New Spring & Summer Apparel from Gore - Pond Beaver 2020

Apr 10, 2020
by Sarah Moore  

Gore has introduced some bold trail jerseys, redesigned waterproof Paclite short, and a packable jacket in their Spring & Summer 2020 collection.

The new C5 Trail jerseys are made of a thin, light material that Gore says is abrasion-resistant, moisture-wicking, and suitable for use with a backpack. There are short-sleeve, 3/4 sleeve and long sleeve options in the C5 Trail jersey for women, and short or long-sleeve options for men. The men's and women's jerseys each come in five sizes, with three colour options in each style for women and four for men. Depending on the model, it is either $69.99 USD, $74.99 USD or $79.99 USD.

Their lightweight Paclite over-shorts have a minimal approach and pack down to the size of your fist. At 4 ounces, they're light enough to carry in your pack in case the skies open up halfway through your ride. They're a minimalist design, with one pocket and an adjustable grippy waistband with flat cord. They come in a unisex design, in sizes small through XXL, and retail for $159.99 USD.

The C5 Trail Hooded Jacket is packable and fully waterproof, with Gore-Tex Active fabric on torso and hood for comfort and breathability, Gore-Tex Paclite Plus fabrics on the shoulders and arms to lower weight, and fully taped seams for added rain protection. The relaxed mountain bike cut will easily fit over your regular riding clothes but is close enough to the body to prevent flapping when you get up to speed. There are hidden front pockets, a waist hem adjustment with drawcord, and reflective details. The women's jacket weight 7.7 ounces, while the men's weighs 8.5 ounces. Both retail for $229.99 USD and come in five sizes.

Gore C5 Gore-Tex Hooded Jacket & C5 GORE-TEX Paclite Trail Shorts

Jacket Details:
• Seam placement designed to work with backpack
• All-mountain jersey with relaxed fit
• Good abrasion resistance to protect against scuffing
• Moisture wicking technology
• Men's and women's versions available
• 3 colours each men & women
• 5 sizes
• MSRP: $279.99
Short Details:
• Adjustable grippy waistband with flat cord
• GORE-TEX PACLITE Plus product
• Reflective details
• Zippered waterproof side pocket
• Unisex design
• 4 ounces
• Sizes S to XXL
• MSRP: $159.99 USD

GORE C5 Trail Jerseys & GORE C5 Trail Shorts

Jersey Details:
• Reflective details
• Rugged, abrasion-resistant fabric
• Short & long-sleeve options (men)
• Short, 3/4 & long-sleeve (women)
• 4 colours (men's), 3 colours (women's)
• 5 sizes
• MSRP: $69.99 USD - $79.99 USD
Short Details:
• 2 front zip pockets
• A lightweight XC-inspired overshort
• Mesh inserts in front and back for ventilation
• Very stretchy waistband to ensure unhindered movement
• 4 colours
• 5 sizes
• MSRP: $99.99 USD

GORE C5 Trail Light Shorts & GORE C5 Gore-Tex Infinium Gloves

Short Details:
• 2 front zip pockets
• A lightweight XC-inspired overshort
• Mesh inserts in front and back for ventilation
• Very stretchy waistband to ensure unhindered movement
• 4 colours
• 5 sizes
• MSRP: $99.99 USD
Glove Details:
• EVA + GEL padded palm provides shock absorption to prevent fatigue
• Grippy silicone print on thumbs, forefingers, and palm
• Optimised for gloves-on use with touchscreen devices
• Velcro cuff closure at wrist
• 2 colours
• Sizes XS through XXXL
• MSRP: $49.99 USD

The men's C5 long sleeve jersey ($79.99) and All-Mountain shorts ($129.99).

GORE Infinium Jacket

• Gore-Tex Active material on shoulders and upper arms
• Fully taped seams
• Windproof
• Under-helmet hood
• Front zip pocket
• MSRP: $229.99 USD
Gore's new Infinium jacket is a hybrid, a mix of a traditional rain jacket with a comfortable softshell. The waterproof Gore-Tex fabric is used in key areas like the upper torso and arms, and a stetchy, windproof fabric is used for the stomach, back, and underarm area. It seem like it could be an ideal layer for those drizzly early spring or fall rides, the ones where the weather can't seem to make up its mind.

Available in black/grey, blue, or chestnut red (shown) in sizes S-XL, the Infinium jacket retails for $229.99 USD.

Pinkbike Pond Beaver 2020


  • 27 1
 Oh look another $300 jacket I wont buy.

Does anyone actually pay MSRP for this stuff?
  • 7 1
 I doubt it. But at least this stuff is quality and durable.

I am not sure why anybody with an half-brain would spend similar prices for made-of-cartboard specialized/giro stuff.
  • 6 1
 @RedRedRe: the specialized demo shorts and pants are awesome! all my other bike clothes nowadays are decent single coloured outdoor stuff without big logos which i buy on sale as i cant accept the clown look of fox/tld jerseys etc any longer. the gore stuff is quite good, had a paclite jacket from them years ago but the prices are a joke on msrp!
  • 9 2
 Only $570 to look like a noob dentist.
  • 1 0
 @RedRedRe: exactly I got the c5 power trail waterproof jacket and pant on sale for $300 from a german online retailer.
  • 3 0
 outdoor research ferossi shorts are the best biking shorts I’ve ever worn, and go on sale for like $30 often. Super stretchy, water/wind resistant but still breathable, basically indestructible, and has a lifetime warranty if you do manage to destroy them somehow. Couldn’t imagine paying more or riding in anything else. They also make pants, zipoffs, and jackets in this material. Excellent kit
  • 2 0
 @probablyoutriding: Ya I have OR gear that rivals some people's age. Never had to use their warranty but hear it's awesome also.
  • 1 0
 @probablyoutriding: I have been riding a pair of OR Ferrosi jackets for years now - they still look new, and are incredibly versatile, only wetting out in an incessant downpour after >1 hour of direct exposure (AKA not in the trees). I stopped using my waterproof jackets except when it’s a ride not in the trees, and it’s pouring (or an all-day unknown-but-wet-looking adventure).
Gore ShakeDry is pretty awesome though as an emergency or wet-but-clean (road) ride.
  • 13 0
 Mtn Bike Specific seems to equal MSRP Extravagant.
  • 11 0
 They are starting to make patagucci appear affordable.....
  • 8 1
 ...and what pisses me off is that all of this stuff is produced in overseas factories just like every other brand. They charge for their USA developed technology, not for their quality, warranty, or uniqueness of manufacturing. GORE is a part of the Fair Labor Association, but that isn't always the best indicator of a companies supply chain being ethical. Many other popular outdoor brands do the same - develop these fancy chemical treatments and fabrics, then have the stuff applied and sewn in Asian factories. And that's ok, up until they cost the same as stuff made in fairer and freer markets. You're paying for a team of chemical engineers and patent lawyers, not necessarily the labor of the person who has sewn your garment.

The parent company (WL Gore) gets high praise for it's business-employee organization and progressive management structure, but its hard to reconcile that against products that have always been overpriced because of the the GoreTex label.

Gore Wear should bring manufacturing back to the US (or at least Mexico) and drop the freaking price gouging. *End Rant*
  • 14 3
  • 7 0
 Those shorts with all those different panels... and the different tones of grey... Gore, Choose and functional fabric and be a dick about it.
  • 14 5
 how come she is not wearing a bra with the blue shirt?
  • 5 1
 Because she doesn’t want to man!!!! Burn em I say!
  • 7 0
 Bwahahahh!!! That pic is why I can't wear golf polo shirts at work. I feel like the dude in the room with no shame..virutally shirtless.

Also, I don't think @DirtbagMatt realized that's a dude.
  • 1 0
 @blowmyfuse: Oh, THAT blue shirt... LOL- I was looking a few pics above.
  • 2 0
 @blowmyfuse: I have some old polos from the 80's they are cut different... If I wear a new one - or a fit jersey like the blue shirt above – I look read to breast feed.
  • 7 0
  • 4 1
 Packable waterproof “over-shorts”? I can’t believe this is a thing, let alone that one would pay $160 for them. Am I missing something here? Would anyone actually use these?
  • 2 0
 I have the hiking version of this jacket, the H5, and would agree that it is the best lightweight rain jackets I have ever used. I have a 2019 pair of the mtb shorts, but have only worn them a handful of times so far to comment on durability (got them in the winter). The stuff is expensive, but I have Gore-Tex ski jackets that are 15 years old and still look good and work. Sometimes paying more up front is worth it.
  • 4 0
 Kazimer in the last few pics looks like he's about to recommend you a really gross IPA
  • 3 0
 remember, IPAs are just pumpkin spice lattes for men
  • 5 0
 Tits and an adam's apple. Hit the bench bro.
  • 3 0
 This is all good because the 2020 gear will be at bargain prices...boom
  • 3 0
 280 bucks for a jacket say sike right now and it doesn't even look good
  • 2 0
 Live somewhere humid and wet and see the value in nicely made jackets.
  • 1 0
 Why is the lady clothing always more stylish than the guy stuff? Not just w/ Gore, but Specialized, Sugoi, Endura...
  • 3 4
 Looks way rad. Esp the women's stuff. Mike's gotta work on his model smile tho
  • 1 0

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