Breathability and moisture-wicking are just as important in cold weather as they are in the heat of the summer. It's crucial that your body be able to regulate its temperature and that moisture is pulled away from your skin. That's where a softshell like the Gore Bike Wear Countdown Thermo Long Sleeve Jersey can play a huge role in not only your performance, but your ability to engage in winter activities. A mix of nylon and Elastane give the Countdown Long-Sleeve Jersey excellent breathability and the ability to retain heat while pulling moisture to the garment's outer layer. From there it's evaporated, or pushed to an outer layer like a windproof shell. That's the beauty of the Countdown; run it solo when leaves are dropping, and then add another once the frost arrives.The CountdownLong-Sleeve jersey features an anatomic, cycling-specific cut with articulated arms and a slightly dropped hem for full coverage in any riding position. If you're into riding sans-pack, you'll appreciate the two roomy pockets along the jersey's backside.Speaking of storage, there's also a zipped back pocket for valuables. A full-length front zip allows optimization of temperature and keeps sliding into the Countdown easy. The Gore Bike Wear Countdown Long-Sleeve jersey comes in Red, Pool Blue, Black, and Apple Green, with sizes ranging from Small through XX-Large.