Gore Bike Wear Cosmo Two Way jacket review

Reversible commuting waterproof

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £249.99 RRP | USD $406.67

Our review

Excellent waterproof, daft rear pocket, expensive
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Concerns have been voiced that the rise of dark coloured bike gear puts style before safety. This offers, potentially, the best of both worlds. It’s reversible, with fluoro panels on one side, grey on the other.

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As you’d expect with Gore, waterproofing is excellent – taped seams, a sealed main zip, and flaps over the rear and chest pockets. The fluoro side has a water repellent treatment so water beads off, and the dark side is still about as waterproof as you can get.

Fit is excellent and breathability is fine, although hard efforts still leave you clammy. Both surfaces have plenty of reflective detail and the fluoro fabric meets European standards for hi-vis workwear, which means it won’t fade. Gore could have been more generous with hi-vis on the front, though.

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We also reckon every owner will get caught out at least once by the rear pocket; if you don’t close the inside zip it’s easy to drop whatever you’re placing in the pocket – we’re down a set of keys. And if the worn side gets filthy, will you really to want to turn it inside out? Exclusive to Evans Cycles in the UK.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Cosmo Two Way Jacket (10)
Brand Gore Bike Wear

Clothing Material Gore-Tex Softshell
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available Colours Black High-Viz Yellow
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
Waterproof Yes
Additional Features Stow-away hood
Elasticated Hem Yes
Elasticated Cuffs Yes