Layering for a ride can be tough, because conditions can change so frequently one minute you're climbing and sweating, the next you're descending and freezing. Gore Bike Wear's Element Windstopper Active Shell Men's Vest is a simple and elegant solution to the ever changing conditions you encounter on the road. It's lightweight polyester fabric is laminated to a Windstopper Active Shell membrane, which stops the wind from penetrating to your core and sucking away all your hard won heat. The Element is also light enough to prevent overheating when you're climbing, so you won't have to stop and change every few miles. The Element is designed to layer easily, and it's most at home as the final piece of your kit. Reflective details on the sides, shoulders, front, and back increase visibility and safety, and dual drop in rear pockets keep your water and snacks where you can reach them. Gore includes an additional Napoleon chest pocket and finishes the Element with a high, ergonomically shaped collar and wind blocking zipper storm flap to provide full protection on gusty days and chilly descents.