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Gore Bike Wear Alp X Jacket - Men's

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You went all out on that carbon-everything frame, so why skimp on a jacket?

The GORE Bike Wear Men's Alp X Jacket—you took out a second mortgage for that custom frame, so why the hell are you riding in a hand-me-down shell? The Alp X Jacket takes performance to the next level with Gore-Tex Paclite Shell material. This fabric is guaranteed to keep you dry and breathes like you wouldn't believe. For comfort in the riding position, GORE Bike Wear gave this waterproof jacket a slim ergonomic fit, articulated elbows, raglan sleeves, a high collar, and an extra-long tail. A Napolean pocket stashes your iPod or wallet, reflective piping keep you visible, and a highly packable design means the Alp X Jacket fits in your jersey pocket.

Size chart

GORE Bike Wear & Running Wear

Jerseys & Jackets
Chest 32.75 - 34.75in
(83 - 88cm)
35 - 37in
(89 - 94cm)
37.5 - 39.5in
(95 - 100cm)
39.75 - 41.75in
(101 - 106cm)
42 - 44in
(107 - 112cm)
Arm Length 29.75 - 30.75in
(76.5 - 78cm)
31 - 31.75in
(79 - 80.5cm)
32 - 32.75in
(81.5 - 83cm)
33 - 33.75in
(84 - 85.5cm)
34 - 34.75in
(86.5 - 88cm)
Shorts & Bibs & Tights
Waist 28.75 - 30.75in
(73 - 78cm)
31 - 33in
(79 - 84cm)
33.5 - 35.5in
(85 - 90cm)
35.75 - 37.75in
(91 - 96cm)
38 - 40in
(97 - 102cm)
Hip 33.5 - 35.5in
(85 - 90cm)
35.75 - 37.75in
(91 - 96cm)
38 - 40in
(97 - 102cm)
40.5 - 42.5in
(103 - 108cm)
43 - 45in
(109 - 114cm)
Inseam 30.75 - 31.25in
(78 - 79cm)
31.5 - 32in
(80 - 81cm)
32.5 - 32.75in
(82 - 83cm)
33 - 33.5in
(84 - 85cm)
34 - 34.25in
(86 - 87cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Arm Length:
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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How much does the jacket weigh?

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How much does the jacket weigh?

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10.8 ounces [size L]

I am a big man 51 inch chest and 40 in...

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I am a big man 51 inch chest and 40 in waist, I would like a windproof jacket - but I need 3XL, 2XL has been to snug in all that I have tried on: Pearl Izumi, Endura, Specialized and Louis Garneau. Does anyone make a windproof warm jacket in 3XL?

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You might want to try our Countdown SO jacket in XXL as it has some stretch - it won't be roomy but you should be able to get it zippered

Need Help ! Looking for a waterproof,...

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Need Help ! Looking for a waterproof, cycling jacket with reflective quality and hood for commuting to work in the busy streets of London. He wears a helmet but it would nice to have a hood that will fit over helmet on really rainy days.
It is for my 25 year old son. I can't seem to find a jacket with all of these qualities. thanks

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Sara, Thank you for asking the community a question about a great waterproof commuting jacket with a hood.

A hood over the helmet is not really ideal for a commuting cyclist. (Why? Side to side vision is important when looking both ways in traffic. A hood over the top of the helmet can obscure side vision and make it tough to turn to look for traffic. That being said, usually one would prefer a hood that is waterproof & thin enough to go inside your helmet.

Gore Bike Wear does make a wonderful water proof hood that goes with most all of their jacks including the Alp-X. This jacket has a nice loose fit for commuting. (tight, but not race tight). So I would recommend this jacket for your shopping situation.

Here is the link to the Gore Bike Wear hood that is sold separately, but integrates super well with this jacket. http://www.realcyclist.com/roadbike/Gore-Bike-Wear-Universal-Hood/GBW0042M.html?RSC_ID=CUS_GBW0042

Please feel free to click the "live chat" button at the top of this page (right side) to chat with a gear expert if you have additional questions.

I hope that this helps you out.

Saw the jacket in a store this past weekend....

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Saw the jacket in a store this past weekend. What are the two extra velcro tabs on the front of the jacket for? thx

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The Alp-X GORE-TEX® jacket has a mesh panel that runs the entire front length of the jacket. The mesh allows for active venting for when the wearer is seeking to dramatically increase the amount of air entering the jacket. When this is the case, the two extra velcro tabs on the front of the jacket are used to hold the underflap of the front placket open if the rider is not wearing a pack with chest strap. If the rider desires to close the front of the jacket the underflap and front placket lay over one another and cover the mesh panel and the velcro tabs can be covered Dave - GORE BIKE WEAR™

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Mesh creates a void between skin/layers which allows air to flow more easily.

this increases active venting like Dave was Saying.

I live in Chicago and commute all winter...

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I live in Chicago and commute all winter long. If I wear a base layer will I be able to ride on those 20 degree fahrenheit days? Also, is this jacket windproof?

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This jacket would be fine for commuting as it is waterproof, windproof and breathable however it is a shell and has no insulating value. Therefore on 20 degree days, you would need not only a baselayer but also a substantial midlayer which would provide insulation. If you are looking for a winter commuting jacket, I would recommend the Cosmo/Cosmo Plus or perhaps the Tool. Only drawback with these 3 jackets vs the Alp-X is that they are too warm for non winter months where the Alp-X is still very viable.

Hope this helps - Dave GORE BIKE WEAR(tm)

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shells are great single purpose pieces, they keep you dry. You will need to make up for lack of insulation.

Try a long sleeve base with a Thick roubaix style long sleeve.

take into account body heat, if your chilly while standing, your warm while riding.

if you are comfy while standing, then you will be too hot while riding.

3 5

Forget riding fast

If your riding slow and solo the jacket is fine but any fast group rides and the jacket fills with air.I could barely hold the front on my pulls and friends told me to get rid of the parachute..Funny but true..I'll be sending it back for something more form fitting

3 5

Gore Bike Wear Alp X Pants - Men's

Got those pants some time ago but had to send them back, surprisingly, these pants are made for bikers ??? but they are to tight, they felt more like tights. Tricky to get them fit around the hips. All other clothing that I have is size (m), and I am 5'11" (178 cm) around 180 lbs (82 kg). Gore have some great stuff but the sizing is odd. For the products I will give them a 5 but for the sizing 3 stars. I tried size (L) too but they were to big.

5 5

Great. Great. Great. Highly Recommend

This is a great jacket. I had previously settled for a nylon bike jacket but could hardly stand the heat that would build up in it so quickly. This jacket breaths well even without vents. It also easily fits in my bike shirt pocket.