Waterproof Closure System targets motorcycle apparel.

Press Release Summary:

Intended for motorcycle garment manufacturers, GORE(TM) LOCKOUT(TM) Closure Technology has self lubricating, toothless construction that opens and closes easily and delivers 100% waterproof protection, resisting extreme wet weather. Toothless design also eliminates snagging and risk of garment damage through entanglement. Interlocking 2 double channeled polymer tracks, metal slider creates flat front finish, and can also be used on pockets and ventilation systems.

Original Press Release:

New 100% Durably Waterproof Closure System Delivers on Performance and Style

GORE(TM) LOCKOUT(TM) Closure Technology Resists Even the Most Challenging Weather Conditions

Motorcycling demands intricate design and optimum functionality at every level, so it comes as no surprise that this exacting industry is leading the way with the introduction of a new performance enhancing technology. The GORE(TM) LOCKOUT(TM) Closure technology is a 100% durably waterproof closure system for garments that delivers on performance and style.

From the manufacturers of GORE-TEX® fabric, the GORE(TM) LOCKOUT(TM) Closure technology has a self lubricating, toothless construction that opens and closes easily and delivers 100% waterproof protection, resisting even the most challenging extreme wet weather.

Rigorous laboratory testing has proven that this new innovation retains its waterproofness even after multiple thousands of opening and closing cycles. Field testing has further confirmed that this new, unique innovation allows motorcyclists to enjoy their wet weather days in complete waterproof comfort.

The introduction of this innovation enables Gore to offer an even more complete weatherproofing solutions tool kit to top brands aiming to deliver the most functional Motorcycling garments to market. As well as delivering total waterproofness, the toothless design also eliminates snagging and the risk of garment damage through entanglement. The ease of use makes this closure system extremely desirable to motorcycling garment manufacturers, as does its unique appearance.

The metal slider smoothly interlocks the two double channelled polymer tracks to create a visually distinctive flat front finish that immediately differentiates the garments. This unique look offers designers more creative freedom, especially as the system can be used to great effect on pockets and ventilation systems as well as the front closure of the jacket.

With more design creativity and significantly increased garment functionality, the new GORE(TM) LOCKOUT(TM) Closure technology has already been heralded as a great innovation with motorcycling brand leaders already committed to using the new system in their SS10 ranges. Furthermore, with the addition of the GORE(TM) LOCKOUT(TM) Closure, Gore is now able to offer motorcycling manufacturers its most complete range of solutions that will enable its partners to create the most desirable, functional garments on the market.
The following motorcycling apparel companies are amongst those who will be using the Lockout Closure in their collections: Rukka, Alpinestars, Hein Gericke, Held, Klim, Motoport, Rev'it!

© 2009 W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH, GORE-TEX®, GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY(TM), GORE® and logo are trademarks of W. L. Gore & Associates.

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