that it can withstand a season of riding without weakening and growing permeable with time.
Cut slim, for a race fit, the polyester material behind the GoreTex contours to your body's shape, minimizing cold-air-pockets and wind-flaps, and focusing in on a fit that will be aerodynamic when you're in your cycling stance. It features pockets for your essentials, like a spare tube, tire lever, and gummy bears, and a high collar that seals out gusts from head-wind. Adjustable cuffs and an elastic hem continue the trend of sealing the elements out, and offering the coverage you need, so you don't end up with crack-back after a punchy climb. Reflective highlights illuminate under headlights, including piping along the collar and back pockets, and logos.
- The most important piece in your winter kit
- Durable GoreTex membrane seals out water and wind
- Exceptionally breathable for internal climate control
- Slim cut design for a comfortable, aerodynamic fit
- Reflective details increase visibility in low light
- Elastic hem and adjustable cuffs seal out the elements
- Item #GBW00B6