Gore http://www.stuff.tv/gore/reviews en-GB Gore Cosmo cycling jacket http://www.stuff.tv/gore-cosmo-cycling-jacket/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The reversible Cosmo promises to be hi-vis biking jacket by day, and a socially acceptable coat by night. But does the convenience come at too high a price? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="460" height="640" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gore-bike-wear-cosmo-ii-jacket_0.jpg?1364299274" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you commute regularly by bike, you soon realise it's better for your health if you help drivers spot you quickly. </p> <p>That means bright lights and either a dodgy-looking hi-vis jacket or an even dorkier reflective sash. Until now, that is, because Gore Bike Wear's Cosmo jacket brings some much-needed style to the world of two-wheeled commuter clobber.</p> <p><strong>Clever design</strong></p> <p>The jacket is the result of collaboration between Gore Bike Wear and Evans Cycles (which has the exclusive on it), and you can tell a decent bit of thought has gone into its development. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £250.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It's pricey, but Gore Bike Wear's reversible, waterproof Cosmo jacket successfully blends cool looks and intelligent design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/gore-cosmo-cycling-jacket </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gore-cosmo-cycling-jacket/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/gore-cosmo-cycling-jacket/review#comments Cosmo cycling jacket Fashion Gore Fri, 05 Mar 2010 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14158 at http://www.stuff.tv Gore Phantom http://www.stuff.tv/gore/gore-phantom/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With its versatile zip-off sleeves, is this the mythical ‘all-year-round’ cycling jacket we’ve been looking for? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="900" height="1013" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/GOREphantomjacket.jpg?1364299742" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gore’s Phantom is a fairly water-resistant softshell jacket and outer layer designed for cycling. It also has a neat trick – the arms zip off revealing small t-shirt sleeves for maximum all-weather versatilitiy. </p> <p>In the winter, the WindStopper fabric does what it says on the tin. And short of a sustained soaking, it's fairly water-resistant too. Combine the Phantom with two light layers (or even just a merino wool base layer) and you're warm and dry enough for most winter rides.</p> <p><strong>Warm, cold, warm</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £100.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Almost the perfect all year round cycling jacket, but can’t quite handle the extremes</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/gore-phantom </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gore/gore-phantom/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/gore/gore-phantom/review#comments Fashion Gore Phantom Fri, 09 Jan 2009 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11581 at http://www.stuff.tv Gore Concept Airvantage http://www.stuff.tv/gore/gore-concept-airvantage/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Airvantage is the most expensive cycling jacket you’re likely to find – but also one of the most useful </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="180" height="135" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/819600b68th_0.jpg?1364300150" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cyclists are a fickle lot. Last year it was all about Gore-Tex. This year it’s all about the new waterproof wonder-fabric eVent, which we reckon is even more breathable than its rival. &nbsp;</p> <p>The problem is that this also means it’s cooler – fine if you’re stuffed with layers, but less good when said layers are soggy or sweaty. If you want the best of both worlds, the high-priced but brilliant Airvantage jacket should be on your shopping list.&nbsp;</p> <p>Puffer jacket</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £350.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lunatic puffer jacket that actually serves a purpose – at a price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/gore-concept-airvantage </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gore/gore-concept-airvantage/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/gore/gore-concept-airvantage/review#comments Concept Airvantage Fashion Gore Thu, 25 Oct 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8047 at http://www.stuff.tv