Gore Bike Wear Alp X III Thermo jacket review

Slim fit lightweight with added warmth

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£84.99 RRP
Gore Bike Wear Alp X III Thermo

Our review

Generally splendid, particularly in terms of pockets, but pricey and slightly let down by a tiny zip pull
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Gore’s Alp X III Thermo is a stylish and feature-laden winter jacket/jersey. Despite its light weight, it’s impressively warm.

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It scores particularly highly for pockets – as well as a zipped chest pocket, you’ll find five pouches on the back. There are the traditional open ones on either side, a pair inboard with vertical zips, and a unique narrow sleeve in the middle that’s designed to hold a pump.

The jersey’s cut is on the racy side, to the extent that the front might not be long enough – it’ll work best if you like to adopt a fairly long and low riding position. The fabric is thin, although Gore have cleverly used slightly thicker material on the chest to boost warmth in this core area.

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Combined with a baffle behind the full-length zip, you won’t be troubled by draughts. The only niggle is that the zip pull is tricky to manipulate with gloves. We like the attention to detail with the silicone shoulder print that stops hydration packs sliding.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Alp-X III Thermo jersey (10)
Brand Gore Bike Wear

Description colours Black; red/black; grey/black; green/black
Manufacturer's Description * Slim fit * Raglan cut * Silicone print on shoulder area for abrasion resistance * High collar, close fit * Full length zip with semi-lock slider * Zip-underflap and zip-port * Reflective logo in front * 2-part back pocket with lateral zippers * 2 side pockets * Additional zip pocket for air pump
Clothing Material Elastane Polyester
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL