When it's cold and windy outside, leaving your house to go for a ride is tough. It's even worse when you mix in some rain, sleet, or even a few snow flurries. We know it's tempting to stay by the fire with a newspaper and a mug of something hot, but you promised your riding partner you'd get some miles in with him today, plus, your early spring race isn't going to train for itself. On days like this, reach for Gore's Oxygen WindStopper Soft Shell. It'll protect you from all manner of torture from Mother Nature, and just might make you glad you went out for that ride after all.In designing the Oxygen, Gore created a jacket that performs like a shell, but that fits and feels more like a light jacket or jersey. The brand uses its proprietary WindStopper fabric to act as a barrier against all manner of wintery conditions, but the way the material fits is what separates it from other fabrics. While performing much like a shell would, WindStopper remains soft and breathable, allowing the jacket to move with you as you ride with a performance oriented, slim fit. Gore also adds two zippered vents on the front of the jacket to keep it breathable and to make sure moisture is wicked away from your skin quickly as you start to warm up after a few miles.With long training rides in mind, Gore includes three easy to access rear pockets on the back of the Oxygen, along with two mesh side pockets so you have room to store enough nutrition to keep you fueled in the cold. Cold weather comfort is what this brand does well, and that's apparent with details like the extra long back to protect you from road spray as well as the sleek collar that blocks the wind but doesn't add unnecessary bulk. An elastic gripper will keep the hem of the jacket in place throughout your ride, and a reflective Gore logo will help you stay visible to motorists on those dark wintery days.