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Guardian Jacket 2018

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.
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Description

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.

Features

MATERIALS

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

WEIGHT

  • 250g

FEATURES

  • 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.

WATERPROOF

WATERPROOF

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.

Windproof

Windproof

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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