Gore C5 Thermo Jersey review

Cosy and compressive, like arm warmers for your whole core

A front-on image of Josh wearing the neon yellow Gore C5 Thermo Jersey, with black zipper down the centre which features a white Gore logo. Image is overlaid with Cyclingnews 'recommends' badge
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

There's no protection against wind or rain but you do get an excellent fit with lots of stretch. The Gore C5 Thermo jersey is a good option when you need a bit of light insulation or paired with other layers.


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    Great fit

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    Soft, comfortable, interior

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    Zippered valuables pocket


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    Pockets are narrow and sit high on the back

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    Zipper has small teeth

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There are a huge range of experiences when it comes to shoulder season riding. Is it sunny but crisp? Is it windy, or rainy, or maybe dry but overcast? Whatever the situation, there's a range of strategies for dealing with it. The Gore C5 Thermo jersey could be part of some of those strategies. 

We listed the Gore C5 Thermo jersey among our list of the best cycling jerseys no matter the weather conditions, but there's more to say about it. We spent time testing it to see what it excels at and what its weaknesses are, so keep reading to see when we think it makes sense to use this piece of gear.  

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