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Customer reviews for Gore Bike Wear Xenon Gore-Tex Active Short Sleeve Jacket

Gore Bike Wear Xenon Gore-Tex Active Short Sleeve Jacket

Garments engineered with Gore-Tex Active product technology are built for extreme breathability and are ideal for highly aerobic, done in a day activities. All components are built for optimized sweat management to ensure extreme breathability and optimum comfort in high aerobic conditions. The performance is also supported by a tight fitting and minimalistic garment design.
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Rating breakdown 4 reviews
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3 out of 4(75%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Gore Bike Wear Xenon Gore-Tex Active Short Sleeve Jacket
Review 1 for Gore Bike Wear Xenon Gore-Tex Active Short Sleeve Jacket
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Size
Small
Feels Slightly Small
Large
Musicman2410
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Looks great, good features but very skinny fit...

PostedDecember 22, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
This is an interesting garment, very breathable and waterproof. Paired with No Rain arm warmers it's very versatile for days when rain cannot be avoided. Fit is tight though, and I found myself a little between sizes (medium quite tight and large too big across chest and shoulders). Stuck with the medium and, whilst it is tight (no stretch panels unfortunately) it is a cycling cut so feels much more comfortable on the bike as the shoulders are cut forward of the body. Only real criticism is lack of rear pockets, meaning you need to wear a jersey with pockets underneath which, again, can make it feel tight - I'd prefer to only wear it with a base layer underneath but would have nowhere to keep gels, wallet, phone, etc. There is one inside pocket but it is very small. Great reflectives which were important to me. Wouldn't pay full price I don't think...but at the sale price it's a bit of bargain
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Review 2 for Gore Bike Wear Xenon Gore-Tex Active Short Sleeve Jacket
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
barryc85
Country:Australia
Age:55-65
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Excellent for long distance rides in bad weather

PostedDecember 12, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great, breathable
Bought this jacket on sale with a 235klm very hilly ride in mind, in case the weather turns nasty. I've already tested it out in heavy rain & passed with flying colours. Yes, my arms got wet but I didn't mind this as the jacket did something that several others I've tried out failed to do, keep me dry, either from rain or sweat. I'd rather have wet forearms and a dry & warm core than be sweating it out in one of the other brands of jackets with full length arms. I guess it's horses for courses but it gets my vote, especially if you can get it on discount & the right size is available.
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Review 3 for Gore Bike Wear Xenon Gore-Tex Active Short Sleeve Jacket
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ratters
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Er, a short sleeved rain jacket...?

PostedNovember 14, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
Looked great, fitted great (go a size up as usual), built great. Just couldn't quite get my head around the concept of a short sleeved full waterproof jacket though so am waiting for the full sleeve Oxygen instead. If you are sold by the concept though of wet arms and dry everything else you'll love this!
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Review 4 for Gore Bike Wear Xenon Gore-Tex Active Short Sleeve Jacket
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
silver2789
Country:United Kingdom
Age:18-24
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

perfect for almost all conditions

PostedJuly 24, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
Cons: Expensive
first off, I would recommend ordering a size larger than usual as this was very slim fitting. you can tell the typical gore quality as soon as you take it out of the packet, the short sleeves allow it to be very breathable and if its really cold I just use it with arm warmers, its very lightweight but doesn't pack down quite as small as some other jackets but can still fit in a back jersey pocket. At full price it is quite expensive but you do get what you pay for, I got it on offer so its was a bargain.
completely waterproof, water just beads off, great item
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