2011 Model No Longer Available
Gore Bike Wear Contest SO Jacket - Women's - 2011 BCS
The Gore Bike Wear Contest SO Women's Jacket is the secret to staying warm & dry throughout the year. Constructed using fleece-lined GORE Windstopper material, the Contest SO retains precious body heat while protecting your core from the outside elements. The high, ergonomically shaped fleece-trimmed collar adds even more warmth, while the stretch inserts keep the Contest SO from restricting movement. Reflective piping and logos keep you visible to motorists in low-light so your spouse can worry less and you can ride more.
- Cord stoppers and elastic drawstring allow the rider to adjust the hem with just one hand
- Zip pocket on back for essentials
- Front-zip features a semi-lock slider to prevent any shifting in flight
- Elastic sleeve cuff with thumbhole keeps sleeves from riding up while preventing exposed wrists
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September 28, 2013
I've had hits and misses with GORE products over the years, but this one is an out of the park smashing success. The fit, fabric, styling, and construction are perfection. It's as comfortable and functional off the bike as on the bike, which was a very pleasant surprise and rarely true of technical cycling clothing. Unlike some GORE clothing, the Contest SO jacket runs true to size, so my size in "street" clothes fit like a glove with no constriction of movement. The feminine cut is accommodating of curvy silhouettes, but fitted enough not to flap in the wind on a lean racer body. I didn't expect to like the sleeve thumb holes, but they're a great addition especially on cold days when a glove gap means major strength-zapping discomfort. This is a very warm jacket; I wouldn't rely on it for a nasty upstate NY winter, but for the temperate weather of the mid-Atlantic coast, this jacket will be a winter riding staple.