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What Run Oregon is Wearing: Gore running apparel


Run Oregon sometimes receives products to review. In this post, Run Oregon provides a review of some pieces from Gore.

Company: Gore

Products: 

  • MYTHOS 6.0 shirt ($59.99)
    • 100% Polyester
    • Flat-lock seams
    • Reflective print on sides and shoulders
    • Mesh inserts for better ventilation
    • Flat-lock seams with reflective print
  • FUSION Split Short ($79.99)
    • 86% Polyester, 14% Elastene
    • Inseam length 21 cm / 8 inches
    • 2 side pockets
    • Large, reflective logo on back and neon details on side
    • Adjustable elastic waistband with flat cord
    • Zip pocket on back

Impressions:

When I think of Gore, my first thoughts don’t go to their running collection. While we have reviewed their running hat and gloves in the past, my own mind goes towards GORE-TEX and their commitment to waterproof and windproof gear that we need as outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen in the Pacific NW. So when Gore decided to send us some stuff from their running collection (that wasn’t a jacket), I was interested to see what I would get.

The Mythos 6.0 shirt is made of 100% polyester and is very simple in look. There are a ton of color options, but the design is simple, with a few reflective stripes on the arms and near the waist, as well as an understated logo placement. The fit is definitely slimmer (which is what I prefer if I have a choice), so be cognizant of this if you aren’t a fan. I found the sleeves to be shorter than many shirts, fitting a little higher on the shoulder with a tighter (yet still flexible) squeeze. It is pretty breathable, with its mesh inserts doing the work to keep you cool. My first run was a 14+ mile run in warm temperatures, and held up great. Subsequent workouts make this a great addition to my running closet.

Split shorts

The Fusion shorts come in three color combinations and are also a slimmer fit. A great feature is the addition of the side slits. A problem with slimmer fit shorts at times, are their ability to make your legs feel a bit constricted. I have a pair like this, which I actually like a lot, but sometimes feel a little constricted to the point where I limit them to shorter training runs. The Fusion takes the tighter fit through the upper, and add the side slit which allows for free movement at the base. It’s not super noticeable, but does the trick.

Given the success that I found these pieces of apparel, I would be interested in expanding my reach further into the Gore Running apparel catalog. There are pieces that are non-slim in there, if the fits in these two pieces are not ideal for you.

 

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About Matt Rasmussen (1383 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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