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GORE Wear – Technical Apparel For The Elements

GORE Wear – Technical Apparel For The Elements

A representative for Gore Wear ( contacted me and asked if I would like to test out some of their products.  A week later or there about I had a fantastic lineup of apparel including

  • GORE® R3 Long Sleeve Zip Shirt
  • Also a 2019 Vest that I have to keep under wraps for a bit


Gore Wear has created a line of technical apparel geared toward harsh weather and cold windy environments.  Perfect for the adventurous types who love to cycle, run, nordic walk and xc ski regardless of weather conditions.

Gore Wear Clothing Line

Gore Wear uses Gore-Tex, Gore Windstopper, Gore Thermium and other Gore fabrics to help achieve a highly technical mix of moisture, temperature and wind management.

Gore Wear Gortex Gore Windstopper Gore Thermal


Don’t let the weather get in the way of your workout. For dry but brisk mornings and chilly evenings, this long sleeve with convenient front zip is a great addition to the dedicated athlete’s wardrobe to keep you warm and ready to go.
MSRP: $79.99

  • Flat-lock seams
  • Short zip with semi-lock slider and underflap
  • Close fit collar
  • Reflective logo
  • Minimized seams for less chafing
GORE® R3 Long Sleeve Zip Shirt

Gore Wear sent a size large in a cool blue Dynamic Cyan.  This is definitely a great running shirt when the temps start dropping.  I ended up laying this with the (Vest that shall not be talked about) and a Rapha wool base layer.  It was just about perfect.  The only thing I would change would be to add cutout slits near the wrist for your thumbs to pass through.  I find on colder days it can be rather useful.

Sizing was right on the mark and felt great.  The blue color made my whole outfit pop.  The shirt didn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the other Gore Wear apparel, but it really didn’t need anything more.


Bridging the gap between a thick winter jacket and your regular long sleeve jersey, this GORE® WINDSTOPPER® jersey gives you added protection from the wind and cold, without the bulk of your warmest coat. Keep this layer on hand for early season rides.
MSRP: $ 179.99
Features: This is a GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Product, which means it’s totally windproof, extremely breathable and water repellent.

  • Fabric with stretch technology and next-to-skin comfort
  • 3-compartment back pockets, slightly tapered on side for easy access
  • Minimized seams
  • Front zip
  • Reinforced hem for easier closure of zipper
  • Close fit collar
  • Elastic hem
  • Gripper elastic on bottom hem
  • Reflective tape
  • Reflective logo

While the R3 was more of a runners top, the C5 GWS is all about cycling in the cold.  It comes with WindStopper making it totally windproof, yet still keeping it breathable and water repellent.  It’s designed for temps between 41 – 59 degrees.  For me this was a bit harder of a sell.  The arms were a little long for me and didn’t allow for much room for layering.  Beyond the arms the rest of the Jersey felt spot on size wise.  I did like the neck area for comfort.  I think the ideal conditions for this jersey would be temperatures above 40 degrees and combining it with a short sleeve base layer.

This jersey probably wouldn’t be my first choice if temperatures were below 40 and I was looking to layer up.


MSRP: $159.99
Don’t compromise your performance or health by running bare legged in the cold. These GORE® WINDSTOPPER® tights are unbelievably breathable, while also protecting your knees from the worst the wind can throw at you.
Features: This is a GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Product, which means it’s totally windproof, extremely breathable and water repellent.

  • Reflective logo
  • Zip pocket on back
  • Fabric with stretch technology and next-to-skin comfort
  • Foldable cuff turns long tights into a 7/8 tights
  • Highly functional material mix
  • Quick dry
  • 2 front pockets for nutrition
  • Adjustable elastic waistband with flat cord

These tights look legit, unfortunately I couldn’t test them out because of a sizing issue.  I was sent a small, but I have either gained some weight or they are sized really small, I am talking European small.    I have a 30 waist and I would say size small are more geared for someone who has a size 27 waist.  So be warned go with a size up when ordering these.

Bottom Line

Definitely check out Gore Wear ( and let me know what you think.  Based on first impressions, I am now really excited to check out more from Gore Wear and look forward to seeing what they are going to release for 2019.

Gorewear Gore-Tex Shakedry Trail Hooded Jacket Front

Check out our article on the Gore Wear R7 Gore-Tex Shakedry Trail Jacket.

About The Author

Tom Crandall

Tom has been writing about photography, cycling, running and fitness since 1988, covering everything from the product reviews to the latest in fitness trends. Tom is the Editor-in-chief of,,,, and a few other publications, he began racing in college while getting an Information Resource Management degree at George Mason University. Based in the photography and cycling-crazed city of Austin, Texas, with his wife Kathleen and pug Olaf, Tom enjoys running, walking or riding most every day.

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