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Gore Bike Wear Xenon AS Jacket - Men's

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Item # GBW0073

Description

Built for your extreme peddling pose.

GORE Bike Wear designed the Xenon AS Jacket specifically for your cyclist posture. This jacket uses WindStopper fabric and a tight, extreme-cycle-specific fit to fight the elements and increase comfort throughout your ride. Articulated elbows and stretch inserts increase flexibility while the extra-long back increases coverage. The part-elastic hem and adjustable cuffs eliminate bunching.

Tech Specs

Material:
[membrane/laminate] WindStopper
Pockets:
1 back zip
Hood:
no
Recommended Use:
cycling

Size chart

GORE Bike Wear & Running Wear

Men's
Jerseys & Jackets
S M L XL XXL
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
S M L XL XXL
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.
Chest:
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.
Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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Windstopper*  Active Shell

Windstopper* Active Shell

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Note that all Windstopper shells are only water resistant, not water proof. I have Gore's ALP-X GT 2.0 for a total water proof jacket.

Windstopper* Technology

Windstopper* Technology

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How it works.
Allowing moisture and excessive heat to dissipate, allows body to remain dry and comfortable.
Note that Windstopper products are just that...great windbreakers.

5 5

What more can be said....

...... that hasn’t already been mentioned? I am 6’1” and 190 lbs (athletic frame) and find that the XL fits comfortably, but not form fitting.

For the most part, this is my “go to” jacket for my early morning commute & those cool foggy days that consume the coast of Central Calif. I have worn it a few times on those cold mountain descents as well, and find that when not needed, it packs well in any jersey back pocket. I, too, find that wearing a thin merino baselayer has been more than suffice to stay warm. Breathabiltiy I give an A+++ & the water resistance is outstanding, also. If you're looking for "waterproof" this isn't the jacket for you as this is an outstanding "windstopper" with fantastic water resistance qualities. I have the orange/black and along with the reflective stripes on the sides & back it makes you highly visible. I definitely recommend the Xenon without hesitation.

3 5

Not for heavier rain at all

This jacket is good for very light rain, or cool mornings, but if you're in more than just a light rain, you'll get soaked, and it won't do any good as your probably better off just wearing your jersey, and drying off more quickly.

3 5

Not for heavier rain at all

This jacket is good for very light rain, or cool mornings, but if you're in more than just a light rain, you'll get soaked, and it won't do any good as your probably better off just wearing your jersey, and drying off more quickly.

5 5

Don't leave without it....

.... on those cool, breezy early morning jaunts. This jacket has definitely added to the comfort of my early morning commute to work, as well as, those cool descents down the mountain roads. I've only had this down in the mid 40's, but found that all I needed was a light merino wool baselayer under it, and still found myself to be very comfortable. It breathes well and the water resistance factor gets "two thumbs" up! The front zipper is a tad small, however, I haven't found it to be a problem even when wearing gloves. Key factor on top of comfort and warmth is its packable quality; fitting nicely in any rear pocket. It is a pricey jacket, but I would recommend it to others time and again.

Thanks for the response below. You mention...

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Thanks for the response below. You mention better visibility with the Xenon, which interests me. I was leaning toward the Contest because it is offered in Lemon. If this jacket was offered in Lemon it would be a slam-dunk for me, but it looks like White is the best I can do. I would likely purchase both the Oxygen and this jacket (in Lemon) if they were offered. Can you elaborate a bit more on the visibility of this jacket? Maybe this will work for me. Also, what is the weight of the Contest? I see the Xenon is nearly nothing.

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Thomas,

The visibility on the Xenon Jacket is accomplished with the reflective print on the sides, sleeves, and back of the jacket. It is designed to light up from 360 degrees. The orange/black is very high-vis color, if it's available in your size - consider that. The Contest Jacket has some reflective piping, but not nearly as much as the Xenon.

Sorry, but I don't have a weight for the Contest Jacket. It is a little heavier than the Xenon, though not much.

hope that helps!
Robert, Gore Bike Wear

What's the difference between this jacket...

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What's the difference between this jacket and the Contest 2.0 AS Jacket, besides the fit? This jacket is about $60 more expensive.

Best Answer Responded on

Thomas,

The difference is fit and weight. This jacket uses our lightest Windstopper Active Shell and is much lighter than the Contest 2.0 AS. It is also very tight fitting.

It has much more reflectivity / visibility than the Contest as well.

The function should be very similar in terms of breathability, windproof, highly water resistant. Both Jackets stow in their own rear pockets.

For what it's worth the Xenon AS Jacket is one of my personal favorite items in our entire line for it's weight and versatility. Easily fits in my jersey pocket, I rarely leave home without it.

Hope that helps,
Robert, Gore Bike Wear

What's the difference between this jacket...

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What's the difference between this jacket and the Gore Oxygen jacket? From the pictures they look very similar.

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They have a very similar cut, but the biggest difference is this:

The Oxygen is full Gore-Tex, meaning it's waterproof, windproof, fully seam taped and guarenteed for life to keep you dry. It also has no pockets, though it comes with a zippered stuff sack.

The Xenon is full Windstopper, which is windproof, highly water resistant, but not seam taped. It will keep you mostly dry, but in a long, hard rain, it may leak at the seams. The Xenon has a back pocket and can be stuffed into itself (stored in it's own pocket).

Both are highly breathable, and form fitting.

Hope that helps!
Robert, Gore Bike Wear

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They have a very similar cut, but the biggest difference is this:

The Oxygen is full Gore-Tex, meaning it's waterproof, windproof, fully seam taped and guarenteed for life to keep you dry. It also has no pockets, though it comes with a zippered stuff sack.

The Xenon is full Windstopper, which is windproof, highly water resistant, but not seam taped. It will keep you mostly dry, but in a long, hard rain, it may leak at the seams. The Xenon has a back pocket and can be stuffed into itself (stored in it's own pocket).

Both are highly breathable, and form fitting.

Hope that helps!
Robert, Gore Bike Wear

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They have a very similar cut, but the biggest difference is this:

The Oxygen is full Gore-Tex, meaning it's waterproof, windproof, fully seam taped and guarenteed for life to keep you dry. It also has no pockets, though it comes with a zippered stuff sack.

The Xenon is full Windstopper, which is windproof, highly water resistant, but not seam taped. It will keep you mostly dry, but in a long, hard rain, it may leak at the seams. The Xenon has a back pocket and can be stuffed into itself (stored in it's own pocket).

Both are highly breathable, and form fitting.

Hope that helps!
Robert, Gore Bike Wear

5 5

Excellent jacket but road-only fit

Great road jacket...and probably road only. This jacket has a tight fit and is shaped for on-the-bike positioning. That being said, it does the job of its intended purpose very well. The Windstopper membrane ensures that this jacket is extremely warm with nothing but a baselayer. I have worn this comfortably in the low 30's with nothing but a jersey and longsleeve baselayer. Add a longsleeve jersey or some other insulating layer and you'd likely not need anything else. Like I said though - it's tight. If you intend to layer underneath it you may want to size up. I am 5'8, 150 lbs and I went with a medium as I do with all GBW. Fit is spot on for me. Excellent jacket!

I have read a lot about this jackets ability...

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I have read a lot about this jackets ability to withstand the rain but was wondering how this jacket holds up to colder weather.Just missed out on the phantom jacket and need a jacket to help withstand 25-50 degree weather.

Best Answer Responded on

The Xenon AS is a shell, and as such is not insulated. However, it is a great piece for a range of temperatures. It is highly water resistant, and 100% windproof, and if layered with the right jersey and baselayer will help keep you warm down to 25 degrees.

It is a tight fitting piece, so if you plan on layering often, consider sizing up one size.

I wear this over a short sleeve jersey @ 50 degrees, and with a long sleeve base layer, thermal jersey, and this jacket, I can ride comfortably at 30 degrees. It is mesh-lined as well, so the breathability rate is increased, wicking your sweat away.

I hope that helps! For what it's worth, this is my favorite Gore Bike Wear jacket - see picture - I was wearing this at the summit of Mt. Evans where it was 40 degrees. 7000 feet below, at the end of the ride, it was 65 degrees. Perfect!

-Robert, Gore Bike Wear

The Xenon AS is a shell, and as such is not insulated. However, it is a great piece for a range of temperatures. It is highly water resistant, and 100% windproof, and if layered with the right jersey and baselayer will help keep you warm down to 25 degrees. <br/>  <br/> It is a tight fitting piece, so if you plan on layering often, consider sizing up one size. <br/>  <br/> I wear this over a short sleeve jersey @ 50 degrees, and with a long sleeve base layer, thermal jersey, and this jacket, I can ride comfortably at 30 degrees. It is mesh-lined as well, so the breathability rate is increased, wicking your sweat away. <br/>  <br/> I hope that helps! For what it's worth, this is my favorite Gore Bike Wear jacket - see picture - I was wearing this at the summit of Mt. Evans where it was 40 degrees. 7000 feet below, at the end of the ride, it was 65 degrees. Perfect! <br/>  <br/> -Robert, Gore Bike Wear

What is the waterproof and breathability...

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What is the waterproof and breathability rating? Would like to compare somewhat objectively to other jackets on the market. For Pearli and Shower's Pass and some others, this data is published, can't find it for the Gore jackets.

Best Answer Responded on

This jacket is a 100% WindStopper active shell, meaning that it is not guaranteed waterproof. Gore-Tex is guaranteed to keep you dry, and combines a waterproof, breathable fabric with fully taped seam.

Windstopper is a very similar fabric - the fabric itself is waterproof, but the seams are not taped, meaning there is a chance that water can get inside the jacket through the seams. That being said, this jacket is treated with a Durable Water Repellency and most of the water will bead up and roll off before it has a chance to come through a seam.

Windstopper is not waterproof, but is highly water-resistant and fully windproof.

Onto breathability: First, you need to consider the definition breathability: some brands confuse "air permeability" with breathability. Breathable means moisture vapor can escape from the jacket, while air permeability means air can penetrate the garment to carry moisture away. If air can penetrate, water can penetrate... Windstopper "breathes" in that it allows moisture vapor (sweat) to escape, but keeps the wind from penetrating and chilling the body. Remember lungs breathe air, skin breathes moisture.

Finally, you will notice Gore does not publish breathability "ratings" as there is no industry standard from brand to brand. We are one of the few companies that measures the "resistance" of a fabric to moisture transfer, and we work to lower this resistance as much as possible. Other brands look at "moisture vapor transfer rate" which is a test that can be highly manipulated to give attractive numbers that are not real.

Because breathability is affected not only by the outer garment, but the layers underneath, and the conditions outside of the garment, it is important to approach moisture management and insulation as a "system". This is where Windstopper will shine!

I hope this is helpful!

-Robert, Gore Bike Wear

What's the main difference between this...

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What's the main difference between this jacket and the Gore XENON II jacket?

Best Answer Responded on

The Xenon AS jacket is an updated version of the Xenon II WINDSTOPPER® jacket. The AS is lighter and can stuff into its own back pocket whereas the Xenon II comes with a separate stuff bag. The Xenon AS is a tight fit like the Xenon II, however it is a touch bit wider and a touch bit longer in the front than the Xenon II.

Dave - GORE BIKE WEAR™

Is this waterproof, or is the more expensive...

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Is this waterproof, or is the more expensive Goretex Oxygen Jacket a better choice for rainy conditions?

Also, how much do each weigh, and can both be easily packed into the back pocket of a cycling jersey?

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The Xenon AS is lighter than the Oxygen however the Xenon AS is made of a very lightweight WINDSTOPPER material, which water can not penetrate, is deemed highly water resistant, not waterproof, as the seams are not sealed nor is the zipper waterproof. The Oxygen is made of GORE-TEX Paclite material which is fully waterproof as well as the seams being sealed and a waterproof zipper being used.

The Xenon AS can be stuffed into its back pocket which can then be easily stuffed into a jersey pocket. The Oxygen comes with a separate stuff pocket which can also fit in a jersey back pocket.

Dave - GORE BIKE WEAR

4 5

probably worth it

Believe it or not, this jacket could very well be worth the retail price. Getting the perfect jacket is all about the right fit, and this jacket in xl fits my 6'1" 175lb frame perfect - not too tight in the chest, long in the arms, and pulled in around the stomach. This jacket breathes very well and its actually VERY water resistant. I personally would rather breathe and chance the rainfall than hotbox in the Goretex Paclite version.
My one star deduction is for the front zipper pull. This thing is super small - smaller than the zipper pull on the fly of your jeans small. Absolutely impossible to grab with gloves on. In fact, the zipper pull on the rear pocket is 3x bigger than the front main zipper. If you are wearing a jacket, chances are you wearing gloves, so it doesn't make any sense in an otherwise well executed jacket design.
This is a packable, breathable, very water resistant race cut jacket that is worth the price.

what is the weight of this jacket and what...

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what is the weight of this jacket and what is the breathability features?

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According to GBW: The lightest, most packable products offering total windproofness, maximum breathability, and water resistance. WINDSTOPPER® Active Shells keep you comfortable for enhanced performance during highly aerobic activities.

No need to split hairs, it's light, it breathes and it's fast.

Xenon AS Jacket stuffed into its own rear pocket

Xenon AS Jacket stuffed into its own rear pocket

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note: Blackberry is not included - its only shown for size illustration purposes

is this jacket waterproof?

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is this jacket waterproof?

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No, you wouldn't want to choose this jacket in a rain storm. In fact, much of the sides of the jacket is a mesh fabric to let body moisture out. But on a cool morning fast ride this jacket cannot be beat. It stops the wind chill without flapping around like a flag.

Best Answer Responded on

We do not consider this jacket waterproof as the seams are not sealed nor is the zipper waterproof. Despite this fact, water can not penetrate the body of the jacket because of the WINDSTOPPER® membrane. Therefore, if you get caught in a rain storm, you'll stay for 30-60 mins before you might experience some seepage at the seams or zipper. If you are going to be out riding no matter what the conditions, I would recommend a GORE-TEX® jacket.
Dave - GORE BIKE WEAR™

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the pores of the windstopper membrane are larger than gore-tex, this allows seapage and heavy downpours, gore-tex is best for heavy rain, but windstopper is water resistant

5 5

Pez Cycling Review of the Xenon Collection

Learn more about the Xenon AS Jacket, Xenon Jersey and Xenon Bibs at http://pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=7324&status=True

Dave - GORE BIKE WEAR™

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thanks for the linky-thumbs up +

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thanks for the linky-thumbs up +

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