In this Wiggle blog post, staff rider Shane Banks gives us his first impressions on the incredible new ONE Gore-Tex Pro Jacket, from Gore Bike Wear. It is a special piece of kit!


My first impressions

Straight out of the packaging, Gore's One Gore-Tex Pro Jacket has that usual feel of quality, that I have come to expect of Gore Bike Wear kit. All the zips (Gold – but not actual gold!), seams, and the overall look of the construction shout out quality.

The jacket feels lightweight, but certainly not delicate; the outer surface has a slightly rough texture to it, and a touch that feels as if it will take the inevitable knocks and scrapes of off-road riding... time will only tell. For added pizzazz, the gold logo detailing is a very nice touch that matches the gold main zip.

I am 180cm tall, and a slim build; the medium was a good fit, and not too tight, which means I can layer up underneath if needed, as temperatures dip. The fit is close enough that there's not annoying flapping in the wind, though.

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My first ride in the Gore Bike Wear ONE Gore-Tex Pro Jacket

My first ride in the Gore One Pro Jacket was a nice little spin in the New Forest. There wasn't any rain to test its waterproofness (though I fully expect it to be amazing based on the specs); but it did test the breathability nicely.

On a cool, overcast evening, I was able to push the pace a bit, and at no point did I feel as if I was overheating or getting clammy. The large side vents did an admirable job of increasing airflow on the uphill sections.

The fit, allowed for good movement on the bike; with no feelings of restriction.

A chest pocket in the outer zip storm flap, was great for phone stowage – selfie access always a plus!

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I think this is the sort of jacket you'd either wear right from the start of a ride (if it's already raining); or certainly a jacket to pop in a backpack, for a day in the hills and mountains, where weather conditions can turn nasty.

I'll have a more in depth review coming soon; as the British winter really kicks in; then I can really see how much protection the Pro jacket offers! My first introduction has been a good one, though!

View the Gore Bike Wear ONE Gore-Tex Pro Jacket at Wiggle (Link)


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About the author

Shane Banks
Published on: 03 Oct 2016

Shane is the Cycle Apparel Buying Assistant - responsible for content on cycle clothing – He enjoys pretty much any type of bike riding, but mostly rides and races MTBs; getting out in all weather, all year round!