Gore Rescue B MTB rain jacket as light as they come

Cut is slim, hood fits under helmet, and it has full length zipper

Apparel Sea Otter Classic

2017 Sea Otter Classic

Gore Bike Wear

Gore has a new rain jacket tough enough for the rigors of mountain biking. Called the Rescue B, it uses the lightest three-layer Gore Tex material available and packs down incredibly small.

Many mountain bikers love Gore Bike Wear’s current off-road rain gear offerings (this reviewer included). While reliably durable, there are certainly lighter options available on the market. But now in a nod to gram-counters, Gore’s new Rescue B Jacket uses the lightest three-layer Gore Tex material the manufacturer produces.

The cut is slim and unlike the previous Rescue Jacket, it has a full-length zipper. Its hood is designed to fit under a helmet and features a rain gutter to keep water from running into your eyes. The 360-degree reflective accents increase rider visibility in low-light conditions. Available this fall, the Rescue B will sell for $250.

Gore Bike Wear

The 1985 Shake Dry jacket is intended for road riders or those in search of a super light, packable jacket for use without a hydration pack. The material doesn’t require regular application of a DWR coating to remain waterproof.

On the road side, Gore has updated its Shake Dry jacket, launched last year and featuring a permanent waterproof material. The new version has a slightly longer tail for additional coverage, and is slightly roomier. It is still a slim fit though to keep the racer crowd happy.

Now dubbed the 1985 Shake Dry Jacket, it pays homage to the first cycling specific jacket Gore produced in the mid 1980s. That jacket was orange, and the new model has orange accents as a subtle aesthetic cue to the original. Produced in both women’s and men’s versions, the 1985 Shake Dry sells for $300 and is available now.

For more information www.goreapparel.com.

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2017 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

About the author: Nick Legan

Nick Legan is happiest with some grease under his nails and a long dirt climb ahead. As a former WorldTour team mechanic, Legan plied his trade at all the Grand Tours, Spring Classics, World Championships and even the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In recent years, gravel and ultra-distance racing has a firm grip on Legan’s attention, but his love of mountain biking and long road rides hasn’t diminished. Originally a Hoosier, Legan settled in Boulder, Colorado, 14 years ago after finishing his time at Indiana University studying French and journalism. He served as the technical editor at VeloNews for two years and now contributes to Adventure Cyclist, Mtbr and RoadBikeReview. To follow along on Legan’s cycling adventures, find him on Instagram at @nlegan and be sure to check out his new book Gravel Cycling: The Complete Guide to Gravel Racing and Adventure Bikepacking.

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  • Tom says:

    There’s a sucker born every minute, and anyone who buys MTB specific clothing sure belongs to that category.
    MTB clothing is the most overpriced nonsense I’ve ever seen.

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