Gore Fusion Cross Windstopper Active Shell jacket review
November 26, 2012 - 7:00am
Strong fabric and features are all well and good, but ﬁt is the vital third F when it comes to jackets – and Gore’s new Fusion Cross feels custom-cut from the second you slide it on.Gore have been reﬁning the cut of their slim-ﬁt performance range for several years, and while there have been a few tight-forearm, bunched armpit or narrow-shouldered moments along the way, they’ve certainly got their designs dialled now.The pre-articulated sleeves (cut to ﬁt an already bent arm) and strategic stretch panels of the Fusion Cross are properly Saville Row for immaculate tailoring. The tall, softly lined and zip-guarded collar – and a subtly dropped but not penguin-long back – complete a gap-free ﬁt that keeps draughts out. But despite sealing you in so well it’s still superbly mobile, with no tightness or inﬂexib...
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