From drizzle to pelting-hail freak storms, the form-fitting, wind-cheating Gore Bike Wear Oxygen GT AS Jacket rides light and ready for action in your jersey pocket. At a moment's notice, whip out the Active Shell-equipped Oxygen GT AS, slide into its soft, wicking sleeves, zip up, and ride out the storm.
Gore-Tex Active Shell provides breathability with durable waterproof and windproof protection for optimum comfort
Streamlined, 3-layer construction ensures an ultra-lightweight, weather-resistant cycling garment
Cycling-specific cut with generous tail coverage provides protection from moisture invasion and road spray
Next-to-skin fit works great with a base layer to keep your core warm and dry
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'm close to your size, weigh 195, have +3 ape-index (so, long arms and long torso) and a swimmer's build (so... a bit of upper body). I'm very glad to have gone with the XL. If you have big arms/shoulders or a broad back, the L may be be constrictive. Keep in mind that these garments are cut with a more euro body in mind than most products on the US market.
The reason I really like the jacket up to now is because it fits great and it does what it is supposed to do: protect the upper body from water ;-) The fit is not snug, not saggy, its just fine for me ( I am 5'11" 178 pounds and I took a Large) It breath well (not like my other sauna like raincoat) and it doesn't flap in the wind. Its easy to pack (always keep it in my bag). so overall, really good product. I just need to use it for more than a month to check durability.
i need a rain jacket for bicycling, for full-on rain (don't need a glorified windbreaker). What's your choice if price is no consideration, and what's a good choice if I want to keep the budget as low as possible?
Although it's not cycling specific and doesn't have quite as long a dropped back, in both cases I would go with the RAB Latok Alpine jacket (item# RAB0129). The eVent breaths well, holds out heavy rain exceptionally well, has an adjustable hood that will fit over your helmet, and stows away small. Hope this helps.
I recommend Gore's ALP-X 2.0 GT; I have this awesome light weight jacket that IS cycle specific AND water-proof (G.ore T.ex). It absolutely works, and very packable, easily fits in a pack for just in case. Plus, it has a detachable hood and a drop-down "tail" that snaps back out is sight when not needed! The arms are plenty long, too. Comes in some decent colors. Complete your commuter 'kit' with the ALP-X 2.0 GT pants, and you'll be good to go!
I have this jacket and would recommend it for full on rain. I wore in switzerland in severe downpour most of the day and kept me dry. Only caveat is that this jacket is cut like a racing jacket. Its not meant for touring at all. Its just a shell. No zips or pockets. Its full on race cape style.
Awesome tight fitting piece designed for a streamlined look. It doesn't flap around at all and with the breathability of the New Gore-Tex Active Shell, it is unbeateable! Used by many pro teams as a training jackets as the fit and functionality are awesome. Does fit tight.
I have an older version; probably 2010 and it used the much stiffer material paclite material. Good but not nearly as nice as this jackets material which has a much softer texture and less "crinkly" feel.
this jacket; rain jacket race cape is the best description. Not meant to be warm but does provide some; no zips/pockets anwhere except the one used to zip up in the front. It was not made for touring nor would I want to wear mountain biking.
Layering & Rear Pockets I routinely carry smallish items (phone, wallet, gel & bar) stored in rear jersey pockets, or those of my excellent Phantom (medium & comfortable) jacket. Since the Oxygen GT jacket lacks rear pockets it seems I will normally need a jersey underneath. Will the Oxygen GT (medium) fit reasonably over a jersey in these circumstances or should I consider the Fusion GT instead?
Yes, you will have space for those items in the rear jersey pockets. Reaching those items might be a different issue.
Due to the form fit and the extra length in the back, it may be a little awkward getting into the pockets. When I reach around to get stuff out of pockets, the jacket pulls a bit on the chest. If I were on the high-end of the size range, I'm not sure I could reach the pockets. If I unzip the front about 6 inches, no problems.
Agree, your not going to reach around and get anything out of your jersey pockets wearing this jacket. Pull over and lift up yes; but on the bike it would be a pain. I have the medium 5'7" 140lbs and it fits nice; I can put stuff in my jersey pockets with this jacket on.
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.
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.
Couple of questions: 1) Are these more breathable than Phantom? Or Less? 2) How is insulating property vs Phantom? 3) Packing size. (in dimensions maybe?) Comparison picture would be cool if anyone has one! Thank you.
Couple of answers! 1. Should be very similar to the Phantom in terms of breathability. Gore-Tex Active Shell breaths at the same level as Windstopper Soft Shell, but the Phantom has a panel in the back with even more highly breathable fabric with no membrane - so the Phantom will breath a little better. 2. The Phantom will be warmer. The Oxygen GT AS Jacket is just a shell, so will not insulate beyond what you wear beneath it. It IS Windproof, however. 3. It comes with a separate stash bag that packs down to about 6" x 4" x 1"... Very packable, and will fit in a jersey pocket.
Keep in mind this is a WATERPROOF, WINDPROOF, highly breathable jacket, while the Phantom is only windproof, water resistant.
The oxygen jacket is tighter fitting and more aggressively cut and has no pockets. the fusion is slightly looser fitting, has a napolean ocket and adjustable waist band, and has a hood stored in the collar that you can zip out. Both jackets are gore-tex active shell.
I've got a question... Is there a version of the Oxygen GT AS jacket/shell that has arms that zip off to leavbe a vest? If so what are the differences? (IE. taped, taped seams, fully waterproof, pockets...)