C5 Gore-Tex Shakedry 1985 Insulated Viz Jacket
We're already quite smitten with the totally waterproof GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY products that offer exceptional protection against spring, summer, and fall showers in an extremely lightweight and packable design. That's why we're really excited about the C5 Gore-Tex Shakedry 1985 Insulated Viz Jacket and its ability to protect against wet while receiving a full lining of warm insulation that’s ideal for those colder months without having to add a bunch of additional layers underneath. This jacket brings cozy insulation underneath that wonderful Shakedry exterior that forgoes any additional face fabric for an extraordinarily lightweight jacket that’s ideal on unpredictable winter rides.
Shakedry technology gets its name because the product doesn't require an additional face fabric or future treatments to keep water beading up on the surface. Just a few shakes completely dispel the water, rendering it completely dry. Getting rid of the face fabric achieves a couple of things: it makes it lighter initially and as the ride progresses as it doesn't gain weight from water absorption, and it reduces the chilling effect of a wetted out fabric.
Underneath this wonder material is Polartec Alpha insulation that keeps body heat in and keeps you warm when conditions outside are anything but. The lining offers impressive breathability keeping you comfortable throughout the ride even if that includes some climbing and tempo. Its also chock full of features to keep the elements out like an adjustable collar with a hook-and-loop flap for a dialed fit. Elastic is used at the cuffs and at the hem to provide a snug fit further keeping the cold and wet out and body heat in.
The front features a full-length zipper with 2-way access letting you easily customize the amount of air intake while still offering maximum protection and the reinforced hem allows for easier closure. A back zipper stow pocket lets you access essential without fumbling around with a jersey underneath and all of the zippers on the jacket have pull tabs for easy operation even with winter gloves on.
Finally, we're big fans of its advanced matt black finish, however, we know that color isn't the best on dreary winter days, so we appreciate the reflective logo and print and the high visibility paneling on the rear and sleeves for increased safety in low light conditions.
- A lightweight, breathable, insulated, and weatherproof cycling jacket
- Shakedry tech is breathable and waterproof
- Highly packable fabric fits easily into a jersey pocket
- Dries fast with a quick shake
- Adjustable collar offers comfort and protection
- Slim fit is ideal for riding
- Reflective logos increase visibility in low-light
- Polartec Alpha insulation adds cozy warmth
- Item #GWR004Y
- [membrane] GORE-TEX, [shell, lining, insulation] 100% polyester,
- 1 rear
- panels, logo, print
- Recommended Use
- road cycling
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 6 months
What do you think about this product?
November 21, 2019
Good cold weather jacket
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- True to size
- Size Bought
- 6` 2"
- 185 lbs
I've worn Gore products for many years, and generally know how they fit and perform. I live in central NC, and it is humid here. This morning, I tried the new C5 Shakedry Insulated jacket on a one hour ride on the Umstead Gravel Grinder Course. It was 36F at the start at 6am, and it was dark. That means that an equivalent "riding out in the sun" temp was probably in the mid to upper 20'sF. When I finished the sun was just coming up, and it was 34F. The humidity was close to 90%. I wore a Craft Active Intensity long sleeve top under the Gore jacket, and that was it. The first few miles were cool, but not cold. After that I was perfectly warm. Pretty soon the outside of the jacket was somewhere between very wet and wet with heavy condensation. Not soaked into the outer fabric, but just covering it. Like how the outside of your car is covered with condensation on a cold and foggy morning. On descents the moisture on the outside would evaporate, and I could feel the cooling effect. Not cold, but I could tell that the outer jacket surface was cooling. But, I stayed plenty warm inside the jacket. When I finished and took the jacket off I was amazed at how dry the Craft shirt was. The back and much of the chest and upper arms were bone dry. The forearms were slightly damp. I'm used to finishing a ride and the base layer is soaked in sweat. This jacket REALLY breathes well. The best of ANY Gore product I've ever used for cycling, running, hiking, etc. Fit: I'm 6'-2", 185#, and have a 31" waist. Lean, but not skinny. This jacket is semi-loose and very comfortable except in the front of the shoulders/armpits. It isn't too tight, but it is snug. The outer fabric looks like it would flap about in the wind, but it does not. The inner wrist cuffs are great. Not too tight, but do keep the cold air out. The Velcro neck is between loose and snug, and works great. I can turn my head without choking to death (16.5" neck). Do keep in mind that the Velcro neck is tough to manipulate with heavy gloves. The hem is slightly longer in the rear. This combined with the elasticized hem does a good job at keeping the cold air out without being restrictive when you're in the drops. It has only been one ride, but so far this is the best cold weather cycling jacket I've ever owned. If you live in a humid climate you need to get past the wet exterior. Other than that I kept me warm and dry inside.