To match the growing popularity of mesh and knit athletic footwear, Gore gets set to…
Last spring, we got an early preview of Columbia’s OutDry Extreme technology during a gear testing trip to Colombia. An innovative approach to waterproof jacket construction, OutDry Extreme basically turns the rain jacket inside out, placing the waterproof breathable membrane on the outside of the jacket. Now, Gore has come out with their own membrane-on-the-outside technology dubbed Gore-Tex Active with Permanent Beading Surface. Intended for high-aerobic activities in wet weather such as running, hiking, and cycling, the new textile ditches the face fabric that is prone to wet out. The result is Gore’s lightest and most breathable Gore-Tex product to date according to the company, and one with quick drying times. Basically all you have to do is shake it off.
Fall weather has finally hit the Bay Area and although this means we are far from suffering, it can make dressing for that daily ride a bit more difficult. Morning temps usually start out in the 30s before climbing to the high 60s during the day, with a consistent cool breeze. It’s too warm on long sunny uphills for a vest or jacket, but you’ll freeze coming down the other side without one. For those of us that get annoyed with continually having to shed or don layers, 7-Mesh came up with a solution–the Synergy Jersey.