Gore’s latest Active Shell jacket uses their highest performance fabric to its maximum potential thanks to superb cut and detailing.
Active Shell is the lightest and most breathable waterproof fabric in the Gore arsenal so you have to work hard for a long stretch before it starts to feel clammy. It’s fully taped inside for properly waterproof protection however long you ride or the rain lasts for.
The shaped soft cuffs with zipped darts are great for venting and glove syncing and the tall beard guarded, soft gaiter collar is the snuggest seal this side of a wetsuit. Fit is slim enough to stop flapping without constricting or compromising coverage and it packs small enough to stuff safely in a jacket pocket.
The amount we’ve used the previous Oxygen AS this year confirms the high price is a very worthwhile investment too. We’d give this jacket five stars for performance.