Gore Short Sleeved WINDSTOPPER base

 

Gore have never disappointed us yet, their clothing is beautifully styled, often with little extras that make it stand out from the crowd, and their short sleeved WINDSTOPPER base layer is no exception.

 

Gore Short Sleeved WINDSTOPPER base

 

It is a summer weight base layer, but with a layer of WINDSTOPPER fabric over the front panel, shoulders, tops of arms and then wrapping around to cover the kidneys as well, making it perfect for cooler or windy summer rides.  We reckon it will still be a favourite in early autumn and next spring as well. 

 

The cut is for a tight fit, which maximises the wicking ability of the anti-odour, ultra thin, highly breathable and super soft fabric that this base is made from.  This very light fabric sits under the WINDSTOPPER layer at the front and is then the only layer across the back section and under the arms.  Essentially it is the modern and very much more stylish answer to grabbing a newspaper to shove down the front of your jersey!

 

The logic is quite simple; wind chill primarily affects the front of the body and the shoulders, so with these areas protected by WINDSTOPPER, the back and underarms can be left with the lightest of fabrics to wick away sweat, keeping the body as cool and dry as possible – and the combination works really well.

 

The tight fit feels great on.  It is worth mentioning that the WINDSTOPPER sections do not have the elasticity you might expect from a base layer, but with the under arms and back sections made only of the super stretchy, breathable fabric, there is absolutely no restriction of movement.

 

Thought has been given to the cut, which gives good coverage to the lower back and the base layer is put together with flatlock seams, to keep the potential for chafing at an absolute minimum. 

 

Topped off with a reflective logo on the front, this is the perfect summer into autumn base layer that we guarantee you will be looking forward to breaking it out as early as possible next spring too. 

 

Sizes: 34,36,38,40,42,44

Colours: Black or white

Price: £49.99

Website: www.gorebikewear.co.uk - Windstopper Short Sleeved Base

 

 

Performance: 9/10

Value: 8/10

 

Tested by Jan Birkmyre

 

 

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