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Ready for anything.
The Sportful Survival Gore Tex Men’s Jacket is a race-ready jacket for facing down Mother Nature’s worst. Thanks to the Gore Tex Active Shell construction, it blocks out the worst wind and rain, while still being light enough to keep you comfortable during extended, hard efforts. And because it was developed in conjunction with the Tinkoff Saxo pro team, the cut and features are unassailably functional at the sport’s highest levels.
To ensure that the Survival jacket was capable of fending off heinous weather, Sportful chose to build it out of Gore Tex Active Shell. This three-layer construction employs Gore’s legendary waterproof breathable membrane, which allows sweat vapor to evacuate, while providing guaranteed waterproofness, even when faced with a deluge. The light outer fabric is treated with a DWR coating, which helps water to bead up and roll off. This prevents the jacket from wetting out, which reduces the fabric’s breathability. Additionally, because of Active Shell’s lightweight construction, the Survival jacket easily packs into a jersey pocket, meaning that it’s not cumbersome to add such superior protection to your arsenal. Technical dialogue aside, the result is a lightweight, breathable jacket that lives up to Gore Tex’s legendary waterproof guarantee.
Technical fabrics are just that, fabrics, until they’re arranged in a functional manner. And on-the-bike function was the single-minded focus when developing the Survival jacket. Accordingly, the chest and abdomen are relatively tucked in, avoiding unsightly, and un-aero, stomach bulge when in the riding position. The drop tail keeps your backside covered, while a hidden wheel-spray flap can be deployed during the worst of the storm, and buttoned out of the way when it’s no longer needed. Zippered wrists make it easy to pull this jacket on without removing gloves or arm warmers, and the cam-lock zippers are easily operated by gloved hands. Zippers in the underarms allow for added ventilation when you start working up a sweat. And reflective details make you more visible to drivers, keeping you safer on the roads, which is especially important when riding in inclement weather.
The Sportful Survival Gore Tex Men’s Jacket is available in seven sizes, from X-Small, to 3X-Large, and in the color Black.
- Q & A
Very Happy, Great Jacket
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
I'd been researching and contemplating a new gore tex jacket for a season or two before I decided to go with this one. The sale price brought cost to a range that I could accept for a high performance jacket. Living in the PNW means rain is part of our equation on a regular basis which probably means I have more $$'s in rain gear than I like to admit. I love my Gabba for most wet rides but when it's full on rain, in my opinion nothing beats a proper shell.
This jacket is very light weight, and about the perfect "form" fitting design, you can tell some pro's helped guide the fit and finish. Long drop tail is nice, no flapping in the wind, and the zippers at wrists are much nicer than traditional Velcro for tapering the fit and avoiding a loose fit.
As you'd expect from goretex, it's really breathable and on 2 rides so far, one of which was dumb to even be out, I did stay dry. I pair it with a long sleeve merino base layer and it covers me for a good range in temp. I would def recommend this jacket. I compared against Gore, 7mesh, etc, there are only a handful of "road cut" goretex options and this one was a good balance of style, fit, and technical design to keep water out.
I'm 6', 165lbs, fairly lean but I do have some upper body (primarily mountain biker). I generally run size L in Castelli, so I went with a Large (itialian/euro sizing....) because I wanted a close fit, it's perfect.
My only gripe is I thought that rear thing was a pocket, it's actually just where the flap can snap up and out of place. Using just a base layer plus this was the plan but no pockets prompts adding a jersey too for storage. Not the end of the world.
Also, PIT zips in a good, smart location that let's air in, but easy to operate while moving.