Gore Power Lady CC Jersey

 

The Gore Power Lady CC Jersey is a lightweight, high performance jersey which will redefine your expectations, offering unparalleled fit and function, in a feminine but sporty design.

 

Gore Power Lady CC Jersey

 

It is rare that we get quite this excited by a jersey but there are no two ways about it, the Gore Power Lady CC Jersey has blown our socks off!  You see the truth is we only review top end kit and so we expect a great fit, high performance fabrics and a nicely put together garment.  On top of that we believe the premium brands should offer a little bit of a wow factor as standard, so when we tell you that this jersey exceeded all our expectations you will understand that that is high praise indeed.

 

Straight out of the packaging we liked the super slinky fabric used for the body of the Gore Power Lady CC Jersey and it is seriously lightweight too.  Those first impressions were enough to put it straight into the suitcase with our kit for a training week in Mallorca and we are very picky about what we take on these trips.

 

It is designed for warm weather cycling, with mesh panels under the arms and across the shoulders, and this combines with the ultra-light fabric used for the body to produce a jersey that kept us cool on the hottest of the hot days in the saddle.  While the rest of the group we were training with finished the rides with kit that was white with salt marks, we just looked fresh and clean – which, for the record was not how our legs felt!

 

The Gore Power Lady CC Jersey comes in three striking, feminine but sporty styles based on black blue and pink.  We tested the black version, with white shoulders and a couple of pink accents and teamed it with black Gore shorts (specifically the Gore Power 2.0 Lady bib shorts which allows for quick bio breaks) for an overall look was fabulously flattering (or so we were told?!).  The clean lines of the jersey are not spoilt by the addition of any silicone or elasticated tape, Gore rely instead on the perfect design and cut to keep this jersey in place.  And we were a little worried about how that would work on the bike but we should have known better as the fit from Gore – described as “tight fit” – was figure skimming, giving smooth lines and it did not ride up whatever we did on the bike; climbing, descending, intervals on the drops or long miles on the tops.

 

We liked it so much we washed it out and thanks to the very quick drying fabric, we were able to wear it several times over the course of the week and could not find anything we did not like about it.  The full length zip (which has a full length flap behind it to protect the body from wind when it is closed) was easy to adjust on the bike and allowed us to enjoy a little more air flow, while the high collar is a close fit and gave great protection to the neck.  Just one example of the attention to detail that has gone into creating this jersey is the tape over the seam around the base of the collar, which of course ensures maximum comfort, with no chance of chafing.

 

New for the Gore Power Lady CC Jersey and a feature we particularly liked were the “ultra-sonic” seams used for the shoulders.  This produces a perfectly flat join between the panels and means there is nothing to rub or chafe.  The outside is taped, so the overall effect is neat and clean – nicely done Gore.

 

No jersey would be complete without some storage and the Lady CC has three perfectly proportioned pockets across the back, with a fourth small zipped pocket on top of the middle one for keys or money.  The three main pockets are deep and secure and finished with a wide band of contrasting tape.  On the black jersey this is bright pink which we think looks fantastic, while adding a little more security to the pockets themselves.

 

If you are looking for a no compromises addition to your summer cycling wardrobe then the Gore Power Lady CC Jersey is it – it promises top dollar performance, in a flattering package that we simply cannot find fault with.  Hence we have awarded a 10/10 for performance which is a very rare but beautiful thing!

 

Sizes: XS – XXL

Colours: jazzy pink/white, scuba blue/white, black/white

RRP: £89.99

Website: www.goreapparel.co.uk Power-lady-cc-jersey

 

Performance: 10/10

Value for money: 9/10

 

Reviewed by Jan Birkmyre

 

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