Performance by design

We have over 15 years experience of creating functional apparel for dedicated runners and we know what it takes to innovate in a sport that is constantly evolving. Our products are based on scientific breakthroughs we have made ourselves, in our own labs. We use these breakthroughs to design unique, sport specific solutions and incorporate them into our outfit systems. This way we are always ahead of the curve.

It's all about protection.

When it comes to protection our Outfit Systems are engineered with one concept in mind; your level of engagement. It all comes down to which type of runner you are: man, woman, trail, urban or high performance activities.

First Layer

Moisture Management

Provides initial heat loss regulation for the body and promotes the transport of moisture from your skin.

Mid Layer

Thermo Regulation

Thermo regulation layer used to trap air, keeping you warm in the cold weather conditions and cool when it’s hot.

Outer Layer

Weather Protection

Breathable fabric protecting your first and mid layers and the microclimate from rain, snow and wind.

Accessories

Head-to-Toe Protection

Head-To-Toe is all about protecting the parts of your body mostly submitted to heat loss, sweat protection and dramatic temperature variations. In other words, your head, hands and feet.

Head

As a critical body region, heat loss and sweat production from the head will vary significantly depending on the environment and activity level.

Head

As a critical body region, heat loss and sweat production from the head will vary significantly depending on the environment and activity level.

Hands

Skin temperatures vary the greatest in your hands and feet, where body functions will manipulate warm blood flow to he extremities to increase or decrease heat loss. Clothing systems that best complement natural body thermal regulation help reduce hands discomfort.

Hands

Skin temperatures vary the greatest in your hands and feet, where body functions will manipulate warm blood flow to he extremities to increase or decrease heat loss. Clothing systems that best complement natural body thermal regulation help reduce hands discomfort

Feet

Skin temperatures vary the greatest in your hands and feet, where body functions will manipulate warm blood flow to he extremities to increase or decrease heat loss. Clothing systems that best complement natural body thermal regulation help reduce feet discomfort.

Feet

Skin temperatures vary the greatest in your hands and feet, where body functions will manipulate warm blood flow to he extremities to increase or decrease heat loss. Clothing systems that best complement natural body thermal regulation help reduce feet discomfort.

Designing Innovation - Our Philosophy

We at GORE RUNNING WEAR® believe that innovation begins with asking questions. What unique problems do runners have today and how do we solve them?

When developing new concepts we ask ourselves one question: does this product make life easier for a runner? If there is no clear answer we go back to the drawing board. It may sound harsh but that’s just the first of many tests we perform on the long road from idea to finished product.

We believe that extensive testing, both on the field and in our own prototype lab is the only way to create apparel that live up to the GORE RUNNING WEAR® brand. Of course this leads to a lot of failures during development but we find that we actually learn more from failure than success. It’s hard work but innovation never comes easy.

As runners ourselves we know that feeling all too well (just ask our families). This is why we go to great length to engineer GORE RUNNING WEAR® products with outstanding temperature management and weather defense together with incredible fit and feel.

We are in constant dialogue with athletes. They give us the practical reality of running and help us identify the real world problems they face. Our material experts, engineers and designers then come up with unique technical and functional solutions to those problems.

We’ve spent 30 years researching, developing, designing, testing and then re-testing with a dedication that scares normal people. The result is simple – clothing you can trust. Constructed using intelligent uses of GORE-TEX®, WINDSTOPPER® and GORE® Selected fabrics, our goal is to completely eliminate every distraction possible.

Testing, re-testing and doing it
again until perfection.

To always deliver the best possible product and ensure top performance our quality management process is unique within our industry. From the very first research-baby-steps to the design and manufacturing process we test, re-test and test it some more again to always ensure you best-in-class products.

At every step in our manufacturing process we test and ensure that our products offer world-class performance. Superior performance is assured through constant innovation and the toughest standards. Every fabric and every factory is evaluated and is required to meet a set of stringent criteria.

For example, every style made with GORE-TEX® fabrics is manufactured in a certified factory and undergoes relentless lab tests created and even patented by Gore. You can be confident that every GORE RUNNING WEAR® product will meet your needs for comfort and protection.

And while the lab is good, we also believe that there is nothing like testing our gear on real people in real-life situations. Our testers make sure your GORE RUNNING WEAR® product is ready for rugged use and outdoor performance.

Our journey: innovation and performance.

A tribute to the wind, sun and rain. And to small details that make a big difference.

The GORE RUNNING WEAR® story begins in 1997 when we sought to combine the best possible materials and technologies in apparel for runners. Using the same ingenuity and inventive culture that gave us both GORE-TEX® and GORE BIKE WEAR®, GORE RUNNING WEAR® was created. Back then, W. L. Gore & Associates successfully launched CONCURVE - Running Wear as pioneer in the emerging Running segment for highly functional clothing systems. With the Autumn Winter 0607 CONCURVE -Running Wear changed its brand name to GORE RUNNING WEAR®.

Over the past years we have met many people, exchanged ideas with them and nurtured partnerships that have significantly shaped the development of the GORE RUNNING WEAR® brand. Our work on visions and new solutions has always involved great passion and motivation, often resulting in products which were ahead of their time.

Our aim is to make the best apparel for runners, winning awards is just a bonus.It’s great that our work is getting a lot of recognition worldwide. It means that we aren’t alone in thinking that running apparel should be comfortable in any weather. But the awards are not the reason we get up in the morning. Being runners ourselves we believe that intelligent functions and contemporary design add to the enjoyment of the sport. So we test excessively, obsess about details, go home late at night and the next day we do it all over again. It’s the only way we know how. Even though it’s hard work we never look back, we continue to explore, research and listen to feedback. Because our only goal is to make apparel we would want to wear ourselves.

GORE RUNNING WEAR® Collections

The GORE RUNNING WEAR® product families offer innovative,
running apparel that keep you comfortable in any weather.