When the weather cools down and layers really begin piling on, we find that bib straps occasionally get a little constricting up top. Gore developed its new Contest SO Men's Tights+ With Chamois for those who prefer the comfort and support provided through a more traditional tight design, freeing up your torso for all those protective fall and winter layers.
The Gore Contest SO Tights were constructed using WindStopper Soft Shell material. WindStopper is soft, stretchy, breathable, and just as importantly, body-contouring. It fits and breathes like a comfortable mid-layer fabric, yet it provides a level of water- and wind-resistance that approaches the protection afforded by hardshell fabrics. The remaining sections of the tights are made with fleece-backed, polyester/elastane blends that support and insulate your hard-working muscles against the cold. Flatlock seams are also used throughout the tights in order to minimize friction against your skin.
The Power Man chamois rounds out these tights. A workhorse on medium to long rides, the chamois has channeling on top and a stretchy micro-fiber that wicks moisture away. The seamless design and cushioning properties give an anatomical fit that helps keep your sit bones and soft tissue comfortable for miles.
The Contest also features gripper elastics on the bottom hems to keep the fit secure, as well as reflective-lined ankle zippers. A concealed back zip pocket was also added, keeping your keys and other small valuables safe.
The Gore Bike Wear Contest SO Tights+ With Chamois are available in sizes Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black and Black/neon yellow.