Gore Bike Wear Passion Vest gilet review

Our default option for autumn

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £75.00 RRP | USD $125.23
Gore Bikewear Passion Vest

Our review

More of a snug, sleeveless winter jersey than a beat-all vest
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The Passion gilet spiked us on the horns of a dilemma: white kit looks fabulous but really doesn’t play well with peat bog.


Nevertheless, in the interests of testing we forced ourselves to get it muddy and with some careful aftercare and judicious use of Vanish, it survived mostly unscathed.

Other colours are available and, in a more practical shade, we’d not hesitate to make it our default option for changeable autumn, spring and even winter days.

The soft shell fabric is windproof, resists showers and has a brushed inner face that traps plenty of insulating air, making this a toasty option – we often found ourselves with the zip undone to the navel.


It’s warm enough to wear with just a thin merino base layer on chilly mornings, although it doesn’t pack up particularly small; for that reason, we’ve mostly been wearing it as a layer rather than a carry-along jacket and so have still needed to pack a shell when the weather looks iffy.

Product Specifications


Name Passion Vest (10)
Brand Gore Bike Wear

Description sizes: Women's XS-XXL, men's (Function) S-XXL weight: 239g Colours: White, black materials: Gore Windstopper soft shell Features: Zip bafle, 2 zipped pockets, elasticated cuffs and hem, relective trim, leece lining
Clothing Material Fleece Windstopper Material
Clothing Sizes Available XL XS XXL
Available Colours Black White
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens Womens
Weight (g) 239
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes