In 1985, the first waterproof and windproof GORE-TEX® cycle jacket, under the name ‘GIRO’, which also offers breathability. A further special feature is the new lengthened back − now to be found in almost every cycle jacket. The GIRO Jacket sets the foundation for the brand, that will be called GORE BIKE WEAR® in the future. When creating functional apparel systems for dedicated runners and cyclists we ask ourselves one question: does this product make life easier for the athlete? If there is no clear answer we go back to the drawing board. With this experience we design unique, sport specific solutions and are always ahead of the curve. But it’s also our belief that to truly develop great products it’s not enough to rely solely on science, we must also understand the people who use them.