Gore Bike Wear Windstopper AS

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For 2012, GORE BIKE WEAR® introduced GORE-TEX® Active Shell technology, utilizing the lightest, most breathable GORE-TEX® ever produced. The Active Shell design simultaneously integrated the three components of a GORE-TEX® shell (outer layer, GORE-TEX® membrane, and mesh liner) to create a fabric that was only half as thick as previous versions, and far lighter.

Moving into the 2013 Gore Bike Wear lineup, Gore applies a similar process to its WINDSTOPPER® textiles, to create WINDSTOPPER® Active Shell, which delivers windproof, highly water resistant performance in an even lighter weight final garment configuration than is possible with the completely waterproof GORE-TEX® shells.

WINDSTOPPER® Active Shell technology is available in the following product families and garments – each WINDSTOPPER® Active Shell garment having been designed to fit GORE BIKE WEAR®’s head-to-toe and skin-to-shell complete outfit system philosophy and to integrate flawlessly in fit, function, reflectivity, ergonomics, cut and seem placement with other garments from the same outfit family.

Mountain Bike Endurance

Stow pocket inside. Front zip with semi-lock slider. Zip underflap and zip port. Ergonomically shaped collar. Pre-shaped elbows. Long back. Elastic binding on edges. Reflective print on hem. Reflective logos on front, back, sleeve. Abrasion resistant print on shoulder.

  • Alp-X AS Light Jacket (only 110g, size Large)
  • Alp-X AS Light Lady Jacket (only 94g, size 38)

All-Mountain and Trail
Abrasion resistant material on shoulder (for hydration bag) and sleeves. Napoleon pocket with zip. Front zip with semi-lock slider. Zip underflap and zip port. Adjustable cuff. Zipp underarm vents. Abrasion resistant elastic binding on hem. Reflective piping on back and sleeves. Reflective logo on front, sleeve.

  • Fusion AS Cross Jacket

Enthusiast Mountain Bike

  • Countdown 2.0 AS Pants
  • Countdown 2.0 AS ZO (zip-off sleeves) Lady Jacket
  • Countdown AS Lady Vest
  • Countdown AS Lady Pants

Recreational off-road

  • Path AS Vest
  • Path AS Pants

Hi-Viz

  • Visibility AS Vest
  • Visibility AS Lady Vest


Road Race

Partial mesh lining. Zip pocket on back. Long back. Front zip with semi-lock slider. Zip-underflap and zip-port. Elastic Sleeve Cuff. Snap-insert on collar for easy, one-handed opening of the front zip. Ergonomically shaped collar. Partially elastic hem. Reflective print on sleeves, side. Reflective piping on back and sleeves. Reflective logo on front and back.

  • Xenon 2.0 AS Jacket
  • Xenon 2.0 AS Lady Jacket
  • Xenon 2.0 AS Vest

Road Recreational

  • Contest 2.0 AS Jacket

Source: Jasen Thorpe

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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 has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 12 years and 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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