Not the best, not the worst
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: L
I like Gore a lot. Have 4 of their bibs, a jacket, and gloves. Sadly these pants are really bad size wise. I'm 6'3 220 and thought I could size down to a Large (as for their bibs I wear a XL).
Nope, the L is still too big. They are made to wear pulled up way high but guys don't have hips and if we even have a bit of a belly that will push our pants down. Standing to pedal was bad and felt like the pants would slide down. Wearing a bib underneath makes it even slippy and the thin rope to tie the pants together would have to be ultra tight and uncomfortable to have them stay up. So I end up tugging the pants up or scooting in the saddle to reposition them so they don't feel like they're sagging.
It just feels like too much fabric. Like 3-4 inches too much. So if wearing a bib/shorts feels a bit like a diaper, then adding these saggy pants make it a bit worst because they just move around so much.
Bottom line is I rather go to a running store and get a waterproof jogger there. Those would fit nicer, more for a human being, and have zippered pockets on the side. These Gore pants have a back pocket but as if the butt sagging isn't an issue already, try adding weight to it.
If you insist on getting these, size 2 down. I'm 6'3 and should have gotten a Medium. They have interesting Velcro by your ankle and calves that work alright but the long length still makes it feel baggy and bunching up.
With all that said, if you can get these on sale they aren't the worst. They are waterproof, a bit too roomy, and will keep you warm on top of your bibs. I'll still use these on poor weather days and once you get used to the saggy design and can keep the extra fabric pulled up, it works okay.