Gore-Tex for the serious cyclist.
We're comfortable in asserting that the most irreplaceable piece of cycling-specific gear in inclement weather is the waterproof jacket. Gloves, hats, balaclavas — these things can all jump from sport to sport, season to season; but only a cycling jacket gives the mix of a sleek fit and water resistance we require on a bike ride. No one wants to ride in a tent-shaped poncho or a ski parka, so we turn to the original pros, Gore Bike Wear, and the Gore-Tex AS Women's Jacket when the weather turns to wet.
The Power AS Jacket is a true 2.5-layer construction, which combines an outer layer that carries the color and reflective details, a Gore-Tex layer, and an inner, protective scrim that the industry only counts as half a layer since it's integrated in the Gore-Tex fabric. Its outer shell is made with polyamide instead of polyester, which means it's lighter and more durable than Gore-Tex's other jacket, the Element. The Gore-Tex layer is the really important part, though, as that's where the moisture and thermal management goes down: water out, warmth in. Gore intentionally adds the modifier "durably" to waterproof and windproof because this jacket won't lose its resistances over the course of a season's use and/or in the wash.
The jacket's fit is cut slim for a race-ready profile and it features a zippered rear pocket for goodies and personal effects, a full zip with an underlayer at the collar, hook-and-loop for an optional hood (sold separately), adjustable cuffs, and an elastic hem. Reflective highlights include piping for your collar bones, upper arms, and lower back, plus a Gore logo at the back hem to make you as visible as possible in low-light conditions. The 2.5-layer construction means it's as lightweight and compactable as a waterproof jacket can be.
The Gore Bike Wear Power Gore-Tex AS Women's Jacket is available in six sizes ranging from X-Small to XX-Large in the colors Black/lumi orange, Fresh Green/neon yellow, Neon Yellow/black, Red/lumi orange, and Waterfall/ice blue.