|GORE RUNNING WEAR™ Outfit Systems|
words/images Judith Ecochard
GORE-TEX®'s techy fabrics and textile treatments have a large footprint on the outdoor apparel industry---with it's many permutations on the windproof/breathable/waterproof lightweight mantra widely embraced by makers of functional clothes, accessories and footwear.
The company's also makes a very popular line of functional bike apparel---and is now putting a big USA emphasis on its running line of performance wear- aka GORE RUNNING WEAR™ Outfit Systems-an entire collection of..."advanced layering and accessories combined to enhance performance."
|running cap-offers maximum ventilation via mesh inserts, terry cloth band inside, back velcro adjustment|
Gore has designed interchangeable (imo) tops, bottoms, jackets and base layers broadly aimed at specific types of runners-urban or trail, sub-divided into the ability of the runner-fitness, ambitious and performance...and further sub-divided for different weather conditions/terrain etc.
Nice touch---the design elements match up the key pieces for each system...with details that take into account the realistic needs of a runner...
For women...the collections were labeled Magnitude, Air Lady, Sunlight, and Essential
|Air 2.0 AS Lady Jacket-Windstopper® Active shell-2 layer fabric, venting-2 pockets, partially mesh lined, sleeve hem with thumbhole, reflective logo on sleeve, adjustable collar with one had use|
|mesh back pocket w/key security karabiner,|
For starters---we saw a series of really smartly designed slim cut jackets for men and women---made for Gore-Tex's performance Active or Windstopper® fabrics=that vent out the heat---
|Sunlight 2.0 GT As Lady Jacket-Gore-Tex® Active-breathable rain protection...2 zip front pockets, adjustable hood, hem width adjusted w/ one hand -cord stoppers in pocket, reflective logo on front and sleeve, and side piping, elastic sleeve cuff,|
|extra venting underarm---soft hand feel overall|
Designed for the "urban runner"- versatile and multi-functional-SUNLIGHT series...
|Lady's Sunlight 3.0 Singlet-Fading-mock layered look-airy, light, moisture wicking top w/ stretch, contrast flat lock seams, reflective graphics on back|
|Sunlight 3.0 3/4 Tights- straight leg hems---flattering stretch wide waistband-adjusts w/ flat cord, reflective graphics on back, contrast flat lock seams|
|SUNLIGHT 3.0 AS Lady Vest Windstopper® Active Shell mesh lined-2 front zip pockets, reflective detailsm over hip slim fit|
|Air Lady 2.0 long shirt-ultra thin, venting with back pocket for layering or sun protection...xtra long sleeve w/ thumbholes keeps fingers warm|
|reflective print on back|
|Air 2.0 Lady Shirt-cooling/venting---back pocket, flat lock seams, reflective print on back|
|AIR 2.0 LADY TANK Top-slim cut, back pocket, integrated support bra w/ wide+soft rubber elastic, flat lock seams, mesh insert in back-ventilates, reflective print on back + shoulders|
|AIR Lady Skirt 3/4 -w/ integrated 3/4 tights, moisture wicking, fron tand hip pockets, inner pants with partial mesh inserts for ventilation, flat lock seams, reflective print on back|
|close-up of skirt-super lightweight-with ventilation|
MEN also had a running system theme of things (Magnitude, Mythos, Air, Flash, Essential, X-RunUltra, and X-Running...for different types of runners-on different terrain...for four season wear.
|MYTHOS 2.0 Split Shorts-made for longer strides, small inside pocket on waistband, reflective logo front-inserts on side, adjustable elastic waistband, lightweight, venting|
|Magnitude 2.0 Zip Shirt-race long distance runner who is out there in all conditions-performance shirt w/ mesh inserts to ventilate, media pocket, flat lock seams, reflective logo front-graphics on back|
|2 side pockets on back|
|Magnitude 2.0 Split Shorts mesh inner pants, inside pocket, mesh insert back, adjustable waistband flat cord, reflective print on back+ front logo|
|X-Running Zip Shirt Long-ultra light -partially glued+ ultrasonic seams--ideal for those running w/ backpack- reflective logo front, zip underflap and zip port...|
|abrasion resistant print on shoulder, close fit collar|
|concealed zip back pocket-reflective logo back|