Summer riding, sans tan lines.
When summer hits its most sweltering temps, some stay inside and wait for the heat wave to pass. Others pull on the Gore Bike Wear Women’s Xenon 2.0 Singlet and chart a course for the swimming hole twenty miles up the road. The Xenon’s lightweight, quick-drying fabric makes it a favorite for sweaty summer rides, especially when those rides involve a little extracurricular cool-off time. The full-length zipper makes it easy to add even more ventilation, and the sleeveless cut mitigates strange cyclist tan lines.
- Coldblack fabric reflects sunlight
- Three back pockets
- Full-length zipper
- Long tail for full coverage in the cycling position
- Item #GBW0384
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I got this jersey from a friend as a present. I don't typically wear sleeveless jersey's but since I needed to get a tan, I wasn't going to complain. The fabric is soft and doesn't itch or feel awkward against the skin. I thought the jersey fit was okay, but I felt like I could have used a small instead of a medium.
Xenon Jersey & Xenon shorts
Great reflective accents to protect you at lower light conditions.
This line ends up running true-to-size, and I wish I would have ordered one size down; just a little bit too big, especially the chamois, in this size (XXL) anyway. Will order a XL next time...For reference, I'm 5'6", and I don't want to talk about my weight! So take heart ladies, you can still have top performing bike gear, whatever your size/ability...truly working on it, gotta long way to go, I know!
(* Those are Gore's Xenon socks; I would say they are best for Spring/Fall as they are not as breezy as L.G. or the Giordana's. They have a fit/weight more like Assos' Spring/Fall socks).
What a Surprise!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
Well, after reading another reviewer regarding a great experience with the Xenon shorts, I decided to give the Xenon jersey (and the Xenon jacket) a try...what a great surprise!
So while I still love Giordana, these are just about as good...I can't believe I said that, but it's true (providing there are no quality issues down the road).
This jersey performed perfectly on a extremely hot & humid ride today.
The back of the jersey is total mesh, and so totally breathable, even with my hydration pack (loaded, as usual). At breaks on the trail, my back, under the pack area, (which gets a bit sweaty in just a small spot only), was dry in no time.
I like the pockets, totally reachable, though I don't really use them; but if you don't carry a pack, you'll find them very accessible (same goes for the ALP-X 2.0 jersey).
The zipper is easy to operate, no tugging or fumbling around.
I had no problems with the arm holes, and in fact, there was more grace in the arm holes in this jersey than with my Giordana laser jersey. Just have to order the correct size.
Gore also offers Xenon bike socks. They're great; form fit right/left foot; padded under ball of foot; high tech fabric; low cuff; white or black/grey/wt. red accents. See them on the Gore site.
Size is true to the chart.
I got the white/blk (white front, black back *but word to the wise: the white is very thin and I wish I would have ordered the black fronted jersey instead; had to order this direct from Gore) for my size; and the matching Xenon blk./white, and white Xenon jacket from B.C. on sale!...very sharp for dry summer days/evenings.
Country of Origin:
Stamp on back of product reads:
Engineered in Germany...made in China.
Will post any quality issues if they arise.
Wanted to love it, but . . .
This sleeveless jersey looked perfect . . . I liked the collar closing, with the zipper extending only til the neckline which is much more comfortable than the mandarin collars with the zipper all the way to the top of the collar. But . . . this jersey ran very small. I usually wear small in the PI jerseys (am 5'1", 105 lbs.), but this one was way too snug and clingy - not flattering. Also the armholes were tight, with elastic on the undersides - was not comfortable for me. So, had to send it back - it might have worked in a larger size, but I didn't want to chance it. I am still searching for the perfect biking sleeveless jersey!