Gore ALP-X 2.0 GORE-TEX Active Jacket Review

MJ5L1542I really like my Gore jackets so when I found myself in need of a rain jacket, I knew where to start my search. I narrowed the waterproof Gore jackets down to the Gore ALP-X 2.0 GORE-TEX Active. The GORE-TEX fabric that the jacket is made from is pretty amazing. It keeps all water out while also wicking away sweat leaving you dry and 40% happier than a wet version of yourself.

The jacket features a flap that a be unbuttoned that extends how low the jacket hangs in the rear keeping water from being sprayed on your backside.
MJ5L1544 MJ5L1532 The jacket has two pockets, one breast pocket and one centered rear pocket.
MJ5L1546The Jacket has a removable hood via zipper.
MJ5L1549 MJ5L1552The jacket features adjustable wrist straps that allow for the fit you want.
MJ5L1536The jacket fits a bit looser than all of the other same sized Gore jackets, probably related to it being marketed as a mountain bike jacket. Overall I am happy with the jacket but I wish they had a snugger fitting rain jacket with the fold down rear flap. It does a great job of keeping me dry from the rain and getting any sweat off my skin. I find myself wearing it around town on rainy days because of how much I like it and how well it works. If you are in the market for a long-term cycling rain jacket, I’d recommend you give this one a try at your local bike shop or if they don’t carry Gore, give my local bike shop a call and they would be happy to help you out.

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2 thoughts on “Gore ALP-X 2.0 GORE-TEX Active Jacket Review

  1. Great write-up. I was wondering how heavy the jacket was. I am looking for something relatively light I would be able to wear during the summer If I get caught in the rain. I haven’t found anything light, but able to breathe yet. Is this light enough to wear should one of the RAGBRAI days be a thunderstorm day? I love my other Gore jacket from BCF, but that one is too warm above 50 degrees. I checked there last week, but didn’t see anything as light as I am looking for. If you have any other recommendations on a breathable light rain jacket, I’m open to suggestions. Thanks!

    • The jacket is fairly light weight. There are lighter rain jackets but not that I have seen that provide the functionality and Gore-tex fabric. It sounds like you are local to Bloomington Normal, if so, check with the folks at BCF, they know the Gore line up. Thanks for the kind words!

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