Words: Hannah James
GORE has pulled out all the stops here to bring an ultra light, breathable and technology packed jacket to the shop floor. Using a highly innovative SHAKEDRY Technology to help keep the rain at bay, this jacket is certainly up there with the best of them.
Intended for all-year round use, this jacket targets those women who will be out no matter the weather. The jacket is priced at a hefty £220, which may make you think thrice about investing in such an item because really, will it make that much of a difference? Lets have a look…
The First Look
When first pulled out of it’s wrapping a thin and rather papery looking jacket emerged. Would this really hold up to the worst elements? Weighing in at only 133g it really is lightweight – small enough to be able to easily stuff in a jersey pocket when not in use. A laminate coating, which is part of the SHAKEDRY technology, gave it a slight plastic feel but two gold logos add attractive reflective detailing.
This is a very simple jacket but it’s simple done very well. It’s an attractive slim fit, designed with racing in mind. This means that even in high winds excess fabric is not dragging you around. Elasticated soft sleeves, high collar and one pocket, large enough to store a smartphone or for storing essentials.
A discrete zip runs the length of the coat meaning it’s easy to get on and off on the go without having the fuss of removing helmets and glasses. A handy storm flap runs the length of the zip inside the jacket to prevent wind and water coming through the zip itself. A small flap over the zip-top protects the chin from any discomfort.