Gore Bike Wear 2013 MTB Collection – Alp-X Jacket and more

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Gore Bike Wear (makers of the famous Gore-Tex material) may not be the first name you think of when it comes to cycling apparel. But that may soon change. Gore Bike Wear has many great technical features in their cycling-specific clothes like mountain bike specific chamois (vs. road cycling chamois). Check out these highlights of their 2013 collection, featuring apparel from their Alp-X (pronounced “Alp-Cross”) Series. Be sure to watch the entire video for the baggy shorts with innovative pocket placement!

Besides being available at select local bikes shops and REI, Gore Bike Wear is now available directly from their website listed below.

Brendan gives us a preview of some upcoming 2013 Gore Bike Wear MTB pieces from their high end Alp-X technical series of apparel.

Gore-Tex Active Shell Alp-X Jacket

  • New active shell material
  • Mesh bonded into the gortex material gives a nice next-to-skin comfort
  • Lightened up the material by 50% making it more breathable and packable
  • Waterproof zipper
  • Stretch Gore-Tex at shoulders, under arms and back
  • Silicone impregnation on shoulders for better wear resistance and grip for a hydration pack strap
  • Drop tail system on bottom for puddles or streams to keep dry
  • Zip off hood
  • $279.99

Gore-Tex Active Shell Bottom

  • Offered in a short, 3/4 and full pant length
  • Silicone impregnation at knees for better wear resistance
  • Stretch Gore-Tex panels in pedal zone, crotch, knees and up the back
  • Waterproof and windproof
  • $229.99 (Pant), $199.99 (3/4 Pant), $149.99 (Short)

Active Shell Vest

  • New product for Fall/Winter
  • Windstop Active Shell
  • Windproof and water resistant
  • Blue panel is windstop Active Shell lined with PrimaLoft lining
  • Sides have windstop panel with mesh backing for breatheability
  • Silicone impregnation at shoulders

Alp-X Soft Shell Bib

  • Zip front
  • Thermo backed panels in the areas that matter most
  • Regular very stretchable windstop panels where you need flexibility
  • stirrups at bottom with zip closures
  • Silicone impregnation at knees
  • Taped seam from front to the back for water resistance
  • Mountain bike specific quick dry chamois pad
  • $189.99

Alp-X Windstop Soft Shell Short

  • Shell only, no liner available
  • New product
  • Full windstop short
  • Silicone grip at top
  • Button with velcro back closure on the front and zipper
  • 2 levels of windstop – higher level warmer windstop in front and key flex areas have a lightweight stretchable windstopper
  • Silicone impregnation in sit zone for better grip on saddle and better wear reistance
  • Pockets in the back that slash at an angle for no interference with the sit zone
  • $119.99
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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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