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Gore C5 Shakedry cycling jacket (or C7 for £10 more) £145 with code @ Sigmasport
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Gore C5 Shakedry cycling jacket (or C7 for £10 more) £145 with code @ Sigmasport

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Posted 28th Oct

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A nice double discount on a packable cycling jacket featuring likely the best waterproofing technology you can buy, Gore-Tex Shakedry.

I bought the C7, which is pretty much just a tighter fit (for all that racing I definitely do), but also becuase of the orange accents. While in store I saw that the blue version of the C5 is actually rather nice looking, with a mottled, almost denim style effect.

Using the code they'll cost the following:

£145 C5 blue
£160 C5 black
£155 C7 grey and orange
£169 C7 black

The discount codes are usable across lots of Shakedry products.
There are 3 separate discount codes, depending on how much you spend.

Bear in mind that Gore are clearly about to refresh their range of Shakedry jackets, and are teasing a brighter blue jacket for release on 31st October.
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There are some greyed out images of the new jacket on the Gore website, so here they are, brightened up. From what I can see they’re the same construction as the current C7, but I haven’t used mine yet, in case I decide to send it back in favour of the brighter colours.


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Fantastic piece of kit
For £200 more you can get C1..... Citroen C1!!
Unbelievable piece of kit. Pricey but highly breathable, water proof and wind resistant. Has made several other pieces of gear redundant. Keeps you warm, keeps you cool, keeps you dry. Paid £139 for mine. Would buy another in a heartbeat
Perfect. How do these size up?
Shame there are no hard figures to back up the claims for waterproofness and breathability.
Seems to be the norm for cycling jackets that make grand claims about how waterproof and breathable they are with no figure so you can compare.
Their are industry standard tests for both but perhaps manufacturers can't be bothered or perhaps worried their expensive jackets won't perform.
I think this line of material is much better at both as there is no DWR.
The shakedry technology is fantastic, can’t recommend it highly enough. I bought the CastellI jacket around a year ago and it’s the only cycling jacket that I’ve found to be 100% waterproof and very very breathable. I can wear it all day without overheating.

I’ve spent loads trying to find the ultimate waterproof jacket over the years. A few high end jackets came close but this beat those hands down.

the problem with most jackets is the DWR treatment. I find after a while they become less waterproof even after re-treatment. There’s no re-treatment with the shakedry material

I’ve just purchased another at this price and will use it for the commute.
jamgin29/10/2019 07:35

Shame there are no hard figures to back up the claims for waterproofness …Shame there are no hard figures to back up the claims for waterproofness and breathability.Seems to be the norm for cycling jackets that make grand claims about how waterproof and breathable they are with no figure so you can compare.Their are industry standard tests for both but perhaps manufacturers can't be bothered or perhaps worried their expensive jackets won't perform.


Usually I'm all up for numbers, but there's enough anecdotal evidence - from actual users - that says Shakedry beats anything that came before. The fact there's no top layer that will "wet out" is probably key to this success.
I can imagine it's quite possible that this stuff might underperform in the tests you mention (becuase it's so thin and the tests appear to be based on water pressure) but the fact is that rain just doesn't get through it, and perspiration absolutely does.
tyflux29/10/2019 07:14

Perfect. How do these size up?


True to "cycling size" (which for me tends to be a size up from regular sizing).
For my C7 I went for large, having tried a size up and down: that's the same as my Castelli, Alé and Craft cycling tops. There's enough room for a baselayer and jersey underneath.

By comparison, my North Face Gore-Tex Active climbing jacket is a medium, and fits quite similarly.
I don't think it is recommended to carry a rucksack with these jackets is it? Which rules it out for my commute and most of my road cycling. Shame as I fancy one just to see how good they are!
Edited by: "DaveLakin" 29th Oct
DaveLakin29/10/2019 13:07

I don't think it is recommended to carry a rucksack with these jackets is …I don't think it is recommended to carry a rucksack with these jackets is it? Which rules it out for my commute and most of my road cycling. Shame as I fancy one just to see how good they are!


Correct, rucksack use not recommended by the manufacturer.
That said, I read at least one place someone claiming they did it quite happily, and multiple places saying they're tougher than you think. So I suppose it depends on your tolerance for risk, or how long you want it to last (I'm certainly not planning to use a rucksack with it).

Already have one of these on my Christmas list: restrap.co.uk/pro…res
t2lek29/10/2019 10:16

The shakedry technology is fantastic, can’t recommend it highly enough. I b …The shakedry technology is fantastic, can’t recommend it highly enough. I bought the CastellI jacket around a year ago and it’s the only cycling jacket that I’ve found to be 100% waterproof and very very breathable. I can wear it all day without overheating.I’ve spent loads trying to find the ultimate waterproof jacket over the years. A few high end jackets came close but this beat those hands down.the problem with most jackets is the DWR treatment. I find after a while they become less waterproof even after re-treatment. There’s no re-treatment with the shakedry materialI’ve just purchased another at this price and will use it for the commute.


Which Castelli jacket did you buy?
jamgin29/10/2019 18:37

Which Castelli jacket did you buy?


The Castelli Idro. The newer version 2 is out now. Not sure what the difference is though.
t2lek29/10/2019 20:42

The Castelli Idro. The newer version 2 is out now. Not sure what the …The Castelli Idro. The newer version 2 is out now. Not sure what the difference is though.


Many thanks. I'll take a look.
About time I got something decent for my daily bike commute.
ranandg28/10/2019 22:48

For £200 more you can get C1..... Citroen C1!!


Lol. I remember my ex-wife clearing the snow off the roof of her C1 with a spade and putting it right through the canvas...
Mine came today. Szie XL fits about right. Normally L/XL. Like the style actually and the blue colour is very dark. I'm a mountain biker so will try and not rip it as it looks thin material. Cheers.
So the new jacket is available, and it does indeed appear to be the exact same construction as the C7 (all I really wanted was a 2-way zip), and it’s £270, so £30 more than the regular C7, and £115 more than this sale. I also worry that sky blue isn’t actually any more noticeable than grey with orange accents.
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Now the only jacket giving me pause is the Rapha version. I’ll try it tomorrow
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