Gore Bike Wear gave the Power Trail WS SO Thermo Jacket top-shelf materials and a relatively simple design to extend your riding season well into winter. Long after your buddies have hung up their bikes for the season, The Power Trail Thermo’s fleece-lined Windstopper main body fabric will have you comfortably cranking out the miles. The jacket’s anatomic cut is designed to drape comfortably on the bike and off, so you can wear the Power Trail jacket during your ride and at the pub for your post-ride beer.
Due to the effectiveness of the WindStopper membrane, Gore has included a strategically placed two front ventilation zippers with integrated zippered pockets in order to give you the ability to moderate your temperature. Perhaps the only details that give the Power Trail jacket away as a cycling piece are the two zippered pockets on the back. There's also a zippered Napoleon pocket on the left breast and small cloth for cleaning your eyewear. The tail is cut a tad longer in order to accommodate your position on the bike, and the lower hem and sleeve cuffs are bound with a wear-resistant elastic band. Reflective elements on the shoulders, back, and forearms will also increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions.
- Q & A
Is the back panel on this jacket a more breathable material than the WindStopper front? Trying to help a guy friend new to fat biking find an affordable winter cycling jacket and I know for me having that breathable back is a must.
No it's the same material as front but it does have two zipper vents in back and one in the front. I use it for fat biking and with a base layer it works well.
Quality has gone down
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Xl
This was my second gore winter jacket. My first one was excellent. The quality on this one is not as good. After one wash, no tumble dry, the logo on the front started to peal off. It's completely gone now. Also after a couple of rides, one of the pull tabs on the back zipper broke. I expect better for gore products. Otherwise the jacket is nice and warm and I use it down into the 20's. Quality needs to improve.
Great really cold jacket
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is my coldest jacket! It does the job perfectly. I ride into the Teens