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Gore Wear Windstopper Base Layer Long Sleeve Shirt - Men's

$79.95
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Windstopper Base Layer Long Sleeve Shirt

The wind can really get howling in those early hours of the morning before sunrise. However, that's the only time of the day you're able to squeeze in a bike ride around your busy schedule. So, throw off your bed covers and throw on the Gore Bike Wear Windstopper Baselayer Shirt get your daily road ride underway in protective comfort. Boasting a burly Gore Windstopper membrane, this baselayer cuts through whipping winds when you're working hard in the saddle, while its stretchy design and flatlocked seams allow you to move freely in chafe-free comfort from start to finish.

  • Advanced tech abounds in this cycling baselayer
  • Gore Windstopper provides windproof protection (duh)
  • Stretchy poly fabric moves as you do in active pursuits
  • Minimized seams are flatlocked for chafe-free comfort
  • Extra long back adds coverage from splashback on the road
  • Item #GWR0069

Material
[membrane] GORE Windstopper, [main fabric] 100% polyester, [panels] 88% polyproylene, 8% elastane, 4% nylon
Fit
form-fitting
Style
crew
Recommended Use
commuting, cross-country, road cycling, road running, trail, trail running
Manufacturer Warranty
6 months

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 4

Warm, but check the sizing chart

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 1"
Weight
165 lbs

Definitely a cycling-oriented base layer, the windstopper membrane covers the front of the shirt, and the back is a more traditional stretchy breathable mesh. The main issue I have with the shirt is that the windstopper material, while it performs well, has some undesirable qualities. It's quite loud/swooshy, and doesn't have very much stretch to it, so even though the shirt fits tightly, the fabric bunches as forms these awkward rolls/accordion flaps when you bend your arms or twist with the garment on. Kinda odd looking. The interior of the shirt is not the most comfortable, and next-to-skin comfort is definitely important if you're going to call this a base layer. I haven't experienced any real chafing yet, but I'm never exactly excited to pull this shirt on. Functionally, it definitely gets the job done. It helps cut the wind a lot, and paired with a mid-weight thermal jersey I've felt quite warm down to about 45*F/7*C. It's also very lightweight for how much warmth it provides. The back panels help keep you from overheating, but you obviously wouldn't want to throw this on for sunny ride on a warm day. The sizing definitely runs small, I'm 6'1/165lbs and the Large is very fitted, and I definitely would be bummed if I bought a Medium. Be sure to check the size chart - the sizing of the shirt is accurate to the chart, but the sizes themselves are smaller than most Americans might be used to.

Thank you for writing such a thorough review. Very helpful.

>Rating: 5

Riding comfort

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

This Gore windshirt has made the colder days of riding in Northern California apleasure. Just a light jacket and you are ready for any conditions!