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.
GORE Bike Wear & Running Wear
Jerseys & Jackets
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)
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
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)
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)
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.
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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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?
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.