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9th February 2015, Paris

Gore presents new C-Knit Technology for hikers, trekkers and free riders

W.L. Gore & Associates, a technology-driven company, is unveiling its latest versatile 3-layer fabric. Now Gore-Tex products incorporating Gore C-Knit Backer Technology are 100% windproof and waterproof, yet lighter and even more breathable and softer than comparable previous generation products, according to the manufacturer.

The increased breathability and softer feel is achieved through a revolutionary backer construction made of an extremely fine nylon circular knit fabric and a lamination procedure specifically engineered to complement this construction.

Gore-Tex products incorporating Gore C-Knit Backer Technology are 100% windproof and waterproof. © W.L. Gore & Associates

The new product line is designed for hikers, trekkers, skiers and snowboarders looking for versatility and comfort. These new jackets and trousers will be available at retail for Autumn/Winter 2015.

ISPO Award 2015/2016

The Peak Performance Heli Line Six suit made with the new Gore C-Knit Backer Technology has won the Ski Category Outer at the ISPO Award 2015/2016.

The Heli Line Six suit that has a 4-puller zip system for entering and exit as well as a Boa adjustment system on hood is made from the new Gore C-Knit Backer Technology with a soft feel and a fit, designed to give the freerider maximum freedom of motion.

Every year, ISPO honours the most exceptional sporting goods with the ISPO Award. From 5-8 February visitors at ISPO Munich 2015 will have the opportunity to find out more at the ISPO Award Exhibition.

Applications

Gore offers a range of products to suit different outdoor activities and its Gore-Tex Pro fabrics are built for maximized ruggedness in extreme weather conditions and are ideal for mountaineering and expeditions.

The Peak Performance Heli Line Six suit made with the new Gore C-Knit Backer Technology. © W.L. Gore & Associates

Gore-Tex Active fabrics are breathable and lightweight and designed for high aerobic activities like running or cycling. Gore-Tex products feature a diverse array of functional clothing solutions for moderate outdoor activities, as well as everyday rain and wind. Gore calls this concept Fitness for Use.

New Gore-Tex products

The new 3-layer fabrics from the Gore-Tex products category address all hikers, trekkers, skiers and freeriders, who rate outstanding comfort and a soft fabric texture up there with ultimate wet weather protection.

The new backer is made with extremely fine yarns on circular knitting machines, producing a fabric with a little bit of stretch. A special lamination procedure was developed specifically for this new fabric technology. The knit backing slides easily over other layers, further enhancing wear comfort.

For the outer fabric, Gore uses soft, smooth textured nylon fabrics. Depending on the intended use, these can be anything from very thin, lightweight fabrics to heavier, more robust fabrics (i.e., for freeride trousers). Positioned between the backer and the outer fabric, the reliable and proven bi-component Gore-Tex membrane made of ePTFE fulfils its function, the company reports.

Manufacturing partners

A number of trusted brands are offering products with Gore C-Knit Backer Technology in their outdoor and snow sports collections for autumn 2015.

These include Arc'teryx, Armada, Berghaus, Burton, Dynafit, Eider, Elevenate, Haglöfs, L.L. Bean, Maloja, Mammut, Marmot, Millet, Montura, OR, Patagonia, Peak Performance, Quicksilver, Red Bull, Salewa, The North Face, Tierra, Trangoworld, Volcom, and Ziener.

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