When it comes to year-round, outer-layer protection from the elements, no Gore Bike Wear garment is more celebrated than the Xenon 2.0 AS Jacket. The latest edition of the award winning design is Gore's lightest, packable road jacket. The Xenon 2.0 AS uses patented materials and an ergonomically shaped fit to provide breathable protection wind, snow, and rain. If you demand the best from your gear, it doesn't get much better than this.
Gore Bike Wear's Xenon 2.0 AS Jacket features a multi-panel construction made from Gore's patented WindStopper Active fabric. As its name suggests, WindStopper Active is windproof, but it's also water-resistant, and highly breathable. The lack of penetrating elements and partial mesh lining provide total insulation for the torso, which is further enhanced by the Xenon's innovative collar and bottom hem. Working in tandem, the ergonomically designed snap-insert collar and partially-elastic gripper hem keep the jacket closer to the body, and thus no air gets in while excessive heat and moisture are easily evacuated to the outer-surface. For extra ventilation, the jacket offers a full-length, semi-locking zipper and sleeves that are designed to roll-up. The Xenon 2.0 AS also features an elongated back for wheel spray protection on wet roads, and a reflective treatment on the front, rear, and sides of the jacket for safer night riding.
The Gore Bike Wear Xenon 2.0 AS Jacket is available in sizes from Small to XX-Large, and in the colors Black, Red/black, and White/black.
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|Gore Bike Wear Xenon 2.0 AS Vest||$139.95|
This is my 4th piece in the Xenon line. I also have the bibs, jersey and SO jacket/jersey. Fit it designed for slim bodies. I wear a medium. I'm 5'11, w/ 40" chest. The jacket is comfortable between 45-55 degree range even at base training pace. I've worn a short sleeve jersey or a long sleeve base layer only. I would give it 5 stars except for only having one rear zippered pocket. It is big enough for cell phone and keys but not a lot extra. Sometimes I ride with two pairs of gloves - heavier pair to warm up and then switch to lighter pair. I would not be able to stash the second pair of gloves in the one pocket - it's not a problem if wearing a jersey underneath but there are no pockets on my base layer. This piece is a good bridge for when it is not cold enough for the Xenon SO Jacket but a little more is needed than just a vest.