In this article I’m going to give you the best Gore Windstopper cycling tights.
Gore has been in business for decades and it’s been their Windstopper technology which caused the company’s breakthrough. A technology which has turned out to be so popular, that it’s widespread use in general sports and outdoor clothing has enabled them to start their own clothing line.
The gist of the fabric and their latest Infinium line is that its multi-layered setup prevents wind from getting through, while at the same time allowing perspiration to escape to the outside of the garment.
There is no doubt the fabric does what it promises. As for thermal cycling bibs, we see it being used as a protective layer on the front of the garment, where it negates the chilling effect of the wind.
A number of thermal tights use this fabric and you’ll be able to find those in this overview of the best Gore Windstopper tights.
Castelli Sorpasso Ros Wind Bibtight
If the standard Sorpasso Ros doesn’t do the job for you, the Castelli Sorpasso Ros Wind Bibtight probably will.
Instead of the Nano Flex fabric it uses GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER X-Fast for frontal protection against the cold, making it the best-insulated thermal cycling bib in Castelli’s lineup up to a temperature of 23F (-5C), which feels about right.
It offers the same high-quality Progetto X2 Air chamois, which is the best seat pad they have to offer.
This premium thermal cycling bib will prove its money’s worth for die-hard cyclists who shy away from nothing.
Castelli Polare 3 Bibtight
If you’re looking for the best-insulated, warmest, most windproof thermal cycling bib in Castelli’s lineup, the Castelli Polare 3 Bibtight is one to consider.
The entire front is made from GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER X-Fast, ensuring wind-chill is virtually non-existant, while breathability remains at a maximum. Furthermore this fabric also has great water-resistant capabilites, which is further enhanced by the Nano Flex 3G material placed on the back and lower legs. Nano Flex 3G is Castelli’s proprietary way of making their thermal bibs water-resistant.
The KISS Air2 pad sits just below their most expensive Progetto X2 Air one. This means that you get all the bells and whistles of that more premium one except for the silicone pads, which will prove to be more than adequate to keep you riding comfortably for many miles.
Camlock zippers at the hems, reflective elements, and stretch straps with a mesh back panel finish this high-quality design for people that like their winter riding in sub-zero termperatures.
Gore C3 Thermo Tights+
Last but not least, if you want the strapless cycling tight version of the C3 the Gore C3 Thermo Tights+ is the way to go.
Gore C3 GORE WINDSTOPPER Bib Tights+
The Gore C3 GORE WINDSTOPPER Bib Tights+ are well-designed thermal cycling bib made from the companies well-known fabric.
As is clear from its name, it’s entirely made from GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER fabric, which is the latest and greatest the company has to offer. It promises increased moisture-wicking characteritics, while still being fully windproof and highly water-resistant.
The ACTIVE Comfort seat pad with is perfectly comfortable, though I would have loved to see a more high-end chamois. It does have the Gore WINDSTOPPER cup to prevent this delicate area from freezing.
The cycling bib is very easy to put on with zippers everywhere. And I simply love the adjustable straps which enable you to create the perfect fit around the shoulders.
There’s no denying the quality of the Gore Windstopper fabric, which is proven by the fact that it’s used by dozens of other brands. So if you want to go all out with Gore Windstopper fabric in your cycling tights, there’s no other option in the market than this one.
Gore C7 Partial GORE WINDSTOPPER Pro Bib Tights+
The Gore C7 Partial GORE WINDSTOPPER Pro Bib Tights+ is the more performance oriented brother of the C3.
With these tights the GORE WINDSTOPPER has been moved to the front only, which makes for a more snug and comfortable fit at the expense of a bit of protection where it least matters. It improves the freedom of movement associated with these tights.
The EXPERT Road chamois is Gore’s best chamois made from fast-drying and moisture-wicking fabric, and also features the GORE WINDSTOPPER cup.
Specifications Gore Windstopper tights
|Name||Price||Chamois||Straps||Material||Hems||Pockets||Discipline||Buy at Amazon|
|Castelli Sorpasso Ros Wind Bibtight||260 USD||Progetto X2 Air||lie-flat straps w. mesh back panel||GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER X-Fast w. Nano Flex 3G back||YKK Camlock zippers||none||road||link|
|Castelli Polare 3 Bibtight||210 USD||KISS Air2||mesh straps w. mesh back panel||GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER X-Fast w. Nano Flex 3G back||YKK Camlock zippers||none||road||link|
|Gore C3 Thermo Tights+||100 USD||ACTIVE Comfort||none||GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER||Grip elastic||none||road||link|
|Gore C3 GORE WINDSTOPPER Bib Tights+||200 USD||ACTIVE Comfort||adjustable bib straps w. back panel||GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER||YKK Camlock zippers||none||road||link|
|Gore C7 Partial GORE WINDSTOPPER Pro Bib Tights+||220 USD||EXPERT Road||mesh straps w. mesh back panel||GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER||Grip elastic||none||road||link|