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Quality goretex garments work great. Crappy quality/design goretex garments suck. It's not the goretex. Goretex was never designed to wick the kind of perspiration that comes from physical exertion. It's for stationary pursuits or light physical activity. That said, for motorcycle gear, I'm not specifically looking for garments that involve a goretex layer.

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I use a Klim PowerXCross Pullover. I chose this jacket because it has a high collar that I tuck up under my helmet. It's been the best I've found so far to solve water coming in around the neck.
I checked it out. Spendy but great quality. If that Horizon I ordered doesn't work out, I'll keep this in mind. Thanks!
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I checked it out. Spendy but great quality. If that Horizon I ordered doesn't work out, I'll keep this in mind. Thanks!
Rusty2, I bought my off Ebay about $180 which is pretty cheap for gortex.

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Rusty2, I bought my off Ebay about $180 which is pretty cheap for gortex.
Guess that is a good price, but you look at what appears to be an ultra simple garmet and it's hard to see that kinda money. I suppose it's all about the Gore Tex. Still, I may go this way if I don't like the Olympic Horizon I have on order.
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My first Gore-Tex garment was a Mountain Jacket from Berghaus. I still have it and it cost around $500, twenty years ago.

That jacket is a two-layer cloth. The latest garments from Klim and Aerostich are triple-layer. The cloth is extremely expensive, even wholesale, hence the prices. If they could make it substantially cheaper, all the major manufacturers would have it in their line-ups.

It's the best that is currently available, and priced to match. Depending on your type of riding, other gear might be perfectly appropriate and much better value for money. But if you want to keep out the water, in extreme conditions, there is no substitute.

For ultimate protection and flexibility, I recommend a two-piece suit with a 3/4 length jacket. Personally I stay away from the one-piece suit, but ymmv.
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