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    Anyone tried Gore Shake-Dry Jacket?

    I've been seeing ads for ONE GORE-TEX Active Jacket with Shake-Dry technology. There's a bike version and a running version.
    It's
    ultra light!
    folds up in a tiny bundle!
    it's waterproof!
    it's windproof!
    it shakes dry!
    it's breathable!
    it's (whoa!) matte black!
    IT'S #*!!% EXPENSIVE!

    That said, if it actually lives up to the hype, I'd go ahead and fork over the $$$ because having a truly functional light-weight jacket that really does all the things it claims to do is pretty close to priceless.

    Anyone bought one and tried it in the rain????

    ETA: NorthFace has used this fabric in the Hyperair Jacket
    Anyone aware of other brands who have adopted this fabric?
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    At that price I'm not going to
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    Whoa, $280 of your American dollars......not an overly surprising price. I'd have to ride a lot in the rain to want to buy this.

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    This is something I try to live by: No matter how much I like something, if I don't think it's worth the price I'm not going to buy it.

    That jacket looks awesome, and I'd get the one with the hood, but not $300 awesome.

    Again, that's me.
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    If it works as well as advertised, then I think it is a reasonable price point for a pretty unique rain jacket.

    I just wish the bike version had at least a detachable hood - at that price, it would need to serve as a everyday rain jacket as well.

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    If money were no object I'd get one in a heartbeat, it would be nice to stuff in a jersey pocket on inclement weather days.
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    :thumbsup:It doesn't matter what I ride as long as I ride it Rubber Side Down●~●.

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    My bike cost less!

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    I typically use cheap clothing as I find it works well enough, or just as well as the dear stuff. Cheap safety glasses, ALDI trousers, cheap shirts.

    The two exceptions I make are 5-10 shoes and Gore jackets. Believe me I have tried to find alternatives to Gortex, I have a bunch of then in a box here, but none of them work as well. They either sweat you like pig or are not actually waterproof.

    After years of trying I admitted defeat and bought another Gore jacket. Not regretted it. The stuff works.

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    Never seen Gore bike stuff for sale locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyJo1 View Post
    THANK YOU! Their big July 4th sale started yesterday. The size will be a guesstimate -- most reviewers say it is a very small and a snug fit; I want to have room for at least a fleece or a base layer with down vest. At this price, it has to work for a lot of activities, in addition to cycling.

    I was at REI last week and tried on the North Face HyperAir (same fabric). It's a blockier fit, has a hood and is somewhat heavier: 4.2 oz vs 7.4 oz.
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    One of the reviews on Competitive Cyclist commented that the coating on the jacket seems to be fragile and may wear off when using a hydration pack. Something to consider.

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    I have other gore tex Jackets that cheaper and perform just as well.



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    That is a ton of money for that jacket.

    For the past four or five years, almost all of my road bike clothing has been Gore products (jerseys, bibs and jackets). These products are well made and perform as advertised. I am surprised their cycling products are not more popular.

    I have never paid MSRP for a Gore product. Off season, it is easy to find Gore products at 40 to 60% off MSRP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 410sprint View Post
    I am surprised their cycling products are not more popular.
    I'm not. They're expensive.

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    Right now, CC has Gore gear (Mostly road, but some MTB stuff) on sale up to 80% off.

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