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Gore’s 123g hooded Rescue WS AS jacket packs protection small and light

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While Gore introduced their new ultra-premium Gore-Tex Active fabric and new shells at the beginning of December, they have also developed a new even lighter and more packable weather-resistant shell using their popular Windstopper Active Shell fabric. The new Rescue WS AS jacket pares down to the essentials to come up with a slightly more affordable pullover that can always find a place in a backpack or even a jersey pocket to make sure you are prepared for whatever mother nature has in store. For just the weight of a multi-tool and a C02 or a 29er tube, the Rescue has got you covered. For a closer look, pricing, and availability follow us across the fold…

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Touted as completely windproof but only “water-repellent”, Gore is actually pretty confident in the fabric’s ability to keep water out, enough that the jacket also gets fully taped seams. The name belies Gore’s intentions for the jacket; even though it is very breathable, Gore sees it as something to get you out of trouble when the weather changes quickly. Essentially it is an insurance policy for riding in places like high mountains.

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To keep weight down to just 123g for a Large sized jacket, the Rescue uses a half-length zip. It also gets a close-fitting hood that is designed to fit under a helmet and still offer unrestricted movement on the bike. The new jacket is available now from Gore retailers in Europe and the US, and will sell for $200/£155/220€ in red or black when it becomes available directly from Gore’s site as well before the end of February.

GoreApparel.com

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Necromancer
6 years ago

Now I want to see someone try to put that on while riding. I think i could take the tiny weight penalty for a full zip jacket.

WV Cycling
WV Cycling
6 years ago

@Tiffin – Looks like a good birthday present!

mudrock
mudrock
6 years ago

I like the design – half zip means you don’t have to mess with getting the zipper started while riding, but takes more skill to put on while you ride. The hood is a problem: that fabric will be noisy against your ears and you won’t be able to hear crap behind you, yet if you don’t wear it you have a sail catching wind behind you. Better to have it stuff inside a zippered collar to give riders the option.

Jorge
Jorge
6 years ago

Since when is $200 the same as €220?
Eds: Since the 200€ includes 20% VAT, and the $200 doesn’t include any sales tax. Euro advertising is required to always include tax for the final amount you’ll pay.

John
John
6 years ago
Reply to  Jorge

Hah, with all the drama surrounding the #brexit, you might want to prepare for some really sucky € and £ exchange rates.

King County
King County
6 years ago

Looks good. I like the 1/2 zip. A zipper always has the possibility for wind to get through. having it shorter works for me. The ‘under the helmet’ hood design is great. When designed properly, its less restrictive than going over the helmet. I would buy this.

Durianrider
Durianrider
6 years ago

Still running my Gore Tex jacket from 2001.

Packs down small and is a safe color.

Not sure about running a low vis jacket in low vis conditions but the 123g idea looks good.

LateSleeper
LateSleeper
6 years ago

Highly commendable for its weight, but I don’t know if that makes it worth trying to get into the thing without a full front zipper. Also, hurrah for some color other than black. The stuffed shape looks awkward for fitting in a pocket. Nix on the hood. Those are usually too hot, flap when they’re off, and keep commuting cyclists from using their helmet mirrors. Personally, I roll up my hoodless rain jacket in a ziplock bag, and stuff the empty bag into my helmet when the rains come.

John
John
6 years ago

Half zip sucks if you are wearing bibs. Just plain sucks.

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