Gore Windstopper N2 review

Much like the Polaris Vortex, this is another item classed as a jacket that really is more of a heavy winter jersey.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £89.99 RRP
Gore Windstopper N2

Our review

Waterproof and windproof, this is one of the best bits of winter kit you can buy.
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Much like the Polaris Vortex, this is another item classed as a jacket that really is more of a heavy winter jersey.

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The N2S system is supposed to be worn next to your skin, without a base layer, although we would suggest a thin vest layer for those susceptible to nipple rash. If you’re not the type who chaffs up easily then this is one of the best bits of winter kit you can buy. We’ve got four year old examples of this N2S top that have been hammered, washed wrong, and generally abused, and they still work.

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There is a single zipped pocket at the rear large enough to store the removable sleeves and lots more. There’s plenty of reflective piping and the cut is amongst the best available, similar to the fit of the Rapha (left) in many ways. Aside from being incredibly windproof thanks to the Windstopper membrane, it is also showerproof and will stay that way through a good few years of washing.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Windstopper N2S
Brand Gore Bike Wear

Draw-Chord Waistband No
Windproof Yes
Jacket Storage Stuff Sac
Layer Thickness Medium Weight
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Care Instructions Machine-Washable
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens Womens
Available Colours Black/Red
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Clothing Material Windstopper Material
Webbing Loop Attached No
Elasticated Waist No
Waterproof Yes
Water-Resistant Yes
Thermal Insulation Yes
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
No. of Pockets 1
MPN N2S
Mesh Inserts No
Extendable/Drop Back No
Soft/Hard Shell Soft Shell