How does this new Oxygen jacket fit vs....
How does this new Oxygen jacket fit vs. the previous model (which I loved but just trashed in a crash)? Would I order the same size? Does it have more streatch than the previous version as that's the one thing I'd like to see and would be worth the extra money.
The fit has not changed at all, so order the same size. As for stretch, if you look at the back of the jacket, the panels in black (on the color models) are stretch Gore-Tex Active Shell.
hope that helps,
Robert, Gore Bike Wear
In theory, the sizes are the same. However, the Active Shell version of this is *slightly* bigger than the Paclite version. If you are on the top end of the a size (i.e. your chest is exactly or just slightly above the max chest size), then you will need to go up a size. if you are in the middle of the size-range or at the bottom, get the same size.
The fit is a bit different and if you are at the edge of a size - size up. It is nicely form fitting and does not flap. I am 5'9 and 150 with 38 inch chest - usually a medium. The medium was pretty tight - I could zip it but it was just too snug even for events beyond a race. I went with the large - a tiny bit larger than ideal but comfy and no flap. The arms run long FWIW.
Great, great jacket though.