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Description

Ground-breaking breathability.

The Gore Bike Wear Fusion 2.0 GT AS Jacket doesn't have quite as many bells and whistles as Gore's top-line Alp-X GT AS Jacket, but that doesn't mean that it sacrifices anything in the areas of comfort and weather protection. For one thing, it uses the same Gore-Tex Active Shell and Stretch fabrics, which are the most breathable in the Gore-Tex lineup. They keep you moving freely and sheltered from the worst downpours. And since the Fusion Jacket has a simple design, it weighs only a claimed 265g in the Large size. So, let's give it the quick rundown: Light and packable? Check. Fully waterproof? Of course. Breathable? To an extent you may have thought impossible for a waterproof hard shell. All the variables are there to make the Fusion Jacket an essential piece for high-energy output, wet-weather riding.

The Fusion Jacket is constructed of Gore-Tex Active Shell and Stretch fabrics. As a result, the jacket is guaranteed to keep you dry. But it also breathes extremely well and allows you to move freely on the bike. Gore Bike Wear describes the fit as 'slim'; this means that it stays close to the body but isn't constricting. The elbows are pre-shaped so that they don't tug at the armpit when you reach for the handlebars. You can easily adjust the width at the waist via an elastic draw cord.

Again, Gore Bike Wear took a minimalist approach when designing the Fusion Jacket, so there's only one zippered pocket, on the chest. But that shouldn't bother everyone--especially if you're like many of us here who ride with a hydration pack in all but the worst summer heat. Because rainy conditions are often low-light conditions, the Fusion Jacket has reflective front and back logos, and additional reflective print on the sides and back.

The Gore Bike Wear Fusion 2.0 GT AS Jacket comes in sizes Small through XX-Large and in three color options: Black, Petrol Blue/black, and Red/black.

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3 5

A couple of issues

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

The jackets obvious benefits are that it is completely rain/wind proof and doesn't cause you to overheat like some jackets I've used. The fit is a bit weird compared to other Gore products I've used. I bought an XXL which because of their snug/race fit on most of their items fits me perfect. This one had the right sleeve/body length but a huge mid section that would fit a 300 pound rider (I'm 6' 3", 225 lbs) and so it is very baggy and hangs down quite a bit but I really don't have any issues with that. Two things that I do have issues with are 1- the zippers are made for toddlers. WAAAAAAY to small to grip with gloves on and I have to struggle to zip/unzip unless pulled over and stopped. 2- the velcro on the sleeves is pretty useless. They have like 3 dots instead of a strip which is the norm. It's hard to have the velcro fit on the exact dot so that it stays secure. Overall a nice jacket but could be much nicer with a few adjustments.

5 5

Best Gore-Tex For Cycling

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Active shell is hands down the best Gore product I have ever used for a high-output activity. Being a 100 day a year skier, a hiker, and cyclist, I have used numerous different Gore Products, from Pac-Lite, to Windstopper, to their high end Pro Shell, there is nothing I would rather use for high output activities than Active shell. This is the most breathable jacket that is water proof. I use it riding in the fall and spring, as well as when I am touring in the backcountry in the winter. Absolutely top notch breath ability and waterproofing.

5 5

Keeps you Dry!

I love my new Gore Fusion Jacket and tested it recently on a very wet ride to the Oregon Coast! It performed flawlessly as I stayed dry and didn't get clammy. The gortex "active shell" technology is superior to anything I've tried yet for high energy aerobic sports. Note, this is my second active shell jacket so I know from experience. Other things that make this jacket a five star for me is the extreme lightweight and the super fit (in between race tight and relaxed club fit). Enjoy... you can't go wrong!

5 5

Great Jacket

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this jacket. Perfect for a waterproof outerlayer or a little added warmth on a windy day. Very well made. Light and packable. I use it on rainy/snowy rides in the 25-40 degree range. I also wear it off the bike on rainy days when I needa shell. I'm 6'0 165 and a L fits great.