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Guardian Jacket

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Stowable weather protection for all-mountain winter riding and multi-day adventures. Layers well with other items, and doubles as a perfect après-ride jacket. Packs down to the size of a water bottle.


When the Guardian first dropped, it made friends fast. Light, breathable and impossibly weather protective, what started as a back of a beer mat doodle quickly became the new standard for high-intensity all-conditions trail riding. It even became something of a hit in the bikepacking scene, where its packability, helmet-friendly hood and adaptable on and off the bike fit won fans in search of a jacket that could go the distance, and do double-duty around the campfire at the end of the day.

Soon after the original Guardian shipped, we got to thinking about what might come next. Our wishlist? Lighter, more breathable, more manoeuvrable, more durable, and underscoring it all, the feeling of wearing ‘less’ jacket. So we designed it. And when fabric tech finally caught up, we built it.

The second edition of the Guardian is a refined iteration of the jacket you already love. From the well-placed torso pockets that eliminate bulk, to the generous rear drop for ample coverage in the riding position, we kept the original Guardian’s rider-requested features and applied them to the second generation of Gore’s advanced C-Knit™ Backer fabric. The result is a flawless foul weather bike jacket, built for the demands of fast-paced mountain biking, gravel riding and camping out.



  • GORE-TEX® Active 3L
  • 30d nylon plain weave / C-Knit Backer
  • Watertight #3 Vislon Front Zip


  • 250g


  • Over the helmet hood with adjustable draw cords
  • Elasticated cuffs
  • Watertight zippered torso pockets
  • Drop back hem
  • Hem draw cord
  • 13mm seam tape

Care Instructions

  • Machine Wash 40'C
  • Do Not Bleach
  • Tumble Dry Low
  • Iron Low
  • Do Not Dry Clean

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Relaxed Fit

Relaxed Fit

Perfect for layering or a more laidback vibe, Relaxed Fit products combine articulated patterns with an eased shape that works on or off the bike.



Made with GORE-TEX® Active 3L to meet the demands of fast, foul weather riding. Active is light, packable and soft to the touch, but still tough enough to earn the Gore-Tex® “Guaranteed to Keep You Dry” standard, a guarantee that waterproofness reliably holds up for the life of the jacket.



Built for fast descents, chills starts and late finishes, GORE-TEX® Active blocks the wind to help keep you comfortable and temperature-balanced.

7mesh Guardian jacket
  1. “I can see this jacket being a hit with thru hikers and world travelers or anyone who needs maximum versatility and protection out of their outerwear. This is a killer jacket. Definitely next generation outerwear. ”

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  2. “If you play all day and have fallen for the 7mesh aesthetic, the Guardian jacket is a winter riding investment worth making.”

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  3. “Yep. This jacket rules. There are times when it's particularly gnarly out that I prefer something a little heavier just because it seems wise, but the abilities of this jacket seem to transcend its feathery presentation. It'll mop the floor with anything ”

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  4. “When the skies take a turn for the worst, the Guardian is the jacket you want between you and the weather. The three-layer Gore-Tex fabric is bonded with 13mm seam tape and watertight zippers, creating a fully waterproof top.”

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7mesh Guardian Jacket


7mesh Guardian Jacket

7mesh Guardian Jacket

Product Reviews

  1. Blown Away

    Basically I’m blown away by the Guardian jacket, so much so that I’ve already picked up another one, this time in the Fiery Red! Keeping my original one for general use (off-bike) for now, as it looks great and is ideal to take with you anywhere.

  2. Athlete Pick

    My favourite rain jacket, period. Simple design and perfect fit keep it super light and packable. This is my go-to jacket for everything from rainy riding to ski touring.
  3. Athlete Pick

    My little shelter on the bike. This jacket has been my companion through winter training and big rides. Any time the tops of the hills are shrouded in clouds, this jacket is either on my back or in my bag. I use a size medium so that I have extra room for layers underneath if I need. Normally a ...

  4. Top notch

    Anyone looking for a jacket that has lots of hidden details, multimedia pockets, and flashy bits will be disappointed. Anyone looking for the best rain/foul weather riding jacket, in a minimalist package, will rejoice. Super light, packable, top notch performance, and is well worth the money. ...

  5. A jacket that delivers

    Ok, you could say it’s expensive but it’s also true that you get what you pay for. Look and fit are excellent. Does it do the job? Well, I tested mine on a session with high wind, rain and freezing rain....scores 10/10 in every department.....simply exceptional. A great product from a great ...


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