Whether you plan on covering miles in the forest or on damp city streets, the Gore Bike Wear Fusion 2.0 GT AS Pants' all-weather, all-purpose design will keep your legs comfortable and dry. It's constructed from a mix of Gore-Tex Active Shell fabric with stretch inserts, and plenty of cycling-specific features to offer you the ultimate in comfort.
Active Shell is a lightweight, three-layer laminate that's optimized to wick perspiration and block wind while offering resistance to rain and snow. It's highly breathable to prevent overheating, but it'll still offer warmth when needed. The other benefit of the Active Shell is that it easily and compactly packs for storage when it's not needed.
Gore added Gore-Tex stretch panels where they'll complement the Fusion's anatomic panels for excellent freedom of movement. The knees are articulated and along the inside of the leg are vents for added cooling if needed. At the bottom of the leg, hook-and-loop fasteners provide adjustment to keep the pants from snagging the drivetrain or frame.
The waist band is wide to distribute pressure and avoid any pinching. Adjustable straps are placed along the sides of the Fusion 2.0 to avoid interference with packs. The Fusion 2.0 GT AS Pants feature a full complement of reflective elements fro low-light safety. It's available in sizes Small through XX-Large.
First, I have not tried these in the rain yet, but they are great for blocking the wind over regular pants. They add a surprising amount of warmth. This Gore-Tex Active material breathes amazingly well. The Velcro on the calves is placed perfectly to wrap the legs tightly around the calf. They're tough, especially considering how light they are. I've had a couple of crashes into the bushes with these; and, after washing, they look as good as new. They roll up well to fit in a pack. Warning! These pants are cut slim so they don't flap in the wind. You won't pull them on over your shoes. If you want to wear them over bulky pants, you may need one size larger than usual.
These are a great pair of Gore-Tex pants. They work hard to keep you dry in the wettest of conditions. They add a nice thermal layer on super cold days so you do not have to layer that heavy on those snowy days. I find that they do run a little small. The legs are a little tight but not uncomfortable.
I got these for my husband in size medium; he normally wears jeans size 32 waist. They were way too tight and also too long, maybe a good fit for someone about 5'9" and 135 lbs. Otherwise, nice and light, fit close around the legs, velcro at waist to adjust for tucking in layers. If they had a better size selection I'd get them.