220 Triathlon Magazine - - KIT ZONE - gore­ap­parel.co.uk

The thick­est of all the jack­ets on test, the Gore, as the name sug­gests, is ex­tremely wind­proof but still breath­able. The durable outer layer is good in the wet and the re­flec­tive el­e­ments on the front, back and side help with vis­i­bil­ity on darker runs. We weren’t keen on the pink ver­sion here and much pre­ferred the look of the black and grey ver­sions avail­able, but the slim fit gives it a mod­ern look and the added bonus of zero flap­ping mid-run. The re­mov­able sleeves and hood make it ver­sa­tile, while the eas­ily ad­justable hood stayed up dur­ing the test. Both front pock­ets are zipped so es­sen­tials can be stored; we were im­pressed with the me­dia pocket with ca­ble out­let, but our phone felt heavy with­out thicker pocket seams. The snug cuffs have thumb­holes, but they pulled dur­ing our runs, and if the jacket isn’t zipped all the way up, the high, fleece-trimmed col­lar gets in the way.

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