R5 GORE-TEX INFINIUM Insulated Jacket

This award winning jacket is perfect for fall & winter. Virtually weightless is the best way to describe the experience of wearing this quiet, breathable, comfortable jacket.

As our mornings and evenings get colder the layers are essential. With the R5 GORE-TEX INFINIUM you have built in layers with light weight insulation that stands up to the cold without overheating. In the case where you might wear a long sleeve base layer try a short sleeve tech shirt with this jacket. Not only does it feel comfortable and warm, but the freedom that you experience with this technical piece is one of a kind.

While testing I took the R5 GORE-TEX INFINIUM jacket to about 6500 ft. where the temperature was about 30 degrees Fahrenheit when I started my 8 mile run. With the sun rising during the run I was interested to see how the jacket would perform in a range of 30 increasing gradually to about 50 degrees. This jacket is incredibly quiet and soft. As things warmed up I didn’t feel like I was sticking to the lining. The insulation is visible because it is a transparent shell. They call this an inverted appearance. These layers are magical. The insulation gives just enough warmth without making the jacket stuffy. And when the cold breeze kicks up it still provides that protection from the WINDSTOPPER lining.

The middle layer of insulation is POLARTEC ALPHA. This grid like insulation is extremely breathable and windproof. Moving in this jacket is very smooth and effortless. The 3 layers that are soft inside and out provide a free flowing experience. And there are reflective markings throughout the garment with 2 large pockets and a hood.

The back panel has a stretch patch around the lower back. This same smaller stretch material is in the wrists. These minimal pieces make for an excellent athletic fit. The versatility of this jacket makes it a great fall/winter season essential.

Overall this jacket is a marvel. Having this type of technical option is every winter runner’s dream. It is a very significant investment at $270US.

check out more detail @ https://www.gorewear.com/us/en-us/r5-gore-tex-infinium-insulated-jacket

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Gelder Lewis has been snowboarding for more than 30 years. He heard Mark Allen speak at a motivational meeting and wanted to do a triathlon. He decided to get in shape for the winter months so he started doing triathlon. Now he is totally addicted and loves to swim, bike, run year round. Gelder enjoys testing, writing, talking and presenting information about all things gear and how it can enhance the endurance sport experience. Gelder still snowboards until the Greatest Snow on Earth melts each season.