Gore Xenon 2.0 AS packable jacket review

For when the going gets rough

Our rating 
5.0 out of 5 star rating 5.0
£149.99 RRP
Gore Xenon 2.0 AS

Our review

If you want a year-round windproof emergency jacket look no further
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The Xenon 2.0 AS is made from Gore’s windproof and water-resistant Windstopper Active Shell fabric and has a mesh lining on the sleeves and two vertical back panels. Its thin Neoprene cuffs are supremely comfortable, fitting flush to banish draughts and not foul gloves. 

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The nylon zip has garages both top and bottom, with an additional leathery grip section to hold when unzipping. A cut out section at the back means the tall collar stays snug, and the jacket easily packs into its zipped rear pocket. A perfect bike cut and those linings make it wonderfully cosy, with no billowing in the wind, and for an unventilated jacket it’s impressively breathable. You may find it too warm for summer, though.

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This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Xenon 2.0 AS Jacket (12)
Brand Gore

Description • Zip pocket on back • Long back • Front zip with semi-lock slider • Zip-underflap and zip-port • Elastic sleeve cuff • Snap-insert on collar for easy, one-handed opening of the front zip • Ergonomically shaped collar • Partially elastic hem • Reflective print on sleeves • Reflective print on side • Reflective piping on back and sleeves • Reflective logo on front and back
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available Colours Black Black/White Red/Black
Weight (g) 166