12. October, 2010

Durably waterproof leather garments guarantee waterproof protection for bikers

GORE-TEX Pro Shell Leather garments are the only guaranteed durably waterproof leather garments money can buy.

Leather has long been the iconic uniform of motorcyclists around the world.  Not only is this a question of style, but equally of performance.  Leather provides unparalleled levels of abrasion resistance and thanks to Gore’s fabric innovations, bikers can enjoy even better performance from their clothing with GORE-TEX Pro Shell Leather technology.

Engineered to deliver an unparalleled combination of durable waterproof protection, rugged durability and breathability GORE-TEX Pro Shell Leather motorcycle garments are designed to meet the demands of serious riders whose enjoyment relies on performance.  GORE-TEX Pro Shell Leather garments for motorcycling use a specially designed 3 or 4 layer shell laminate construction, which is as breathable as its textile equivalent and are the only leather garments that come with Gore’s “GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™” promise.

These innovative, comfortable and protective apparel solutions have already made a significant impact on the motorcycling industry with leading brands such as Dainese, Hein Gericke and Rukka all using the GORE-TEX Pro Shell and Performance Shell technologies in their current ranges.

The Rukka Merlin has been a huge success demonstrating the clear advantages of having top quality leather combined with waterproof, breathable performance.  Leather for every weather!  The suit is made from a 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell laminate with 1.2 mm bovine leather outer material which is highly breathable and hydrophobic.

The sports touring jacket from Held combines a GORE-TEX Pro Shell leather laminate with high friction resistant leather that is highly breathable and durably waterproof.  This garment also benefits from Gore’s TFL Cooling System.  This is a solar reflective textile treatment that is applied to the surface of the leather and has been proven to reduce the surface temperature by up to 30°C guaranteeing comfort in hotter weather

Renowned manufacturers trust GORE-TEX materials.
The following motorcycling apparel companies are amongst those who integrate GORE-TEX Pro Shell leather in their current collections: Alpinestars, Dainese, Hein Gericke, Kushitani and Rukka.