Designed as either a warm jersey or light jacket for everyday riders, the Gore Element Thermo Long Sleeve Jersey perfectly walks the line between the two, and it does so without breaking the budget. The Element Thermo jersey is one of those pieces you feel in your hand and would swear it costs three times as much. It's made of a polyamideelastane blend. It insulates very well not as well as more heavy duty jerseys like Gore's Alp X, for example, but well enough to keep the chill off if you don't feel you need a full jacket. The fabric blend is engineered to breathe well, too, despite its warmth. The jersey won't claim to be entirely wind or water proof, but it's close, and its low weight is something you'll appreciate. It's also got Gore's more generous Comfort fit, designed for us mere mortals who'd prefer not wear skin tight, competition ready stuff in the name of aerodynamics. In back are three cargo pockets, and you'll find reflective elements all over to keep you visible at night.