Best Gore C5 Shakedry jacket deals

Best Gore C5 Shakedry 1985 jacket deals
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Gore Shakedry has to be the ideal fabric for a cycling jacket. It's super-lightweight, very breathable and pocketable, but when the rain comes down, the material keeps it out really effectively. Plus, as its name says, when you take it off you can just shake it and the water will fall off - no cold, heavy, soggy lump in your jersey pocket, and no worrying about it still being wet the following day. 

That's thanks to Gore's two-layer Shakedry fabric. Gore has always been at the forefront of weatherproof fabric innovation, having developed the original three-layer laminate way back in 1969. The clever bit with Shakedry is that the membrane is on the outside of the jacket, rather than being sandwiched between layers of fabric. That makes the fabric a lot lighter, plus since the membrane is hydrophobic it won't wet out - and shakes dry.

Paul has been on two wheels since he was in his teens and he's spent much of the time since writing about bikes and the associated tech. He's a road cyclist at heart but his adventurous curiosity means Paul has been riding gravel since well before it was cool, adapting his cyclo-cross bike to ride all-day off-road epics and putting road kit to the ultimate test along the way. Paul has contributed to Cyclingnews' tech coverage for a few years, helping to maintain the freshness of our buying guides and deals content, as well as writing a number of our voucher code pages.