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GOREWEAR launches CONCURVE GORE-TEX running jacket; celebrates industry awards for cutting-edge technologies and responsible performance

February 28, 2024

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Outside Public Relations Zach Pickett 802-738-6335

Elkton, MD (Feb. 28, 2024)GOREWEAR, the leading innovator in high-performance running and cycling apparel, announces today that their new CONCURVE GORE-TEX running jacket is now available online at, in both men’s and women’s styles. This newly released running jacket is one of the first on the market to use GORE-TEX’s new ePE Membrane and has recently won a top industry accolade from the highly distinguished ISPO Awards team.

The ePE (expanded polyethylene) membrane in the new CONCURVE GORE-TEX running jacket is a key milestone in Gore’s responsible performance journey, providing high-performing, durable products that are engineered for long product life. The new GORE-TEX ePE Membrane offers durably waterproof, windproof and breathable performance and protection, and is covered by the renowned GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY Promise. The ePE Membrane is light, thin yet strong; is PFC-free* and has a reduced carbon footprint** (per Higg MSI).

“By combining the new GORE-TEX technology, dedicated to Responsible Performance, with our advanced approach to Kinetic Garment Design, we introduce the all-new CONCURVE Jacket Design,” said Juergen Erd, Product Leader at GOREWEAR. “It was a long and sometimes tough journey, where the power of a small, committed team helped us raise the bar for waterproof running jackets once again.”

ISPO, the international trade fair for the sports industry, honors the most innovative products and services in the outdoor and sporting goods industries with its highly distinguished ISPO Awards. The CONCURVE GORE-TEX running jacket was a recent recipient of this distinguished award for its groundbreaking approach to blending cutting-edge technology with responsible performance. In addition to the new GORE-TEX ePE membrane, the CONCURVE GORE-TEX running jacket features a low profile, packable design, streamlined fit, and innovative Kinetic Garment Design body mapping for second-skin-like freedom of movement without excess bulk.

“You can feel the special fit of the jacket as soon as you try it on. It is super light, elastic, and has no unnecessary seams. This not only makes it super comfortable, but it also makes it more durable because weak points have been eliminated. The PFC-free, GORE-TEX fabric with ePE membrane is another plus point,” the ISPO Jury said in a statement about the award.

In other GOREWEAR Run category news, the fan-favorite R5 GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ Insulated jacket recently won a 2024 Fitness award from Men’s Health. The jacket was given the “best cold weather running jacket” award, and the editors stated, “Gore’s new R5 jacket eliminates the need for a mid-layer yet manages to stay light at 8.8 ounces and is made of a new windproof, water-repellant fabric.” The R5 GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ running jacket features WINDSTOPPER® products by GORE-TEX Labs product technology, offering totally windproof, extremely breathable, and durably water resistant, lightweight protection. Other features include quick-drying POLARTEC® ALPHA® insulation, semi-transparent nylon as an outer layer, a close-fitting hood, and reflective ascents.

GOREWEAR has a rich history of being recognized for its innovative and high-performance apparel. In 2020, this same GOREWEAR R5 GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ Insulated jacket won an ISPO Award and was named “Product of the Year,” underscoring the brand’s consistent dedication to groundbreaking design and functionality.

The CONCURVE GORE-TEX running jacket (MSRP: $280.00 USD) is available now on the website. The men’s version is available in three colorways, Lime Yellow, Black, and Utility Green, and the women’s version is available in Lime Yellow, Black, and Scrub Purple.

The R5 GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ Insulated jacket (MSRP: $270.00 USD) is also available in men’s and women’s versions and four colorways each, a Black, White/Fireball, White/Neon Yellow, and a Lab Grey/Process Purple (women’s) and Lab Grey/Utility Green (men’s).

For more details about the GOREWEAR brand, its range of products, and its commitment to innovation, please visit

* Advances Gore Fabrics’ goal of being free of PFCs of environmental concern over the lifecycle of its consumer products. In this case, the goal is accomplished using non-fluorinated materials. Learn more at

**Through laminates with a new lower-mass membrane and select textile(s) (per Higg MSI)

GORE, GORE-TEX, GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY and designs are trademarks of W. L. Gore & Associates.


GOREWEAR designs and innovates products specifically tailored for endurance athletes, elevating their experiences across diverse weather conditions. Employing a scientific approach, GOREWEAR deeply comprehends the challenges endurance athletes encounter and strives to formulate effective solutions. Discover more at

About Gore

W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Since 1958, Gore has solved complex technical challenges in demanding environments — from outer space to the world’s highest peaks to the inner workings of the human body. With more than 13,000 Associates and a strong, team-oriented culture, Gore generates annual revenues of $4.5 billion. For more information, visit