Gore Countdown gilet review
As you’d expect from Gore, this gilet sailed through our waterprooﬁng test for the front panels. It’s completely windproof too, and the vented back does a good job of controlling your body temperature. It also packs down small into either front pocket. Top marks for performance, then.
However, the same can’t be said for the ‘slim ﬁt’ claim. Our large sample came up big and felt stretched in the front and a bit wide. The long collar is tricky to do up fully while riding, as it argues with your helmet strap, though its ergonomic shape is effective.