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Gore-Tex discontinues Shakedry material, but you can still get it… for now

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The Gore-Tex Shakedry material debuted in 2017 as an ultralight wind-and-rain barrier where the laminate layer was the shell, and you could literally shake the water off in a second. Offered to other brands over the years through Gore Fabrics, the wonder material is now being discontinued.

Our PR rep says the decision is due to ongoing supply chain issues, which, honestly, sucks. The good news is that Gore Wear purchased a lot of the material, stockpiling enough to keep making one of our favorite cycling jackets under their own brand.

Eventually, they’ll run out, but word is they have decent inventory at the moment. That said, if you want an ultralight, highly packable, and completely waterproof shell for road, gravel, or mountain biking, you may wanna get one sooner than later.

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Tony pep
Tony pep
2 months ago

uh-oh….Woof, somebody tell Andy “The Man” Stockerton!

Greg
Greg
2 months ago

There has to be more going on here than they are letting on right? It seemed to be a hugely popular product.

blahblahblah
blahblahblah
2 months ago
Reply to  Greg

yep smells fishy

Grillis
Grillis
2 months ago
Reply to  Greg

I only heard this from a youtuber covering the topic, but he surmised that because the material (or the process to make it) is apparently not particularly environmentally friendly, that it goes against Gore’s self imposed 30% environmental impact reduction by 20??. He also mentioned they have another material in the pipeline EPE (I think), that is supposed to have similar qualities, but he did not elaborate.

Lin
Lin
2 months ago
Reply to  Grillis

You’re perhaps referring to David Arthur with the “Just Ride Bikes” channel? I first heard about this Tues on GCN Tech and bought a Gore 1985 HiVis jacket the next day. We’ll see about the EPE fabric but Shakedry is legendary. I suspect it’s going to be tough to replace…kinda like the old R-12 refrigerant. Yes, R-134a is more environmentally friendly but R-134a it isn’t as effective as R-12. Oh well. We’ll see.

Marty
Marty
2 months ago

Is it recyclable? Those things won’t last long.

Marc Smith
Marc Smith
2 months ago

Probably IP simply moving to third parties under another name or simply one raw material has become impossible to manufacture unless EU regulations increase the prices by 1000%. Some of the stuff on there is pretty nasty to produce before its stabilised.

Marc Smith
Marc Smith
2 months ago

PFCs are banned, the substance is incredibly toxic until it is stabilised, to make it is truly a chemical nightmare.

Ninergirl1001!
Ninergirl1001!
1 month ago

Pfc… I’m pretty this fabric is wildly bad for the environment

T-Roy
T-Roy
1 month ago

Wow. I rate my shake-dry/single layer jacket as value for money. It was a difficult purchase to make – possibly the most expensive after buying the bike itself, but it has delivered on its promise again and again and again.

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