Gore ALP-X 2.0 Jacket Review

IMG_0385Since purchasing the Gore ALP-X 2.0 Jacket I’ve spent a lot of time wearing it. I’ve worn it on hard training rides, easy rides, and warming up for racing. This lightweight jacket features Windstopper fabric and removable sleeves making it useful in a wide variety of riding conditions. Coupled with a SmartWool NTS Light 195 base layer, I have ridden comfortably in temperatures down to 30º F. On the other end of the temperature spectrum, I have worn the jacket over a lightweight sleeveless merino wool base layer well into the 50’s. The jacket’s Windstopper material is great. It keeps the wind off of your skin without the need for added bulk or weight to do so. I am told the material while not waterproof, will keep you dry in a drizzle or light rain for a while.

The first thing that I noticed about the jacket is how lightweight it was. I was a little skeptical on its ability to keep me warm with the lack of bulk. I would come to find out that the jacket provides all the warmth I would need, and do so without carrying around the bulk I have come to expect in normal outer wear. This is a testament to how well put together the Gore products are.

The jacket’s fit is snug. The Gore rep explained that the Gore products are designed to be able to be worn in combination allowing a medium inner layer to fit inside of a medium outer layer without bunching, something that I appreciate.

IMG_0370The removable sleeves add even more functionality. The zippers used here and throughout are top-notch.

IMG_0378The back of the jacket features three pockets. The center pocket is vertical and the two side pockets are side entry with zippers for added security.

IMG_0379The Gore ALP-X 2.0 Jacket has handled everything I have thrown at it thus far. The lifetime warranty appeals to me, providing trust that the jacket will be a good investment. I think the diversity of the jackets usage will make this a commonly used piece in the future.

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