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Wispy Wonder.

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

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:

Label reads:
"Engineered in Germany...made in Turkey".

Will post any quality issues if they arise.