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Gore-Tex Active jackets combine breathability and permanent water repelling capabilities

Gore-Tex Active jackets combin...
The One Gore-Tex Active jacket for running or cycling provides waterproof breathability
The One Gore-Tex Active jacket for running or cycling provides waterproof breathability
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The One Gore-Tex Active material eliminates the need for a typical third outerlayer
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The One Gore-Tex Active material eliminates the need for a typical third outerlayer
The One Gore-Tex Active cycling jacket
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The One Gore-Tex Active cycling jacket
The One Gore-Tex Active cycling jacket illustrating how water permanently beads on the surface without getting through to the liner
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The One Gore-Tex Active cycling jacket illustrating how water permanently beads on the surface without getting through to the liner
The One Gore-Tex Active jacket for runners
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The One Gore-Tex Active jacket for runners
The permanent beading surface of the One Gore-Tex Active jackets are guaranteed to be permanently waterproof
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The permanent beading surface of the One Gore-Tex Active jackets are guaranteed to be permanently waterproof
The One Gore-Tex Active jacket for runners features a close-fitting, drawstring hood
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The One Gore-Tex Active jacket for runners features a close-fitting, drawstring hood
The One Gore-Tex Active jacket for runners
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The One Gore-Tex Active jacket for runners
The One Gore-Tex Active jacket for running or cycling provides waterproof breathability
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The One Gore-Tex Active jacket for running or cycling provides waterproof breathability
One Gore-Tex Active jacket for cycling being tested
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One Gore-Tex Active jacket for cycling being tested
Just shake the water off of the One Gore-Tex Active Jacket
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Just shake the water off of the One Gore-Tex Active Jacket
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Running and cycling gear either tends to sacrifice breathability in favor of keeping the rain out, or vice versa. The new One Gore-Tex Active Bike and One Gore-Tex Active Run jackets provide the best of both worlds by using a new material called Gore-Tex Active that provides a permanent beading surface that actually sheds water and provides greater breathability.

The use of Gore-Tex Active eliminates what had been a textile outer material on WL Gore's previous running and cycling jackets. The permanent beading capability of the new material prevents water from being absorbed into the liner and helps create what the company is calling the lightest and most breathable Gore-Tex product on the market.

The One Gore-Tex Active material eliminates the need for a typical third outerlayer
The One Gore-Tex Active material eliminates the need for a typical third outerlayer

Both the running and cycling jackets are guaranteed to be both water and wind proof and require no water repellant coatings, followup sprays or related treatments. Just shake the jackets and the water literally falls off. Once dry, the lightweight jackets fold up into a small size for easy packing.

Gore-Tex joins a number of brands that have been trying over the past several years to develop active apparel as waterproof and breathable as possible. Its limited edition One Gore-Tex Active jackets were developed with input by athletes and are the first garments from a new, brand-wide platform the company is calling Gore One. The running and cycling jackets are available now at the Gore Apparel website or from select dealers at a cost of US$300.

Check out the video below for more details about the jackets and their ability to shed water.

Source: Gore Apparel

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TomHolzel
Gore-Tex has been flat out lying about the "breath-ability" of its fabric for years. "Breathing" means to pass air. Gore-Tex does not pass air; it works by a form of osmosis--i.e., a glacially slow process of allowing a little bit of heated water vapor to pass thought the material. In below freezing weather, it doesn't pass any vapor at all because the vapor freezes on the inside of the garment. The sole advantage of Gore-Tex is that when wearing a jacket for along time--days, say as in camping--sweat may eventually dry out. But, their fabulous marketing campaign has created this mythical material that is "guaranteed to keep you dry." Ha!