Whether it’s accessories, bib shorts or a full-on waterproof jacket you require, chances are Gore Bike Wear will have a product to suit. There are garments for everyone and if like us you’re heading out into a wet Lake District, a scorcher in Brisbane or temperate San Fran, there is something to keep you comfortable and perform under all that mother nature can throw at you!
“As riders ourselves we understand that you want to enjoy and benefit from riding as much as possible. Whether it’s charging down a sun-baked mountain pass or hopping over knee-deep mud lost in the forest.”
For more than 20 years Gore Bike Wear has stood for high-tech function combined with premium quality. Their products are continuously improved to satisfy the high expectations of ambitious cyclists and offer the best possible comfort and protection.
Developed and rigorously tested to keep out the elements while keeping in comfort, these ingredients are the mainstay of a collection that accepts no compromises in comfort, protection, design or safety and visibility.
Each individual product profits from Gore’s many years of experience in functional apparel design. The expertise in Gore Bike Wear producing high performance garments “for Perfectionists from Specialists” has led to numerous awards for quality, performance and design.
One of the great appeals of Gore Bike Wear is the innovative fabrics which have been developed to meet the needs of today’s cyclists. Each product benefits from their many years of experience and leadership in producing high-performance garments and each features the latest fabric technologies and design styles.
A fully waterproof, windproof and breathable fabric which will keep you dry AND comfortable – guaranteed!
- Could quite literally save your life! This is the jacket you want to be wearing when something does go wrong 40 miles from home.
- Strictly quality controlled before leaving the factory.
- The majority of the items they sell are Gore-Tex Paclite Shell – made from the lightest, most packable fabrics without sacrificing durability, extreme breathability or weather protection.
So I give you the Oxygen jacket: with Gore-Tex Paclite Shell.
- For those not afraid of rain.
- Lightweight, waterproof and with a race cut for great performance.
- Weighs just 230g and has its own stowage bag for when the sun emerges.
- Reflective logos all round (as does most Gore) which keeps you visible around town and is a great little detail.
Windstopper® Soft Shell:
Given that most of us will shy away from riding when it is pouring down, the WS Soft Shell is the next best thing. A middle-ground between waterproof performance and comfort. This fabric is wonderfully soft and keeps you comfortable in less than perfect weather conditions.
(If you need convincing I have a Gore long sleeve WS top which I’ve now been wearing for well over 4 years. The reflective trims haven’t washed off and while the back pockets have stretched a bit it’s still my top of choice for an early morning ride when it’s still chilly and rain is never off the radar. A gilet on top adds that extra air layer for the first ten minutes before things really get going.)
The comfort of a soft mid-layer and the water resistance of a shell combined with total windproofness and maximum breathability. Windstopper Soft Shells keep you comfortable with the freedom of movement you need for enhanced performance in a wide range of activities and weather conditions.
For this I’d recommend the Power SO Jacket.
- An ideal 3 season top.
- WS Soft Shell fabric keeps you comfortable with the freedom of movement you need.
- Plenty of reflective logos.
- Long back to keep spray off your back.
- Sleeves cut with the on-bike position in mind – these make it very comfortable while riding with no excess material flapping around.
Not forgetting the range of shorts and tights which can also be found with WS panel to make those winter rides that extra bit comfortable. The bib shorts are true race spec and have chamois to match.
Gore’s ergonomic seat inserts are designed for a perfect fit to ensure comfort and performance on your ride. Each seat insert style offers unique benefits when paired with its accompanying clothing system, from moisture management to precise anatomical support.
The Power bib shorts are the ‘do it all’ short.
These, along with some others feature compression fabrics to help improve the fit of the garment without limiting freedom of movement. The fabrics exert pinpointed pressure on certain parts of the body, thus accelerating blood circulation.
While their male specific products are available for all situations Gore have also taken the female market into serious consideration.
Almost all of the jackets and shorts/tights come in a female specific version.
Women’s cycling jackets from Gore feature Windstopper and Gore-Tex fabric technologies, for guaranteed weather protection and enhanced comfort.
Innovative details and cycling specific designs offer freedom of movement and functional fit.
Browse the women’s range here.
This is where Gore really appeals to me, the quality and attention to detail put into the accessories makes them well worth the extra purchase price. I’ve seen guys turning up to races in knee warmers bought 2 seasons ago – a testament to the quality.
Complete your road cycling garment system with head-to-toe Gore Bike Wear. Choose from armwarmers, legwarmers, overshoes and socks…All the essential men’s cycling accessories, made with Gore-Tex and Windstopper fabric technologies, as well as other selected technical fabrics.
Gore have been in this business for more than 20 years. Gore-Tex is their fabric and many other brands use Gore-Tex (Sidi winter shoes, Castelli winter kit and Shimano use it in their shoes) – surely a sign of its dominance and quality in the waterproof fabric area.
If you can afford to buy the Gore garments they really are worth the outlay for the many years of solid service you’ll get back. Everyone in the office owns at least one item of Gore Bike Wear and although none of us are top to toe ads for Gore, it’s definately a brand we wouldn’t go without.