GORE Bike Wear Countdown AS Jacket Review

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Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/

I have been using the GORE Bike Wear Countdown AS jacket through this winter, and it has been a highly functional unit, with excellent wind stoppage and comfort, high breathability, water resistant, and has some great features, such as detachable sleeves and full front zipper, a tall collar and long back, and Velcro adjustable cuffs.

Countdown AS Jacket
The Countdown AS jacket, uses GORE’s WINDSTOPPER Active Shell, which offers windproofness, breathability and water resistance. It’s a 2-layer construction, in which the WINDSTOPPER membrane is bonded to the outer abrasion-resistant polyester fabric, and is finished with a loose inner mesh. The windproofness rids the cooling consequences of the wind and weather from robbing the body of warmth, while the breathability allows water vapor to escape, keeping down elevated body temperatures and profuse sweat, as the latter can also create chilling effects from dampness. The AS uses a lightweight fabric that is packable and very comfortable, and has good water resistance, shedding snow and light rain, and then drying quickly.

Features:

  • WINDSTOPPER® Active Shell
  • Mesh lining
  • Detachable sleeves
  • High collar, ergonomically shaped
  • Front zip
  • Zip-port on collar
  • Zip-underflap
  • Zip tags for easy handling
  • Long back
  • 2 side zip pockets on front
  • Zip stow-away pocket in back
  • Pre-shaped elbows
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Hem-width adjustable by easy-to-use covered cord stoppers and elastic draw-cord
  • Reflective piping on front, back and sleeves
  • Reflective transfer print to mark right and left
  • Reflective logos on front and back

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About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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