WINNERS: 8 GORE-TEX® Active Shell Jackets

by Michael Ryan Jul/2011
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Thank you to everyone who entered.

GORE have selected the eight winners and they will receive their GORE-TEX® Active Shell jacket from either Arc'teryx, Mammut or Mountain Equipment shortly.

They are:

Daf Lawrence, Pendine

John Helme, Ulverston

Janette MacDonald, Belfast

James Smith, Carlisle

Sarah Batson, Coventry

Matt Fuller, Leeds

Alex Watson, Glasgow

Steve Hogarth, Glossop

Expect to see what the winners thought of their jackets soon; first off their first impressions, then a full blown gear review later.

This competition is closed.

Gore-tex Active Shell, 44 kbGore-tex Logo, 16 kb

If you haven't heard of GORE-TEX® Active Shell yet, it is Gore's most breathable, lightweight fabric and has been designed for moving fast and light in all weathers, whether you are running, biking or climbing. We have been given 8 jackets that use this new laminate for you to test before they hit the shops. All you have to do in return is review them for

GORE-TEX® Active Shell Laminate is a lightweight 3-layer construction designed to be worn next to the skin or over a high wicking baselayer. The membrane itself is significantly thinner and uses a new lamination technique that integrates the backer textile into the membrane – this means no adhesive and increased breathability. At a maximum weight of 400 grams these jackets are incredibly lightweight.

Gore has worked closely with the manufacturers' designers to ensure that the intended lightweight and highly breathable garments have no superfluous features.

Mountain Equipment Firefox Jacket (mens) GORE-TEX® Active Shell, 52 kbMountain Equipment Firefox Jacket (mens) GORE-TEX® Active Shell
© Mountain Equipment
Mountain Equipment Firefox Jacket (womens) GORE-TEX® Active Shell, 43 kbMountain Equipment Firefox Jacket (womens) GORE-TEX® Active Shell
© Mountain Equipment
Arc’teryx Beta FL Jacket (men’s) GORE-TEX® Active Shell, 69 kbArc’teryx Beta FL Jacket (men’s) GORE-TEX® Active Shell
© Arc'teryx
Mammut GORE-TEX(R) Active Shell Felsturm Half Zip Jacket, 61 kbMammut GORE-TEX(R) Active Shell Felsturm Half Zip Jacket
© Mammut

COMPETITION: Win a GORE-TEX® Active Shell Jacket to test and review

At and we have eight jackets made from GORE-TEX® Active Shell Laminate for you to win - and then test and report back to us. You will win one of the following:

Mountain Equipment Firefox GORE-TEX® Active Shell Jacket (mens/womens)
Arc'teryx Beta FL GORE-TEX® Active Shell Jacket
Mammut Felsturm Half Zip GORE-TEX(R) Active Shell Jacket


If you win, the condition is that a week after you get the jacket you send us a photo of yourself wearing it and 100 words about your first impression of the jacket THEN you have to supply us with 500 words about the performance of the jacket along with two images of you wearing the jacket in use by the 14th September 2011. Submit your review: here although if you win we will send your details with your jacket.

So how do you win one of the jackets?

All you have to do is tell us in 200 words what climbing you will be doing this summer and why you should be one of our 8 lucky winners. This has to be submitted by 1st August 2011.

Best of luck.

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