By Adam Albright-Hanna
on 5.16.12
Photo by Gore

Gore Bike Wear’s Fusion GT AS ($280) might be the only jacket cyclists need all year. Whether you’re on the trail, on tour under the hot sun, or battling the freezing rain — the lightweight and extremely breathable Gore-Tex engineered shell provides protection from the wind and water, while still remaining comfortable.

It’s nearly mountain-bike perfect, too, thanks to rider-specific features like a handy zip-underflap, zip-port, in collar stowaway hood, and plenty of reflective print to keep you visible at night. The extra lightweight garment (maximum weight 400 grams) also boasts a relaxed fit without being baggy. The bright red and black color scheme is both bold and attractive and adds a nice air of sophistication in a sea of, frankly boring bikewear we’ve seen on the streets and trails. And for $280, try not to wipe out too much.

Buy Now: $280