The Gore-Tex Active fabric is a hyper-light waterproof material that doesn’t use an outer layer over the breathable membrane, as past Gore fabrics have done.
The material is used by Gore in its new 116g One 1985 jacket, and by Castelli with its 120g Idro jacket.
The three jackets differ slightly in cut and design.
The Active material is hyperlight and thin, without the face material that past Gore-Tex waterproof fabrics had (and many still have)Courtesy 7mesh
The Oro keeps weight to a minimum with elements serving dual purposes. For instance, the vents double as pass-throughs for jersey pockets, and a pocket serves as a stuff sack that the jacket packs into.
7mesh forewent an elasticated bottom hem, instead going for a reinforced, reflective edge.
The jacket comes in six sizes, from XS to XXL.
Suggested retail pricing is $299 / £249.
7mesh is a Canadian boutique company founded by former Arcteryx staffCourtesy 7mesh