Gore Alp X Jacket review

This jacket couldn't be more bike specific...The rounded back cut fits perfectly when riding; the collar has an extra long, articulated shape; the sleeves are velcro-cuffed, and an extendable tail wraps right round under your bum.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £159.99 RRP
The Gore Alp X folds up to fit into its own back pocket.

Our review

Great performance and fit but you pay a high price for the cloth and the cut
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This jacket couldn’t be more bike specific…The rounded back cut fits perfectly when riding; the collar has an extra long, articulated shape; the sleeves are velcro-cuffed, and an extendable tail wraps right round under your bum. Collar and hem are cordlocked for draught-proofing too.

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The breathability and storm-proofing of the Paclite fabric is first rate, staying dry at a steady cruise and drying fast after warm/wet work. The long mesh strip vent under the clamshell front zip storm flaps lets water in though, and the sleeves are tight over bare arms, let alone a thermal. The fabric is durable and revivable (iron/tumble dry), weight is low at 272g, and it (just about) stuffs into its own back pocket.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Alp-X
Brand Gore Bike Wear

Breathable Yes
Windproof Yes
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Care Instructions Machine-Washable
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Available Colours Black Earth Grey Navy Red
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL XXXL
Clothing Material Gore-Tex Paclite
Weight (g) 272
Draw-Chord Waistband Yes
Waterproof Yes
Underarm Zip Vents No
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
No. of Pockets 3
Mesh Inserts Yes
Extendable/Drop Back Yes
Elasticated Waist No
Layer Thickness Lightweight