A new generation of GORE-TEX products for severe snow and mountain conditions
GORE-TEX is constantly improving its fabric technology in response to feedback from mountain experts and outdoor visionaries operating in extreme and unpredictable conditions around the globe.
Outdoor professionals and extreme athletes, who challenge themselves ice climbing or on winter mountaineering expeditions in 3,000 m mountains, look to GORE-TEX products to provide durability and weather protection regardless of the conditions.
By pushing themselves and their equipment to the limits, their ongoing field tests help fuel the continuous development and evolution of waterproof, breathable and durable fabric technology. Goldwin is now launching two new apparel series based on the latest GORE-TEX fabric technology: the rugged and durable GORE-TEX Pro shell jacket and pants and the lightweight, agile GORE-TEX Fly Air jacket and pullover.
GORE-TEX Pro materials provide the most durable, no-compromise long-lasting protection of all GORE-TEX fabrics and now feature a range of evolved technologies: Most Rugged, Advanced Stretch, and Most Breathable. For this winter collection, Goldwin is using 40-denier GORE-TEX Pro Most Rugged for its durable waterproofing and increased strength and abrasion resistance without compromising on breathability. The 3-layer fabric is used to build Goldwin’s latest hardshell jacket and pants designed for the unpredictable winter mountain conditions faced by alpinists, skiers and climbers. In addition, Goldwin’s latest styles are full of technical details to help cope in extreme environments, such as the GORE-TEX PRO Jacket’s 3D construction that ensures greater mobility and the high, protective collar with double flaps to seal out cold-air and moisture. In addition, the innovative tapeless YKK AiryString™ zippers are easy to operate even with gloves on. And the new Goldwin GORE-TEX PRO Bib pants offer improved breathability with strategic mesh backing at the upper section to release excess heat and a pattern cut for optimized manoeuvrability.
For winter enthusiasts seeking for lightweight mobility for active use in snowy outdoor environments, Goldwin is launching its GORE-TEX Fly Air Pullover and GORE-TEX Fly Air Jacket. Made from 30-denier fabric, they offer lightweight weather protection with significantly improved mobility. Goldwin’s original 3D construction considerably increases range of motion, allowing the arms and shoulders to move more freely. As such, they are ideal for hard-core winter activities like ice climbing or ski mountaineering. Moreover, there are enhanced functional details, such as attachment loops at the hem to prevent the fabric from creeping up and zippers that allow access to inner pockets and mid layers, but that also double as ventilation. The design of both styles should also be mentioned. Inspired by Japan’s distinctive seasons, they come in five elegant colours and feature sophisticated tailoring, including Goldwin’s signature spur line that symbolizes its skiing background.
GORE-TEX PRO Jacket
GM01310 / € 780.00
Made with new GORE-TEX PRO Most Rugged technology that offers the highest levels of durability of all GORE-TEX fabrics, the Goldwin GORE-TEX PRO Jacket combines excellent waterproofing, durability, and moisture-permeability. With its 40-denier thickness, this 3-layer laminate hardshell jacket provides solid security in rain, wind and snow and will withstand snags and scratches from rocks and ice tools while climbing in challenging winter conditions in the mountains.
A further highlight is the innovative AiryString™ front zipper. The teeth of zipper are directly sewn to the fabric without zipper tape, which causes significantly less friction and makes the action smoother than conventional waterproof zippers. Moreover, the zipper’s inner double flap construction keeps rainwater out. The length is cut slightly longer and has an integrated snow skirt. The hood is sized for helmet compatibility. And the jacket’s three dimensional pattern provides room at arms and shoulders to allow a wider range of motion.
GORE-TEX Fly Air Pullover
GM01300 / € 690.00
Tailored from smooth lightweight, 30-denier GORE-TEX, while maintaining the original durability and moisture-permeability of GORE-TEX products. The GORE-TEX Fly Air Pullover has a 3D pattern that allows a wider range of motion at the torso and sleeves to ensure mobility for the arms and shoulders. This anorak-styled pullover jacket made with a 3-layer GORE-TEX laminate offers advanced lightweight mobility for harsh winter mountain environments, including 3,000 metre summits.
Long side zippers that run from the cuff to the hem enable an easy on and off, neatly resolving the dilemma of pullover anoraks. In addition, they allow direct access to the inner zipper pocket via the underarms. This can also provide extra ventilation if needed, while two tabs at each side prevent fabric flapping. The angled, front offset zipper is designed to minimize interference, and the attachment loops at the hem prevents the hem from riding up during intense activities, such as ice climbing.
GORE-TEX Fly Air Jacket
GM01301 / € 670.00
Lightweight functionality meets aesthetic Japanese design
The GORE-TEX Fly Air Jacket is a lightweight, functional shell jacket made with durable and lightweight 30-denier GORE-TEX. Three-dimensional patterning gives increased mobility at the arms and shoulders to ensure a perfect fit for serious winter mountain climbing. There are clever details, such as attachment loops at the hem that prevent the hem from sliding up and a high, protective storm collar for increased heat-retention at the neck. In addition, this jacket has Velcro inside the front flap to enhance waterproofing, allow easier opening and closing, and promote better airflow. The flaps either side at the front have two inner zippers, one for an access to a chest pocket, and the other for an access to a midlayer or for further ventilation. Bearing Goldwin’s distinctive ski track spur line design, this jacket comes in smoky colourways inspired by the Japan’s weather seasons.
GORE-TEX PRO Bib
GM71350 / € 650.00
Durability, breathability and a wider range of motion
The Goldwin GORE-TEX PRO Bib pants are constructed with 3-layer GORE-TEX PRO Most Rugged technology that offers the highest durability among all GORE-TEX products. With their 40-denier material, these solid pants are designed for ice climbing and mountaineering in harsh winter mountain environments. At the chest pockets and upper back, mesh panels effectively reduce excess humidity. The gusseted crotch allows a wider range of motion for stress-free movement. Additionally, the front zipper has a double-slider that opens from both top and bottom, which makes it possible to answer the call of nature without having to take down the bib. With a Velcro-adjust waist and inner cuffs at the leg end hem to prevent snow ingress or the fabric from riding up over the boots.