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Gore unveils new Windstopper ‘1beats2’ technology at Eurobike 2015

Made with a lightweight, elastic three-layer Windstopper laminate, the cycling jersey eliminates the need for an additional layer in certain weather conditions.

1st September 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Feldkirchen-Westerham

Sports/​Outdoor, Protective, Clothing/​Footwear

W.L. Gore & Associates, a technology-driven company, has unveiled its new 1beats2 design solution at Eurobike 2015, which took place in Friedrichshafen last week.

Constructed with a lightweight, elastic three-layer Windstopper laminate, the cycling jersey is said to eliminate the need for an additional layer in certain weather conditions, the manufacturer reports.

The lightweight, elastic three-layer Windstopper laminates are said to be extremely breathable, reduce the risk of overheating, offer considerable thermal protection and are totally windproof. © W. L. Gore & Associates

 At temperatures between 10°C and 20°C, cyclists will no longer need to constantly put on or take off their jackets during bike rides. The one-piece, extremely breathable Windstopper cycling jersey is designed to protect the wearer against the cold and wind, is light, offer great next-to-skin feeling and allow sweat to pass right through.

Variations in temperature

The idea behind the development of the new Windstopper cycling jersey came from professional bikers who encounter big variations in temperature, weather conditions and activity levels during long bike rides.

When cyclists set off in the morning, it is often cool and cloudy and they need to wear a jacket over their jersey. During the ride, the rising sun increases the temperature, requiring a stop to remove and pack away top layers. Long descents often take place in the shade or towards evening when it cools down, and once again, the rider requires an additional layer. These continual stops waste time and interrupt the rider’s flow.

One-piece garment

As a solution, Gore has developed 1beats2, a one-piece garment that is said to be ideal for cycling at temperatures between 10°C and 20°C. The lightweight, elastic three-layer Windstopper laminates are extremely breathable, reduce the risk of overheating, offer considerable thermal protection and are totally windproof, according to the company.

Alongside comfort and protection in a wide range of climates, the new 1beats2 designs are also said to offer cyclists the benefit of reduced weight: worn alone, the one-piece garment is up to 35 percent lighter than a regular jersey worn in combination with a jacket.

Furthermore, fewer layers mean perspiration passes right through. Therefore, cyclists can concentrate fully on the task at hand. They are not distracted by uncomfortable garments, and don't have to slow down or stop to change their clothing and break their rhythm.

W. L. Gore & Associates

Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics.

Headquartered in the US, Gore posts annual sales of more than US 3 billion and employs more than 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany, the UK, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world.

In Europe, Gore started its first business operations only a few years after the Enterprise's founding in 1958. Gore now has locations – sales offices as well as production facilities – in the key European countries dedicated to serving the markets of all of Gore's product divisions.

www.gore.com

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