12. October, 2010

The GORE LOCKOUT™ Closure technology protects riders from the most challenging weather conditions.

100% durably waterproof closure system delivers both performance and style. Design and functionality are the driving forces behind all motorcycling developments and the introduction the GORE LOCKOUT™ Closure technology in 2010 was a perfect example of how the motorsports industry leads the way.

From the manufacturers of GORE-TEX fabric, the GORE LOCKOUT™ Closure technology uses a self lubricating, toothless construction that slides open and closed easily.  Its construction has been subjected to rigorous testing in the lab and on the road and is guaranteed to deliver 100% waterproof protection even after multiple thousands of opening and closing cycles.  As well as delivering total waterproofness, the toothless design also eliminates snagging and the risk of garment damage through entanglement.

In response to consumer demand, Gore has recently introduced a silicone lubrication maker that accompanies every garment featuring the LOCKOUT™ Closure.  A few gentle strokes of the pen applies a thin layer of silicone to ensure light smooth operation.  Supporting retail information has also been produced to ensure that consumers understand this unique technology.

The LOCKOUT™ Closure allows Gore to offer the most comprehensive weatherproofing solutions tool kit available to top brands aiming to deliver the most functional Motorcycling garments to market.  Many leading names have already adopted the technology because as well as performing well it also allows designers to create a very different look.  The metal slider smoothly interlocks the two double channelled polymer tracks to create a visually distinctive flat front finish that immediately differentiates the garments.  The design also improves ventilation as it traps the air in the garment.

With more design creativity and significantly increased garment functionality, the new GORE LOCKOUT™ Closure technology has already been heralded as a great innovation with motorcycling brand leaders.

New for 2011 from Rukka are the men’s Argonaut and ladies Armiina jackets featuring the LOCKOUT™ Closure.  Made using a 3-layer GORE-TEX Pro Shell laminate with Armacor these are the perfect example of how the new technology can be used to deliver a good looking, durably waterproof garment.

Another example of a very stylish jacket that uses the LOCKOUT™ Closure comes from one of Gore’s new partners for 2011 – Rev’it.  The Everest GORE-TEX Pro Shell jacket from the company’s first collection in partnership with GORE-TEX products demonstrates the versatility of the new closure –used here on chest pockets for easy access whilst riding – and shows how sleek garments using this technology look.

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 2011 collections:  Hein Gericke, Held, IXS, Klim, Motoport, Rev’it!, Rukka and Stadler.