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Ride all year.
When it comes to year-round, outer-layer protection from the elements,
no Gore Bike Wear garment is more celebrated than the Xenon 2.0 AS
Jacket. The latest edition of the award winning design is Gore's
lightest, packable road jacket. The Xenon 2.0 AS uses patented materials
and an ergonomically shaped fit to provide breathable protection wind,
snow, and rain. If you demand the best from your gear, it doesn't get
much better than this.
Gore Bike Wear's Xenon 2.0 AS Jacket features a multi-panel
construction made from Gore's patented WindStopper Active fabric. As its
name suggests, WindStopper Active is windproof, but it's also
water-resistant, and highly breathable. The lack of penetrating elements
and partial mesh lining provide total insulation for the torso, which
is further enhanced by the Xenon's innovative collar and bottom hem.
Working in tandem, the ergonomically designed snap-insert collar
and partially-elastic gripper hem keep the jacket closer to the body, and
thus no air gets in while excessive heat and moisture are easily
evacuated to the outer-surface. For extra ventilation, the jacket offers
a full-length, semi-locking zipper and sleeves that are designed to
roll-up. The Xenon 2.0 AS also features an elongated back for wheel spray
protection on wet roads, and a reflective treatment on the front, rear,
and sides of the jacket for safer night riding.
The Gore Bike Wear Xenon 2.0 AS Jacket is available in sizes from
Small to XX-Large, and in the colors Black, Red/black, and White/black.
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XENON 2.0 WINDSTOPPER� AS Jacket by GBW
Iconic: The first XENON piece collected many awards and its latest edition is again a top performer. Very lightweight, packable wind chill protection with an ergonomic fit.
"After Effects" of rolling it up!
Gore Xenon AS jacket. You'll look like "Crumple Stilskin (or however you spell that!) after having this jacket rolled up...if that really matters.
Some of the wrinkles will 'fall' out after hanging up for awhile...still better to have, than to have not, when the weather changes (*not for rainy, or winter rides, though). And it's so light weight, you can always take it along.
Xenon Jacket inside Xenon Jersey pocket
For you non-type 'A' personalities, you can get this jacket rolled even tighter to fit even better in the pocket (or, as I do, tuck it in the outside pouch of your hydration pack...so much easier!).
Xenon Windstopper Jacket
Showing the rather flimsy back zip pocket...it works, but I wouldn't recommend putting keys or anything with a sharp/pointy edge (etc.) in it, as the mesh is extremely thin and liable to snag & tear.
You can see the partial mesh lining that helps the jacket slip on/off easier, and helps prevent the jacket from becoming clammy and, or, a sauna. It also goes part way down the arms, too.
Xenon "Windstopper" Jacket
Xenon tech. tags
Tags from the Xenon jacket showing the Windstopper material tech.
Is there any difference between this jacket...
Is there any difference between this jacket and the other Xenon 2.0 AS on realcyclist (Item #GBW3125) ?
Looks identical in the photos, except the black.
You can now go to competitivecyclist.com for more pics/views.
I just got this jacket in the ladies, pretty nice; but keep in mind, it's only a windbreaker. The white/blk version + the coordinating jersey and shorts are very comfortable and wick perfectly. The only thing I am leary about is the so-called 'security' back zip pocket...the interior is just a very fine mesh, sort of like a fine hair net only!
As another reviewer had said on the ladies site, these are just as good as Assos, and a close match to Giordana; I have these brands, too and love them, but the Xenon line up is really quite good (though the chamois could be a little more refined with a better contour, for the ladies anyway)...get it on sale!
Excellent - good from 55-40 degrees
This is my 4th piece in the Xenon line. I also have the bibs, jersey and SO jacket/jersey. Fit it designed for slim bodies. I wear a medium. I'm 5'11, w/ 40" chest. The jacket is comfortable between 45-55 degree range even at base training pace. I've worn a short sleeve jersey or a long sleeve base layer only. I would give it 5 stars except for only having one rear zippered pocket. It is big enough for cell phone and keys but not a lot extra. Sometimes I ride with two pairs of gloves - heavier pair to warm up and then switch to lighter pair. I would not be able to stash the second pair of gloves in the one pocket - it's not a problem if wearing a jersey underneath but there are no pockets on my base layer. This piece is a good bridge for when it is not cold enough for the Xenon SO Jacket but a little more is needed than just a vest.