A stylish approach to wet weather protection.

The Gore Bike Wear Element Urban WS SO Men's Jacket provides all the protection you need for dreary two-wheeled excursions with a stylish twist that works just as well braving the elements on foot for a night out. Made of waterproof and windproof WindStopper Soft Shell fabric, this jacket is built tough to keep you dry in even the most inclement weather.

A lightweight hood sits close to your head to protect your dome from dampness without any pesky windsail effect while a neon fold-away drop tail protects against wheel spray and provides increased visibility to motorists when you're out under overcast skies. Off the bike, you can tuck the tail away for a more streamlined look.

The hem width is adjustable with an elastic drawstring and cordstopper to customize the fit and make sure no wind or rain sneaks in at the waist to chill your midsection. Gore also adds in elastic sleeve cuffs with thumholes, which are a rarity in the cycling jacket world. These let you keep your hands toasty and eliminate that soggy, chilly wrist gap exposure that can plague so many jackets without thumbholes.

For those of us that love organization, the Element Urban WS SO Jacket is something of a dream come true. Internal and external pockets abound to hold essentials safely out of the rain while discreetly routing ear bud cables. To cap things off, reflective elements across the front, sleeves, and back of the jacket help keep you visible in low-light and dreary conditions so you can feel safer hitting the road any time of day in any type weather.

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  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: xl

I have an athletic build and always have problems finding jerseys, jackets shirts with long enough sleeves with a fitted body but this piece provides both! The length of sleeve is perfect, just down past the wrist while on my mtn bike. The quality is excellent as well. I won't comment on warmth as that is too subjective!