By Jessica McCarthy
Night comes earlier, wind breaks harder, and the weather drops faster here in Philadelphia as we approach the winter season. Our skin begins to chap and turn red from the burn of the wind as we up our mileage and decrease our hours of sleep. “All for what?” our friends, coworkers and passing faces think as we trot on by. “It’s because we can.”
In order to perform at top quality, one must prepare with top quality. Benjamin Franklin said it best, “Failing to prepare is preparing yourself to fail.” We're excited to help you stay prepared with GORE running wear products that offer innovative tech and materials to keep you comfortable in all weather situations. Before you stop by one of our shops to check it, check out a few reasons we think you'll like Gore apparel as much as we do.
Before you step foot outside, the first thing every runner does is check out the weather app to dress appropriately. Many runners don’t realize that there is another climate just as important; your microclimate. Fancy, right? Your microclimate is a thin layer of protective air that always surrounds you. The WINDSTOPPER® line keeps wind and weather out so an athlete’s microclimate is able to remain stable at all times. Some totally awesome features in this line include materials that are:
- 100% Windproof
- Super breathable
- Snow and water resistant
- Lightweight and packable
- Comfortable and versatile
- Warm and dry
Rain rain go away, that is not what GORE-TEX® says! This material is made up of billions of tiny pores that are 20,000 times smaller than a water drop but 700 times larger than a water vapor… which is a bunch of scientific talk amounting to the point of; YOU’RE GUARANTEED TO STAY DRY NO MATTER WHAT. The membrane is extremely thin, however it is durably made up to be breathable, waterproof and windproof. So for you big sweaters out there… no need to wait for the rain to stop.
Just as the ground supports us underneath our feet, it is important that we give back and support it too. Gore’s community focuses on enhancing the quality of life and improving the communities it works and lives amongst. All products established meet the criteria of Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and Bluesign. These criteria are passed to ensure the safety of GORE’s products, textile raw materials and the reduction of environmental impact in the supply chain.
How Do I Take Care Of My Apparel?
The crazy thing about it is… there is no special care needed! You can throw any of your GORE products right in the washing machine and dryer without fear of damaging your pieces. No more hand wash, hang dry, special detergent, vinegar, or fairy dust wishes in hopes your running gear holds up to see another work out. #Winning
Reliability is key when it comes to training and it’s always important to have a constant, not just in your shoes and nutrition. Let GORE be your go-to apparel this training season to remain focused and distraction free. Stop by your local Philadelphia Runner shop to check out a few GORE jackets, bottoms and base layers.