Gore Uni­ver­sal Wind­stop­per £34.99

Weight 50 grams

Cycling Weekly - - Group Test -

Th­ese are made from Gore Wind­stop­per fab­ric that’s thin­ner and of a lighter gauge than that of a Castelli Gabba or sim­i­lar jacket.

Other fea­tures in­clude a durable wa­ter re­pel­lent (DWR) coat­ing and sub­tle re­flec­tive graph­ics and de­tails. The seams are all flat­locked for added com­fort.

The Wind­stop­per fab­ric has loads of stretch and there’s plenty of length too.

The wa­ter-re­pel­lent coat­ing is OK in short show­ers, but quickly wet­ted out in sus­tained wet weather. This was fur­ther com­pounded by the wide cuffs and arm grip­pers, which are not wa­ter re­pel­lent and soaked up quite a lot of mois­ture.

The fit is pretty good, made bet­ter by the asym­met­ric de­sign with spe­cific left and right arm-warm­ers. But the grip­pers aren’t as ef­fec­tive as some: the Gores had a ten­dency to slip down a lit­tle. Fur­ther­more, there are no ex­ter­nal grip­pers or sil­i­cone dots to help grip the inside of your jer­sey sleeve. This is a lit­tle dis­ap­point­ing con­sid­er­ing the price.

Con­tact: www.gore­ap­parel.co.uk

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