Rain, wind, snow, or hail -- let it dump. The Gore Bike Wear ALP-X 2.0 GT AS Jacket is ready for whatever Mother Nature can dish out. With a patented fabric construction and an anatomic fit design, the ALP-X 2.0 is the wind and waterproof jacket that'll keep you warm and dry throughout your next trail adventure.
Gore Bike Wear's ALP-X 2.0 GT AS jacket is made from Gore's patented Gore-Tex Active fabric. This material adheres to Gore's rigorous standards of lightweight, windproof, waterproof, and breathable construction. We understand that this is a tall order, but Gore alone has proven itself capable of commanding such absolutes. Enough so, that we can't really tell you exactly how Gore-Tex works, because it's easily the closest guarded secret in the fabric business. What we do know is that you'll never be dryer, regardless of how bad the weather is.The multi-layer fabric design allows high breathability and well regulated moisture transfer away from the skin to the outer-layer of the jacket. Not only is the jacket designed to compete with the weather, but it provides a precise anatomic fit as well. The ALP-X jacket features stretch inserts on the back and arms, and an adjustable hem and wrist cuffs to allow the jacket to follow you in and out of the saddle. Gore also incorporated an adjustable zip-away hood and a fold-away shirt tail for protection from wheel spray.
And although the ALP-X 2.0 is made for mountainous touring, you're going to have to ride home at some point. That's why Gore's included reflective piping on the sleeves and back, and a reflective logo on the front, back, and collar of the jacket. For storage, the jacket uses a front Napoleon pocket and a zippered under-flap.
The Gore Bike Wear ALP-X 2.0 GT AS Jacket is available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black, Castle Grey/black, Kiwi/black, Navy Blue/black, Red/black, and Vibrant Orange/black.
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I needed rain gear for a 240mi Durango to Moab 7 day ride and purchased this after reading tons of reviews on many different jackets. I knew I wanted a gore-tex (or similar) jacket to ensure waterproofness, and I was hoping to find a bike specific design.
This jacket performed BETTER than expected. It was super small and light-weight when rolled up in my backpack which made me very happy.
The last 2 days of our ride it was a complete downpour in 48 degree temps...the same rainstorm that later flooded Colorado after hitting us in the La Sal's outside Moab.
I was dreading riding in rain gear with fear of getting soaked and/or overheated inside the confined shell. To my surprise the gore-tex worked as advertised. Even though I was sweating and riding fairly hard I never felt wet on the inside, so it must have been breathing. The rain never penetrated the jacket and I was able to maintain a good riding temperature despite the conditions.
I'm really impressed with the latest generation of Gore-tex Active and I plan on buying the matching pants now!
Oh, and I agree with the difficult zipper comments, it's hard to get it started, but hey it was waterproof so I'll put up with a difficult zipper!
Great rainjacket, not only for biking. The fit is athletic. Have XL. Fits my skinny body, I am 6,4, 180 lbs. Not to much extra fabric around the waist. Lightweight.
The jacket is built with good workmanship and quality material. But the zipper casts a big shadow on this jacket's longevity. I spent a good a minute or two in zipping up. I wonder if the zipper can last. I end up returning it.