Bike wear innovator Gore has some appealing cooler weather road apperal goodies in its fall/winter collection that we got to dabble with, such as the Gore Bike Wear Oxygen Jacket.
Made out of Gore’s ultra-light Gore-Tex® Paclite® Shell fabric, the jacket fits snuggly for ultimate performance on the saddle without sacrificing breathability. The fabric used by the bike wear giant also guarantees its riders a dry experience. Its tight fit helps eliminate any fluttering fabric, thus minimizing wind resistance. The Oxygen Jacket did an above average job blocking the bitter morning wind thanks to integrated Gore-Tex® technology, conserving a comfortable amount of body heat.
Through Gore’s ingenuity, the Oxygen Jacket provides ergonomic support on long rides through its tight fit, pre shaped elbow, long drop tail, cuffs, and collar. Though the jacket is firm fitting, the Oxygen jacket also did well adjusting to the stress applied in “riding position” through the elastic like inserts on the back and arms.
In keeping its riders safe and stylish, reflectors were strategically placed in the design, including a reflective Gore logo that sits on a gray sleeve, bringing contrast to the otherwise predominantly red jacket. The Gore Oxygen Jacket comes in sizes SM – XXL in three different colorways to choose from — red, blue, and orange. MSRP: $229
Buy: If you’re looking for a quality light weight weather-protecting garment, Gore’s Oxygen Jacket is your answer with style.
Don’t Buy: If the economy’s got you down, this jacket might be a bit too pricy. Also, veer away if a glove like fit doesn’t work well for your body type.
You can find Gore’s Oxygen Jacket on Gore’s bike wear site, or at your local bike shop.