Two things we absolutely won't compromise on when shopping for a winter road jacket is fit and protection from the elements. Thankfully, the C7 Gore Windstopper Pro Jacket from Gore Wear covers those bases quite well. The refined fit, featuring pre-shaped arms, is sleek and aero in the saddle while reaching to the bars and its use of a GORE Windstopper membrane provides ideal protection from rain and wind keeping us comfortable during the entire ride. The C7 Pro features Polartec Alpha insulation for protection against the cold while still offering up impressive breathability. A high collar with brushed fabric adds extra warmth and coverage while the zipper garage at the neck keeps it from scratching the neck. At the sleeves, a zipper and mesh gusset offer up excellent compatibility with winter gloves. If things begin to warm up, ventilation zippers on either side of the chest with mesh screening lets air in easily to cool you off. The jacket features elastic at the waist to keep it in place and a dropped tail to keep you dry from road spray. Three rear pockets stow food, tubes, and extra apparel. Lastly, the reflective logos keep you visible when the lighting is low.