I 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.
The jacket has two pockets, one breast pocket and one centered rear pocket.
The Jacket has a removable hood via zipper.
The jacket features adjustable wrist straps that allow for the fit you want.
The 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.