Gore Alp-X GT waterproof 3/4 length review

Pack a hard-wearing punch

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£125.00 RRP
Gore Alp-X GT waterproof 3/4 length

Our review

Slim three-quarter length bottoms that pack a real hard-wearing performance punch
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The unifying thread that runs through all the Gore clothing that we’ve tested is the attention that’s paid to the shape of the rider on the bike. And so it is with this three-quarter style – the articulation of the leg is very right. We thought they were going to be too tight, but looking at the side profile and the cut that gives more volume at the front we understood why they feel just right when we’re pedalling. The knee dips lower at the front, with side tabs that can be pulled in.

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The fabric is Gore-Tex Paclite, a proven waterproof with good breathability and light packable weight. For anyone that loves the fabric but worries about the lasting quality at over £100 a pop, there is an extensive reinforced section through the seat and down the inside of the legs that has a reassuringly hard wearing quality. Stretch over the knees helps movement, and completes the impression of high quality manufacturing. We’re less keen on the elasticated waist – it’s hard to secure and doesn’t have the legs’ shaping qualities.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Alp-X GT Three Quarter shorts (11)
Brand Gore

Description * GORE-TEX® Paclite® Shell * Slim fit * Special fit for cyclist posture * High-cut back * Pre-shaped knees * Adjustable elastic waistband with cord * Wear-resistant seat reinforcement * Back zipped stow pocket * Adjustable leg width with Velcro fastening for chain protection * Reflective piping on side seams * Reflective logo on leg and on seat * Reflective inserts on hem * Inseam length 20.8 inches
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