Gore Bike Wear Oxygen SO Jacket - Men's
The lame thing about some windproof, water-resistant jackets is that they feel cardboardy, they don\222t breathe much, and they don\222t fit in your one-small-pocket hydration-pack. The GORE Bike Wear Oxygen Jacket is different.
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April 26, 2013
this softshell is very warm. i've tried a comparable Adidas jacket that had a green front and black back, was very warm, sleeve zips. this jacket has windstopper all over it, no variation in materials, and the back is green! just like the front, so if you get a jacket a bright color to be safe, its not just on the front.
the size chart says it is really small, so i got the small and the medium to be safe. i'm 5'7", 135lbs, and the small fit well with room to spare. compared to the Louis Garneau themal mondo jersey size XS, this is loose. although its not super tight like the LG jersey size, the fabric is not thin, so it won't wipp around making noises. i'm sure this jacket will get me sweating on some days, but i've tried all the different pieces of cycling clothing, and some days i'm just gonna sweat. its much more versitle than wearing many layers, because unzipping the jacket is like taking off 2 or 3 layers! so climbing its better.
if i had unlimited money, i would go a step up, i believe the next higher version of this jacket has more variation in materials and vents.
How does this compare to the Path jacket that's a highly
How does this compare to the Path jacket that's a highly regarded offering from Gore? I can't seem to differentiate between their jackets. There's so much offerings. I don't want to overpay for something I don't really need yet I don't want to buy something that isn't really what I'm looking for.
These are my requirements:
- Able to withstand 15F or lower
- Cycling fit (or slim Italian fit)
- Insulated inside
- Windstopper (I'm guessing this is a common thing for Gore Winter jackets)
I think Robert Thomas here is a rep from Gore. Help me out dude. Email me at email@example.com
January 16, 2013
I am trying to choose between the oxygen and the xenon. I like
I am trying to choose between the oxygen and the xenon. I like the lemon yellow because I ride in the morning and I think it would be more visible. It is available in the oxygen and I would have to get the white/black in xenon. I ride in the upper 20's to lower 30's in the winter. Which one of these jackets would you recommend? I like the color in the oxygen but it appears the xenon has more options.
February 27, 2012
The Oxygen SO Jacket might be a touch warmer as the entire jacket is made up of a fleece backed WINDSTOPPER® SoftShell whereas the Xenon SO Jacket is made up of a fleece backed WINDSTOPPER® SoftShell and a thinner honeycomb WINDSTOPPER® SoftShell. The Xenon SO does have a few more features than the Oxygen SO such as zippered arm openings, two front vents, a taller collar that can fold over and an additional rear zip pocket. The Oxygen SO does have an integrated neck warmer which is not found in the Xenon SO.
By: Dave Kolosek
March 27, 2012
I wear a Gore Tool Jacket Medium below 45 deg with a light Craft
I wear a Gore Tool Jacket Medium below 45 deg with a light Craft baselayer - below 30 deg I use a heavy Craft baselayer - I love the Tool jacket, fit etc... which Gore jacket would be good in the 40's and 50's? Is the fit like the Tool?
December 14, 2011
For a jacket that fits like the Tool, but is a little lighter weight, I'd go with the Countdown SO Jacket. Very similar fit, just a little lighter, but still full WINDSTOPPER, so you get very similar protection.
hope that helps,
Robert, Gore Bike Wear
By: Robert Thomas
December 14, 2011
Research out-of-stock versions:
- [membrane/laminate] WindStopper Soft Shell; [shell] polyester; [ stow-away headband ] 85% nylon, 15% elastane
- Windproof Rating:
- guaranteed windproof
- ergonomic race fit
- 2 side mesh, 3 rear compartment patch
- Recommended Use:
- commuting, touring, training in inclement weather
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 1 year