The four season Clydesdale.
We find that the best way to enjoy the changing seasons is in the saddle. We're admittedly biased, but Gore Bike Wear's Element Gore-Tex Active Jacket humors our biases by equipping us with the weatherproof protection necessary to stay in the saddle through late fall and early spring. With the right layering strategy, it also serves as an ideal winter shell, because the Gore-Tex Active membrane is the brand's most breathable model. That means it keeps the wind, rain, or even snow out while letting internal moisture escape so your thermal layers can do their work to trap body heat in dry comfort.
The jacket's Element fit is more spacious than Gore's Oxygen and Power models, so it's appropriate for we Clydesdales in fall and spring but still allows for heavy layering when the temperatures and snow start falling in winter. The adjustable drawstring, elasticized hem seals out cold drafts when you're riding in especially brisk conditions. Following suit, the front-zip closure sports an underflap to keep cool air from sneaking inside and robbing precious body heat. Adjustable wrists allow a fine-tuned fit over riding gloves or training watches. Reflective piping, print, and logo details brilliantly boost visibility in low-light conditions. Holding riding essentials, the zippered Napoleon pocket makes easy work of storing snacks, extra cash, and keys. For convenient storage and transport, the Element zips into its own roomy rear pocket.
- A jacket for recreationalists who ride in all weather
- Gore's Active membrane is its most breathable model
- Protects against wind, water, and even snow
- Roomy fit for Clydesdales and extra winter layering
- Adjustable cuffs and a dropped hem ensure coverage
- Stormflap protects against zipper-related drafts and leaks
- Napoleon pocket secures essentials
- Entire jacket stows in its own rear pocket
- Item #GBW00AN
- Q & A
My first gore-tex clothing
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: large
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 175lbs
I receive the coat, but have not woren it outdoors. The weather is too cold now and I haven't ridden in awhile. The arms seem a little long which will be nice when riding and the back doesn't feel tight while bending over to grab the handlebars. Overall, it feels comfortable while in the riding position. The cuffs on the sleeves have velco so you can tighten the opening if and when needed. The torso fits a little tighter than expected, but still comfortable. I'm 5'11', 175lb.
There are not side pockets which I would have liked. There is a back pocket/compartment, but the zipper is a little difficult to work while riding. There is a Napoleon (sp?) pocket.
My intended use for the coat is for riding in the rain. I wanted a breathable material that was waterproof. Since I haven't ridden in the rain I can't comment on how it feels or if I get wet from the rain or from sweating. I also I thought that I could wear it to work on rainy days.