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Gear Review

4 5

Good shell, but buy on sale

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like wearing this jacket road, mtb or just walking around. It definitely is waterproof and windproof. Nice stowable hood. As with all shells though, when sweating it will stick to skin so consider a liner to stop that; Gore should have thought of vents - would have been perfect. Orderd a medium; I am 5'11" and somewhat broad-shouldered so at times the chest will be a bit tight but not enough to be a solid negative. It is a bit pricey for just a shell (why I bought it on sale) and lacking some basic features like only a single front pocket on the chest...c'mon. But there is a zipper pocket in back that can double as a semi-effective vent; also an un-snappable flap back there too to cover your butt. I expect to get a lot of use out of this.
Overall an attractive and good-performing shell, but wait 'til it's on sale.