London, Sunday 26th January 2020 – This year’s ISPO Award celebrations saw GORE® Wear claim the “Product of the Year” title for its GORE® R5 GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ Insulated Jacket – the first of its kind in the world. Included in GORE® Wear’s collection for autumn/winter 2020, the jacket is special in all sorts of ways, and not just because of its appearance due to a transparent face fabric. Featuring the new GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® lining construction, the jacket weighs a mere 250g (in size large) while still offering windproof protection. It keeps its wearer warm thanks to a Polartec® Alpha® insulation and is fully equipped with two zippered side pockets and a hood.

During the development phase, GORE® Wear designers focused primarily on the question of how they could make sure that the insulating layers remained dry and, consequently, effective enough for running outdoors in winter. After all, the less moisture a jacket takes up – from the baselayer and from outside – the more able it is to maintain its insulating capabilities. The key idea was to develop a completely new GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® laminate to be used as the inner rather than the outer layer, as is typically the case. The fabric is windproof, extremely lightweight (24 g/m²), breathable and ensures that sweat neither soaks into the Polartec® Alpha® insulation layer on top of it, nor into the rest of the jacket: water vapour is quickly transported out of the garment, ensuring that runners stay warm and dry. The outer garment layer also features an extremely lightweight fabric (31 g/m²) that is transparent and has a PFC free DWR treatment. The ingenious thing about this jacket is that the reflective tapes and brand logos are not on the outer fabric but instead on the insulation layer underneath it.

The result is an unbelievably light, soft-to-the-touch and stylish jacket that keeps runners warm and dry – even if they sweat a lot, or when the weather gets grim. This jacket is for runners and other outdoor enthusiasts looking for top functionality accompanied by a unique outward look and feel. Men’s and women’s versions of the GORE® R5 GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ Insulated jacket will begin to launch at retail for £219.99 in a variety of colour combinations in August 2020.

The GORE® R5 GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ Insulated Jacket can be viewed at the GORE-TEX stand A1 / 404 at ISPO 2020, taking place in Munich from January 26 to 29, 2020.