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Gore Wear combines stretch panels with Shakedry fabric in new lightweight waterproof jacket

Published April 10, 2018

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Gore Wear has combined its Shakedry lightweight waterproof breathable material with panels made of a new stretchy Gore-Tex fabric to create a snugger-fitting version of its Shakedry cycling jacket.

Gore introduced the Shakedry fabric about two years ago and it has been used by several brands in addition to Gore Wear. The new Gore C7 Gore-Tex Shakedry Stretch Jacket will be available only from Gore Wear. It retails for $369.

"This low force stretchable material is a new kind of Gore-Tex fabric that allows the production of a draped cycling-specific jacket that fits and performs more like a jersey, while still being completely waterproof," the company said. The company said the jacket improves on the original Shakedry jackets by being quieter and providing unrestricted movement. It also stretches over stuffed jersey pockets and still zips closed easily. The addition of stretch panels adds a small amount of weight and bulk compared to the original C5 Shakedry jacket, which remains available.

Retired pro Fabian Cancellara, who has been the global brand ambassador for Gore Wear since the spring of 2017 "contributed significant feedback towards the development of the jacket," the company said. Cancellara said, "I've been waiting for this jacket and technology to come to production for a long time: it's ultralightweight and super breathable; it fits into any jersey pocket, it's completely waterproof and it fits like a second skin thanks to the stretch inserts."

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