01. April, 2010 ,

W.L. Gore & Associates presents first durably waterproof closure system – the GORE™ LOCKOUT™ Closure.

Maintaining market leadership through continual Research & Development has become the hallmark of W.L. Gore & Associates’ continued success in the garment and footwear industries. As well as securing the company’s position as best in class, the latest innovation enables the company to offer its partners their most complete waterproofing solution to date – GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™.

From the manufacturers of GORE-TEX® fabric, the new GORE™ LOCKOUT™ Closure technology is the company’s first 100% durably waterproof closure system and will be introduced into the motorcycling garment category for Spring 2010. The closure has two toothless self-lubricating double channelled tracks, which are easily interlocked using a metal slider. When closed, the closure is 100% waterproof and has a stylish flat front finish that immediately distinguishes garments using this technology.

Rigorous laboratory testing has proven that this innovation retains its waterproofness even after thousands of opening and closing cycles. As well as the 100% waterproof guarantee, the construction of the closure system eliminates snagging and the risk of garment damage through entanglement. The easy open-close action makes this closure system extremely desirable to motorcycling garment manufacturers, as does its unique appearance.

The GORE™ LOCKOUT™ Closure technology can be used to great effect on pockets and ventilation systems as well as the front closure of the jacket. This gives designers much more creative freedom when creating motorcycling garments – a fact that is reinforced by the number of motorcycling manufacturers who have already committed to using the new GORE™ LOCKOUT™ Closure technology in their SS10 GORE-TEX® garments ranges.

The introduction of this new system underlines Gore’s commitment to excellence and the company’s ambitions to remain ahead of the competition. With the GORE™ LOCKOUT™ Closure, Gore is now able to offer motorcycling manufacturers an enviable range of solutions that help 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 GORE™ LOCKOUT™ Closure technology in their collections: Rukka, Alpinestars, Hein Gericke, Held, Klim, Motoport, Rev’it!