March 2016 – Perfect combination of construction and design in a future-oriented product. This is what convinced the judges of the internationally renowned iF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARDS 2016 when selecting the new Rescue WS AS Jacket from the GORE BIKE WEAR® Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Once again, the brand is underlining its commitment to developing the best products and creating unique innovations with the aid of ultra-light WINDSTOPPER® technology. Like all of the company’s products, the objective here is to offer cyclists the opportunity to pursue their passion at any time – regardless of the conditions.
Minimal pack size, major impact.
In the past, riders faced a difficult trade-off – lighter jackets meant less functionality. Highly functional bike jackets, on the other hand, were comparatively heavy and bulky. With the Rescue WS AS Jacket, GORE BIKE WEAR® designers and product developers are introducing a genuine innovation. Rather like a good insurance policy, the Rescue WS AS Jacket is there for when you need it – an invaluable piece of rescue gear that remains virtually unnoticed the rest of the time. In the event of sudden weather changes or if temperatures drop, it provides reliable protection for cyclists, despite its extremely small pack size and very light weight (123 g, size L). Its WINDSTOPPER® Active Shell material is lightweight, absolutely windproof, water-repellent and yet extremely breathable.
The iF DESIGN AWARD:
The iF awards are among the world’s most important product design awards. They are awarded by independent expert panels comprising internationally respected designers, entrepreneurs and professors – in line with strictly defined criteria. Every year the best designs from selected companies are honoured. The iF AWARD is regarded as an indicator of future-oriented design and product innovations. In 2016, a total of almost 5,300 entries from nearly 2,500 participants and over 50 countries were submitted – an increase of more than 500 entries compared to the preceding year. In the Product discipline, this year’s award winners represent perfect combinations of construction and design, of functionality and beauty and of style and technology. Creative professionals and companies from all over the world submitted more than 3,400 products in a total of 19 categories. The international panel of experts awarded honours to about 27 per cent of entries. Fifty of these chosen entries received special further recognition due to their particularly inspired design achievement: the iF gold award for design excellence.
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