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It was just a couple of weeks ago  when we saw the tech teasers behind the new Gore-Tex Active fabric that drops the outer textile to both improve breathability and make water bead up on the surface. Now just as we suspected, Gore’s own Bike Wear and Running Wear brands are the first to stitch the new membrane into some limited edition performance jackets that will be available in just over a week’s time under the Gore One name. Take a closer look with us across the fold…

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Gore One brings the Bike Wear and Running Wear brands together under one umbrella to encompass their innovative technological applications of their leading fabrics. The new Gore One range will include two new Gore-Tex Active jackets that can meet the needs of both cyclists and runners.

Taking advantage of the new fabric from the source, Gore’s new jackets are lighter, more breathable, and more comfortable than anything they’ve made before. Gore aims to build the new Gore One brand into one synonymous with cyclists and runners that are ready to go out and follow their passion any time and in any weather condition.

 

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The Gore One Bike and Run Jackets will feature the new Active membrane tech, with its permanent water-repellent surface. It is the lightest, most breathable material Gore-Tex has ever produced, and the first and only iteration that remains permanently waterproof without the need for a durable water repellent DWR coating. By removing the outer textile layer the jacket cannot wet-through like the typical outer textile would on most multi-layer waterproof membranes. This new membrane/fabric also creates a shake dry effect, where you can simply shake off beaded-up water and moisture during activity or when you return home.

The jackets take a minimalist approach with simple designs and a matte black finish that are meant to emphasize the functionality of the fabric. They will both be available to consumers in limited quantities starting December 15th, with more information expected anyday at: www.inspiration.goreapparel.com

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8 COMMENTS

  1. So are they making a cycling jacket and a running jacket, or two different models or both markets? If the latter, that means they will not fit well for one or the other. Well, I guess that is not entirely true…..if you are crawling on your hands and knees up a steep trail, that would be pretty close to the cycling position.

  2. Isn’t the big question with this membrane abrasion resistance and how well it stands up to dirt and grime? I won’t be taking this mountain biking anytime soon.

  3. @Pete nailed it. This membrane seems designed for activities where you are unlikely to be wearing a backpack or scraping against things. Or, you know, packing your jacket in a bag.

  4. I bike and run and love all my Gore-Tex jackets and pants for skiing and hiking, so I am looking forward to this jacket.

    I need to also disclose that I am part of Gore’s MountainTech program and periodically get items to test…though I will need to purchase this jacket when available.

  5. > I bike and run and love all my Gore-Tex jackets and pants for skiing and hiking

    You must enjoy the sauna!

    Anyway, I think I read on backpackinglight.com that this material actually has a small amount air permeability (similar to eVent or NeoShell). Up to this date, all of Gore’s waterproof membranes have had an air permeability of 0, and thus in real world use, have had poor breathability compared to eVent or NeoShell.

    Abrasion resistance on the new material will probably be poor… but it might be a very light jacket.

    Gore makes jackets that fit well, but without stretch, there will be compromises.

  6. have gore active shell, alp jacket.
    Not good, simple after one year , proper wash (granger s products) start to leak. Cost a lot. I used it for mtb in Dalmatia, not much rain here,

What do you think?