Get out and play in the rain.

Finding a good pair of wet-weather pants that don't look like you've wrapped a tent around your legs can sometimes feel like a difficult task, but never fear, the Gore Bike Wear Men's Element Urban WS SO Pants are here to save the day with style that's right at home both on and off the bike. Made from water-resistant and windproof WindStopper Soft Shell fabric, these pants will keep you dry through even the most torrential drizzle.

Gore incorporates extra reinforcement on the seat of these pants to increase durability for years of wet-weather protection through urban commutes and other cycling adventures. A grippy insert at the waistband helps keep everything in place to avoid unfortunate exposure to wind and rain splatter, while belt loops dot the waist to cinch with your favorite belt — a feature not often found in cycling-specific clothing.

The Element Urban WS SO Pants come equipped with a multitude of pockets for stowing away ride essentials, and reflective detailing along the waistband and back pockets increases visibility in low-light, inclement conditions. As an added functional bonus, Gore incorporates reflective details on the inside of the adjustable right hem to add extra visibility while keeping your pant leg out of the chain.

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Very nice but returned

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

Nice soft pants. Nice enough to go out but runs small. I am size 32, 5.11 178lb bought M, no other sizes available. Legs ok but waist is very tight I couldn't breathe. Wish I could get black in size L. Maybe next year. Buy 1 size up.


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: xxl

what a pleasant surprise, wind and cold, no Biggy. worth every penny

Great windstopper pants

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

i ordered these from backcountry about a year ago, fell in love with them so i ordered another this time from Competitive Cyclist. Great fit, very comfortable not waterproof ... i used them for winter road cycling