Wind doesn't stand a chance.

One of the lightest offerings from Gore Bike Wear, the Xenon 2.0 AS Vest is the perfect way to quickly enhance your core warmth during a mountain descent. Using the Xenon jacket as a base, Gore engineered the vest to offer excellent wind and water protection and better breathability. The key to this is the Gore-Tex Active Shield fabric.

The Gore-Tex Active Shield fabric offers extreme breathability with water and windproof protection. Lightweight three-layer construction is soft on the skin, yet durable for long-lasting performance. A proprietary lamination technology integrates the backer textile directly into the Gore-Tex membrane. The full front zip lets you quickly change air flow for comfort or, with the help of a draft flap, block it out completely. The long drop tail protects from road spray, and its elastic with a gripper hem to prevent migration. Having access to key items while riding is essential, so Gore gave the Xenon 2.0 Vest a large zippered back pocket to hold gear.

The Gore Bike Wear Xenon 2.0 Vest is available in Black, Red, and White. It comes in sizes Small through X-Large.

  • Mesh back inserts promote airflow to keep you cool and dry
  • Security zip pocket on back keeps your music, phone, or other valuables safe
  • Long back keeps you covered in the riding position
  • Comfortable ergonomically shaped collar
  • Elastic hem gripper keeps jersey from riding up
  • Reflective prints on front, back, and side for added visibility
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Light weight; fits in my jersey pocket

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

I wanted a light weight vest to get me through the early morning chills and for fast descents in the mountains. The Gore Xenon 2.0 delivers. Very packable. Sizing is not quite perfect. Fits fine in my chest (I wear a 42 jacket) but is a little loose at the waist.

very small sizing

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: M

Medium size is a very tight fit on chest and shoulders, and also very short in length. This on someone who is borderline a small size by measurements, and below average height.