Running is, without doubt, one of the most well known outdoor activities out there, and because it requires no extra equipment, it is also one of the most affordable exercises. Biking is another fun activity that can be suitable for a lot of people. In parks and even on the streets, you will see many people on their bikes carrying on with their day, so not only is it a healthy and environmental friendly activity, it is also quite practical.
With all that being said, the list we have compiled today, includes sports jackets, specifically running and biking jackets, for those of you who were thinking of getting into those sports seriously. These jackets are designed to be quite comfortable, really lightweight and they have special features on their design, to make movement easier, which makes them an ideal choice.
In this article we are going to introduce you to the GORE brand, which is a professional brand, specialized in running clothes, but not limited to just that, because as we mentioned before, their biking jackets are also really good.
The list will include several items, from both categories, for men as well as women, so you will be able to find one that appeals to your style and preference. Let’s begin with the running jackets and then carry on with bike jackets.
GORE Running Wear – Essential Windstopper Active Shell, Men Jacket
The first one to make our list is a great jacket, with some very essential and practical features, which made it a must for the list. It’s a men’s jacket, long cut, made of 100% Polyester for the outer lining, and with Nylon and elastic material as an inner layer, which gives it elasticity and makes it quite comfortable.
It is waterproof, windproof and with reflective sleeves on the front and back, to keep you safe when running outside. It’s a shell jacket, with fleece padding, therefore making it a temperature adjustable jacket, in accordance with the weather. Under the arms, there are ventilation holes so you will definitely not overheat.
There’s a multitude of colors to select from, including: Brilliant blue, Red, Black, Fresh green and two different tones of orange. There are two side pockets and a high collar, with a covered zipper closure to the front and elastic cuffs on the sleeve to provide maximum insulation.
GORE Running Wear – Mythos 2.0 Windstopper Soft Shell, Men Jacket
The second men’s jacket is a soft shell one, with oversized reflective surface on both sleeves, and sides. It comes with two side pockets as well as a covered zipper, with also a high collar and finger space in the cuffs, so you will be at the top of your game under any circumstance and weather misfit.
The inner material is fleece, with ventilation surface, making this jacket very breathable and lightweight. It is hoodless, but windproof and waterproof nonetheless. There are eight colors available: Neon Yellow, Sulfur Yellow, Red, Black, Splash blue, Brilliant blue, Fresh green and Black with a combination of yellow.
Gore Running Wear – Essential Active Shell, Women Jacket
On to the women’s running jackets, the first one is the Essential active shell jacket, coming in the colors: black with white details and blue with black and white details. The jacket is hoodless, with a medium collar and with two side pockets and an exposed front zipper. It is hip – length in size, with Velcro adjusting around the cuffs. The material is waterproof as well as windproof, with a slim fit design.
Gore Running Wear – Air 2.0 Windstopper Active Shell, Women Jacket
The Air 2.0 Windstopper jacket for women is the second one for the ladies on our list, this one with a high collar and ribbed cuffs and waistband. The material is Polyester which means a high durability as well as weatherproof. It is a slim fit, in an elegant design. There are two side pockets and an exposed zipper on the front. The color selection includes these three colors: Ice Blue, Black and Hot Pink.
Done with the running jackets, now let’s move on to the biking jackets.
Gore Bike Wear – Mythos Essential 2.0 Windstopper Active Shell, Women Jacket
The Mythos jacket for women is quite a light jacket, with a slim design, and highly breathable. There are reflectors on the front and back, sleeves and also on the sides. There are also two side pockets and the jacket is insulated by the high collar and elastic cuffs on the sleeves, making it more suitable for the cooler days.
It is, of course, wind and water proof, and luckily, there is a wide selection of colors: Jazzy Pink, Magenta, Vista blue, Asteroid grey, Black, Ruby red, Waterfall blue, Brilliant blue, Rosa, White, Fresh green and neon yellow with black.
Gore Bike Wear – Phantom 2.0 Windstopper Soft Shell, Men Jacket
This 2 in 1 jacket is a must have for the gentlemen. It is both a jacket and, when necessary, a sports shirt, because the sleeves are removable, turning it into a short sleeves and lighter jacket, for those unbearable sunny days. The material comes with temperature regulating features, it is water repellent and windproof, also with several ventilation points, making it very breathable.
The jacket is designed to be an optimal fit, which means that it stretches according to your movement. Reflectors are once again present, on the front and back. The material is made of Nylon and elastic, with the outer lining being 100% polyester.
There are two side pockets and a medium height collar. There are several color combinations to choose from, such as: Orange and black, Red and black, Black and blue, Neon yellow and black, Green and black, White and orange and one all in black.
Gore Bike Wear – Power Trail Windstopper Soft Shell, Men Jacket
Our last jacket on the list, is a men’s jacket, which despite being very lightweight, it is designed to be worn in the cooler temperatures, with thermo – regulation features, so you will be warm and comfortable, when taking your bike to the mountains. There are safety reflectors on this jacket as well, and it comes with two side pockets and one on the chest.
The collar is high, the cuffs elastic and the zipper on the front is covered, to protect you from the wind and rain. There are zipper openings on the back, and on the collar there is an earphone opening, so you can enjoy your activity while listening to the music of your choice.
It is made of high quality, durable material, which will ensure that you remain dry and warm at all costs. The colors to choose from are: Black, Yellow, Blue, Green, Red and Ivy green.