When you're on your bike in cool weather the wind can rob your energy, causing you to bonk. The GORE Bike Wear Xenon 2.0 AS Jacket is made with WindStopper Active Shell fabric to fight off the wind and allow you to maintain maximum performance, even in cooler weather.
It is what it is: a super light-weight windbreaker, not a rain jacket, nor a warm jacket (though obviously it will help keep the chill off as advertised above. I will use this on days I absolutely know it won't rain (for those days when the weather looks a bit 'ify' the Gore ALP-X GT 2.0 will be packed/worn.
My only concern is the back "security" pocket: it is only mesh, almost like a hair net; how durable can that be for keys/money or whatever over a period of time! I use a hydration pack for all those things, but for those who don't, this may be a problem down the road???
Sleeves are plenty long, as is the back of the jacket.
I could have gone down a size if either my hips were a bit smaller, or the jacket a bit more generous at the bottom hem line...prefer the former to the later, of course! Very lean ladies won't have any problems. But for those who are a bit curvy, watch what size you order, maybe ordering up. This would of course leave room for needed layering for the in-between temps/seasons.
Extremely light weight, packable (only thing is that this jacket being so very thin, it crinkles when rolled up for packing); windproof WindStopper*.
Got this in White, as well as the awesome Xenon jersey and Xenon shorts...all in the white/black...very sharp, and 'cool-looking' for hot summer days/cool'ish evenings.
Gore also offers lady's Xenon socks; form fit left/right foot; lightly padded under ball of foot; low cuff that stays in place. Breathable and comfortable.
Country of Origin:
"Engineered in Germany...made in Turkey".
Will post any quality issues if they arise.