Overland Park, Kansas, USA and Charlotte, North Carolina, USA—Winter is just around the corner, and Giordana (www.giordanacycling.com) and eVent® fabrics (www.eventfabrics.com) are pleased to announce the launch of Giordana’s extensive collection of cycling apparel featuring several technologies from eVent. The thirteen styles in the collection highlight eVent’s unmatched air permeable ePTFE membrane technology in both windproof and waterproof jackets that help regulate core body temperature to optimize performance and comfort. Giordana’s new 2016/17 Winter collection—entirely made in its own factory in Italy—will be available starting September 2016.
“Giordana has capitalized on our best air permeable technologies in its new collection, and each technology delivers different performance benefits,” said Chad Kelly, Director of Sales and Product Line for eVent fabrics. “Cyclists generate a lot of heat and moisture, which needs to quickly escape through their clothing. But they also require essential protection from the wind and weather. eVent delivers the premium technology that keeps cyclists comfortable in a wide range of conditions.”
Magnified (5000x) eVent Direct Venting™ Membrane
Giordana is using three distinct products from eVent fabrics, and all feature eVent’s patented Direct Venting™ (DV) membrane technology, which has, at its foundation, an ePTFE (expanded polytetraflouroethylene) membrane that is air permeable. Air permeable membranes have an open pore structure that allows heat and body moisture to pass through the membrane quickly and easily in vapor form, which prevents the accumulation of moisture inside the jacket. This highly breathable technology helps keep core temperature and humidity in a steady state and in balance during athletic exertion.
Fabrics made with DValpine membrane technology are 100 percent waterproof and also windproof. Developed from the original and award-winning product introduced by eVent fabrics in 1999, DValpine is designed for 3-layer laminated fabrics used for a wide range of products including outerwear. DValpine has proven to keep outdoor enthusiasts dry and comfortable in the most demanding conditions.
Windproof membrane technologies used by Giordana include DVstretch and DVwind. Both provide high breathability and critical protection from the wind required by cyclists. Additionally, these membrane technologies are water resistant.
With the ability to stretch up to 85% and fully recover, DVstretch laminates provide the ideal balance of wind proofing, water resistance, breathability and stretch comfort. Introduced specifically to meet the form-fitting apparel needs of the cycling and athletic markets, DVstretch has unprecedented stretch and recovery of laminated fabrics made with air permeable ePTFE membranes. These laminates are offered exclusively through eVent fabrics.
DVwind deflects more than 99% of the wind. With its high air permeability and moisture vapor transfer rate, DVwind helps cyclist maintain a steady core temperature while providing water resistance and protection from the wind.
Featured Giordana Products with eVent fabrics technologies
A+V Extreme Winter Jacket with eVent DValpine Waterproof Technology
From Giordana’s new Acqua+Vento™ collection, the A+V Extreme Winter Jacket for men ($500) and women ($475) provides the ultimate in warmth and protection from the elements for cyclists who train intensely through the winter months, in any weather. Made of three independent layers, the A+V Extreme is designed for comfort in extreme cold and inclement weather and during high intensity training where maximum breathability is essential. The external shell uses a 3-layer fabric with eVent® DV Alpine, the proven 100% waterproof and windproof membrane featuring eVent’s Direct Venting™ technology. Additionally, a Polartec® Alpha 60 insulating mid layer provides superior heat retention and moisture management while the innermost layer helps wick moisture away from the body to the breathable outer layers. Extras include high collar, reflective details and long ducktail, as well as several pockets.
Other Giordana products with waterproof eVent DValpine: Men’s A+V 100 H20 Winter Jacket, Monsoon Rain Jacket, and Monsoon Shoe Cover.
A+V 200 Short Sleeve Winter Jacket with eVent DVstretch Windproof Technology
The midweight A+V 200 Short Sleeve Jacket ($400) is ideal in milder winter conditions and cyclists who put in base miles and high intensity interval training. The fully windproof DWR-treated DVstretch fabric provides heat retention, moisture management plus water resistance. This aerodynamic jacket uses a light weight DVstretch fabric and membrane throughout the garment. A printed fleece lining offers warmth, and its excellent elasticity gives it a non-constricting performance fit. Signature Acqua+Vento features include the high collar, long reflective ducktail and pockets.
Other Giordana products with windproof eVent DVstretch: Men’s A+V 300 Winter Jacket, Men’s and Women’s FR-C Winter Jacket.
Men’s and Women’s Vero Winter Jacket with eVent DVwind Windproof Technology
The Vero Winter Jacket ($280) is fully windproof and water-resistant jacket for the rider who cycles throughout the winter with limited intense efforts. It offers warmth at lower exertion levels, so it is ideally suited for riders needing warmth balanced with the ventilation that prevents overheating and moisture buildup. The Vero features eVent DVwind triple layer, DWR-treated fabric and a micro-fleece lining. The Vero’s slightly roomier fit is ideal for layering.
About eVent® fabrics and eVent membrane technology
Since 1999, eVent fabrics have set the standard for truly air permeable and waterproof membranes in textiles. The technology used to create eVent membranes was invented in the 1990s to improve the pollutant-capturing performance of air filtration systems and give superior protection to industrial machinery. eVent fabrics—found in outdoor, wintersports, cycling and professional apparel and footwear—were the first air permeable and waterproof performance fabrics on the market that let the sweat out™ through Direct Venting™ technology. CLARCOR Industrial Air manufactures eVent membranes and fabrics, collaborating with worldwide suppliers to offer a broad selection of waterproof, windproof and protective textiles to companies that create apparel, footwear, shelter and accessories. For more information, visit www.eventfabrics.com.
Giordana was established from a desire to craft the very best in cycling clothing and was founded by cyclists in 1979. Combining Italian craftsmanship, style, and more than 30 years of industry knowledge, Giordana designs clothing for everyone from the competitive racer to the everyday athlete. Our mission is to continue to push the envelope with our passion for technically advanced product development and creating collections that add value, comfort, and high performance features to each and every ride. Our dedicated team is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and near Vicenza, Italy, where we manufacture Giordana cycling apparel. For more information, visit www.giordanacycling.com.
For more information on eVent fabrics, please contact:
Boo Turner, Footloose Communications
+1 (206) 554-1596 mobile
Paul Arnhold, eVent fabrics
+1 (816) 313-4320 office
For more information on Giordana, please contact:
Sandy Nicholls, Gita Sporting Goods, Ltd.
+1 (704) 943-7909 office