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PSA: Want a Gore ShakeDry jacket at a discount?

Old 01-05-19, 09:45 PM
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PSA: Want a Gore ShakeDry jacket at a discount?

Arc'teryx Norvon SL @ REI

I just got one. Hope to ski in it tomorrow, can't say much about it yet except the back is long enough to provide good coverage in the road position, and the arms move freely without the chest moving around, double polling won't be an issue. No pockets anywhere. Comes with a stuff sacks XL packs down smaller than an apple. I'll post more about breathability after I've had a hard ski in it.

Also, REI has a 365 day return policy, no restocking fee, etc. Good place to buy something you think will work, but aren't sure of.
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$209 is a good price. Hoodie tho.

The Gore C5 Shakedry 1985 jackets are $224 at Competitive right now.

Vis: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/g...iz-jacket-mens
Non-vis: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/g...85-jacket-mens
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The Gore Shakedry is pretty amazing, makes every other rain jacket seem like a plastic bag
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[QUOTE=TimothyH;20734347]$209 is a good price.[/QUOTE]

The devil is in the details. Only the black/blue color is $209, and it's only available in XL.. The other two are $299.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
$209 is a good price. Hoodie tho.

The Gore C5 Shakedry 1985 jackets are $224 at Competitive right now.

Vis: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/g...iz-jacket-mens
Non-vis: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/g...85-jacket-mens
I had you in mind when I posted this.

I like to go out and ride 40 to 50 miles, on scenic and new-to-me roads. Ideally over mountains. The weather can change drastically, and you really don't have much opportunity to bring extra clothes along on a road bike. So having the right clothes on when you leave is a pretty important part of cycling. You're somebody who understands this. Probably because you go out in weather that most of us would stay home for.

Thanks for the alternatives!
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The devil is in the details. Only the black/blue color is $209, and it's only available in XL.. The other two are $299.[/QUOTE]

Didn't realize the sale price was only for XL. That's my size, I didn't bother to look at others, assumed the jacket itself was on sale in any size. Sorry to waste your time.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
The devil is in the details. Only the black/blue color is $209, and it's only available in XL.. The other two are $299.
Didn't realize the sale price was only for XL. That's my size, I didn't bother to look at others, assumed the jacket itself was on sale in any size. Sorry to waste your time.[/QUOTE]

Yeah. A bit deceiving. Only the one color combo out of three is on sale and, but the time I looked, the one color combo that is on sale only had XL left.

No problem. Was worth the look anyway.
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Everything is $224 when I look at the site.

Neon, red, blue, black in small, med, large... everything.

If you really want one then give them a call. They will likely honor the price.





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Old 01-08-19, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Everything is $224 when I look at the site.
I was referring to what is being offered on the REI site, hence my attempt to quote your $209 language.
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Ah. Sorry. Never mind.
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I just found the C5 1985 Vis Shaekdry at Chain Reaction for $211.29

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/.../rp-prod166446
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Gore C5 Shakedry 1985 (non-vis) jacket - $195
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/.../rp-prod166925

The more stylish Vis version is still $211.
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I skied for just shy of 4 hours today, never took the jacket off. I did 2,300' of elevation gain, a 15 minute descent, a mix of intensity. Kept breaking a sweat, but got back to the car almost completely dry. I can take it off, clip the stuff sack to my belt, and forget it's there.

This is the best Nordic ski jacket I have, and I have many. Cross country skiing and road cycling have a profound carryover, anything breathable enough to ski in is plenty breathable enough to ride in.

All of this feedback is about the ShakeDry stuff, not the dead bird jacket. It fits me perfectly and the arms have enough mobility to double poll, but the stuff Timothy has found will work just as well, perhaps better, on the bike.

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/3286763646
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/3278614904
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The Vis version of the Gore C5 Shakedry 1985 is now $209.93 at REI

https://www.rei.com/product/137768/g...ke-jacket-mens
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Most vendors have raised the price for the Gore C5 Shakedry jackets back up to around $300. My guess is that these are now selling the 2019 version exclusively.

For those who still might be looking, REI has the Viz version in size small for $209.

Chain reaction has the 2018 Viz version in several sizes for $211.
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during black Friday, the C7 shake-dry were around $180
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I put a small hole in mine, in a spectacular crash. I overcooked a turn ("the turn") on an icy day, hit the ground, wound up with my skis tangled around me. Got back up on my feet and immediate face planted. At some point in all of this, I slid about a yard on my shoulder, still have a bruise.

I'm going to see what Arc'teryx has to say about repairing it. I don't think I'll be skiing in it going forward though. I was very excited to have full storm protection, it packs small enough to clip to your belt and forget so I'll probably still carry it.
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Duc Tape for the repair.
I hate black
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I put a small hole in mine, in a spectacular crash. I overcooked a turn ("the turn") on an icy day, hit the ground, wound up with my skis tangled around me. Got back up on my feet and immediate face planted. At some point in all of this, I slid about a yard on my shoulder, still have a bruise.

I'm going to see what Arc'teryx has to say about repairing it. I don't think I'll be skiing in it going forward though. I was very excited to have full storm protection, it packs small enough to clip to your belt and forget so I'll probably still carry it.
Glad you are able to post about it. I'd be interested to hear what Arc'teryx has to say.

McNett's/Gear Aid makes patches for Gore-tex, puffy jackets, sil and PU nylon, etc.

https://www.gearaid.com/products/ten...patch-gore-tex

I pulled the trigger on the Gore 1985 Viz last night.


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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I put a small hole in mine, in a spectacular crash. I overcooked a turn ("the turn") on an icy day, hit the ground, wound up with my skis tangled around me. Got back up on my feet and immediate face planted. At some point in all of this, I slid about a yard on my shoulder, still have a bruise.

I'm going to see what Arc'teryx has to say about repairing it. I don't think I'll be skiing in it going forward though. I was very excited to have full storm protection, it packs small enough to clip to your belt and forget so I'll probably still carry it.
I have this jacket in the first iteration colour way (blue zippers and highlights), chose this over the Gore stuff because 1. this has a hood, and the hood rolls up nicely 2. it doesn't say GORE-TEX in massive fonts on the sleeves like how Gore does it.

I normally use it for road riding, trail running, and used it once for mountain biking (too scared of crashing and tearing this jacket). The front zipper isn't fully waterproof, not a big deal to me but it will irk some especially at this pricing.
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I don't get it.

A couple of tiny spots of yellow on their "Vis" jackets???

At least their C5 Gore-Tex jackets have a bit more color to them, although they seem to like Skunk Stripes.

https://www.gorewear.com/us/en-us/go...et-100193.html

Most other brands do much better with high-vis.
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Nearly all Gore-tex jackets, such as the Active series in the link you included, are a Gore-tex membrane laminated to another polyester layer (sometimes two). The ShakeDry jackets are just the membrane itself, which is why they only weigh about 100 g, which is roughly 1/2 of that Active jacket, and why they are less durable. But they are waterproof, breathable, and fantastically light.

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I don't get it.

A couple of tiny spots of yellow on their "Vis" jackets???

At least their C5 Gore-Tex jackets have a bit more color to them, although they seem to like Skunk Stripes.

https://www.gorewear.com/us/en-us/go...et-100193.html

Most other brands do much better with high-vis.
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Originally Posted by GuitarBob View Post
Nearly all Gore-tex jackets, such as the Active series in the link you included, are a Gore-tex membrane laminated to another polyester layer (sometimes two). The ShakeDry jackets are just the membrane itself, which is why they only weigh about 100 g, which is roughly 1/2 of that Active jacket, and why they are less durable. But they are waterproof, breathable, and fantastically light.
And only in dark colors?
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
And only in dark colors?
Correct. It's the color of the membrane.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
And only in dark colors?
The fabric is only available in that one color. That's part of the trade-off. It's three lightest and most breathable waterproof/windproof fabric available, but it's fragile and only comes in blackish gray.
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