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New Applications Of Gore SHAKEDRY Fabric

In the WL Gore & Assoc booth at the recent Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, they displayed two now applications of their SHAKEDRY fabric.

SHAKEDRY is extremely lightweight because the GORE-TEX membrane is the outer surface, meaning water simply beads up and runs off. It’s also the most breathable membrane yet, making it great for high intensity activity. Finally, it’s windproof.

First up is a concept jacket from Burton which incorporates insulation making it a very lightweight insulated shell. Notice this is a White Label garment meaning that it’s going to keep you comfortable, but it’s not the traditional “guaranteed to keep you dry” application we are used to. You’re going to see more and more uses of Gore’s flagship material ePTFE in new ways.

The other is a Cycling Jacket from Gore’s own brand, Gorewear. What’s unique about this minimalist piece is that they’ve added stretch technology under the arms and at the hem in order to facilitate bending forward on a bike. The C7 is available now.


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