I bought some Gore tights and really liked the fit and construction. When it came time for some bibs, the C7 seemed like a good choice and for the most part, they are. The material is a little lighter than expected but I have no complaints with the chamois or fit. Haven't ridden in weather to make any gore panels noticeable. The only part I wish would have been better is around the legs. There are no noticeable grippers in the leg area. While I have not had them ride up, most of my shorts/bibs that have a gripper area are noticeably tougher in that area which gives some support to the leg muscles. These appear to have lightweight as the main priority and forego all of that. I ordered some Castelli Competezione bibs after these and would give them the edge for material/construction with an equally comfy chamois. For reference, I wear a small in Gore and medium from Castelli and they are comparable.
This is the 1st modern Gore cycling product that I've purchased and I'm really surprised at how well such a light jacket keeps the water out. It's a bit spendy normally but with a coupon or sale price, it is worth the price. Not how many versions are out there but mine doesn't seem to have the softer backing that my brother's version is but they seem the same on the outside. Either way, water isn't getting in unless you go swimming in it or leave the zipper open. As a bonus, it packs up into super small and light bundle.
Finally got down into the low 30's so I could try this out. Very happy with the fit and the comfort. This is not stretchy so "snot rockets" require removal of the balaclava. I was very pleased with how well it stayed in place. I don't push myself on these cold weather rides. I am just trying to spend time up on two wheels. I was able to breath without issue, but if I was really pushing myself, I would not be getting as much air as I would want. You are drawing your breath through little holes instead of a big opening. This way is much warmer and I wanted warmer so no complaints.
This is the jacket I've always wanted - fully waterproof, but breathable with some stretch, form fitting, and lightweight enough to roll up and stash in your back pocket. Perfect for the cold, humid days in the PNW.
The jacket is so good, that even after crashing and tearing up both sleeves bad enough that it isn't really repairable, I ordered another one. Such a great jacket! I will turn the old one into a gilet!
Also I will say that, as always, the service from BTD is extraordinary. When I first bought the jacket I bought the hype about sizing smaller and purchased one size up. This was not necessary as the jacket fits more or less like any other gore jacket - but it took me a few weeks to figure it out - BTD replaced it for me with a smaller size no questions asked.