SPYDER, leading brand for high performance ski wear, and GORE-TEX, the world leader in tissue innovation, announce a revolutionary partnership agreement

26 February 2018
The American company, distributed in Italy by the Oberalp group, offers to all fans technical ski garments, combining more lifestyle proposals for men, women and children.

"SPYDER has been leading the ski apparel industry for almost forty years and our licensing agreement with GORE® Fabrics will enable us to elevate ourselves as a leading brand in the production of high performance apparel and innovation pioneers - said Nick Adcock, CEO of GBG SPYDER - Both SPYDER and GORE® are leading brands in their respective markets, we therefore expect to merge the GORE® technology to SPYDER's design, in a partnership that could drive the entire market within a territory unexplored, bringing skiing to a new and even higher level of performance».

The collaboration with GORE-TEX® is new to SPYDER. From the collection AI18 / 19 GORE-TEX® and GORE® WINDSTOPPER® will be integrated into the lines for men, women and selected kids items. The excellence of SPYDER design and engineering experience combined with the high standards of quality in the processing of fabrics by GORE-TEX® will allow the two brands to reach new levels of innovation, opening extraordinary frontiers in product research and development.

«I was already excited to be reunited with SPYDER to offer again my contribution in the design division of the brand, the collaboration with GORE-TEX® was the icing on the cake - declared J.J. Collier, SPYDER Design Director, recently returned to the company - Our main goal is to meet the needs of the market, striving to exceed the expectations of the end customer. The partnership with GORE-TEX® helps to raise the bar even further».

«We are thrilled to enter into the heart of this collaboration with SPYDER, a true leading brand in the ski apparel market - said Mike Adams, Mountain Sports clothing leader for GORE-TEX® Fabrics - SPYDER collection for the season AI 2018/19 will offer all athletes a selection of garments that combine the design and performance of SPYDER with all the technology and know-how of GORE-TEX® in the creation of waterproof, windproof and breathable fabrics that have made the company in the world».

The union of the SPYDER and GORE-TEX® brands aims to offer athletes and consumers the highest standards in terms of material sustainability, performance and style, comfort and protection in all conditions.

Two products born of the collaboration of SPYDER and GORE-TEX are the Spyder Leader jacket and the Dare Taylored trousers.

The Spyder Leader jacket, with high-performance technical fabrics, an excellent fit and a design inspired by the speed, is characterized by Plain Weave 2L stretch polyester inserts in areas where the sportsman needs a greater freedom of movement combined with the Wool fabric. Like 2L, the whole is made water-repellent and breathable by the GORE-TEX® laminate. The insulating inner padding is made of Thinsulate® 3M (100g).

Technical details:

  • Detachable and adjustable hood
  • Heat-sealed seams
  • Waterproof zippers thanks to the Watertight AquaGuard® system
  • Internal pocket with zip
  • Ventilation system under the arms
  • Removable snow gaiter
  • Inside pocket for glasses equipped with a lens cleaning cloth
  • Elasticized inner cuffs with thumb hole
  • Adjustable external cuffs
  • Cords for adjustment at the waist and on the neck

The Dare Taylored trousers, with high-performance technical fabrics, also offers excellent wearability and features a design inspired by speed, is characterized in fact by a Plain Weave 2L polyester fabric with GORE-TEX® membrane and insulating Thinsulate® inner padding 3M from 40g.

Technical details:

  • Adjustable and detachable braces
  • Adjustable waist and belt loops
  • Heat-sealed seams
  • Waterproof zippers thanks to the Watertight Aquaguard® system
  • Ventilation system
  • Articulated structure on the knee to facilitate freedom of movement
  • Reinforced fabric on the bottom of the trousers
  • Snow gaiter with anchors
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