The starter's gun went off for the brand Gore Bike Wear in 1985. The American company W. L. Gore & Associates developed the first clothing for cyclists from materials that they produced in the company. These include GORE-TEX®, GORE selected fabrics® and WINDSTOPPER®. Their outdoor clothing for cyclists is wind and waterproof, as well as being breathable. This proved to be a good idea and steadily helped the brand move forward. In the meantime, Gore bike wear is available throughout Europe, the USA and Canada, and Asia too.
But what makes the brand so successful? With Gore Bike Wear the company created the clothing that their employees wanted to wear. These keen cyclists are passionate about their sport and know exactly what bikers need. This is how every new product is extensively tested, modified and improved before going onto the market.
The clothing fits snugly like a second skin, so reduces wind resistance. Gore Bike Wear adapts to the movements of the cyclist on the bike. Not only the aerodynamics are right, but the materials used are also durable and hard-wearing - after all, athletes want to be able to train outside whatever the weather. This is important for your fitness and also gives you the freedom to do what you want, when you want. Cycling clothes are only efficient and functional if they protect you in all weather conditions. Gore Bike Wear does just that: it is windproof, waterproof and at the same time breathable.
In the case of the onion principle or skin-to-shell concept the base layer takes over the job of moisture management. This first layer absorbs moisture and leads it away from your body. The middle layer regulates the temperature, keeping you warm in winter and protecting you from overheating in summer. To do this, it traps the air in an insulating layer. The outer layer braves the elements. Outdoor jackets form a barrier against snow, wind and cold and functional jackets and cycling shorts protect the rest of your clothing from external influences. As they are breathable, they support your body's microclimate and its natural temperature regulation. This provides you with a feeling of comfort and wellbeing, helping you to focus 100% on your training.
The head-to-toe concept and accessories like thermal gloves, overshoes and helmet covers, provide the perfect complements to your outdoor clothing. After all, it's not just your body that needs protecting when you're cycling. Your hands, feet and head in particular play a crucial role in temperature regulation.
In the Keller Sports online shop you will find a wide range of protective and temperature-regulating Gore Bike Wear clothing, as well as innovative accessories.