WHAT IS GORE-TEX?
GORE-TEX® products are well known for providing long-lasting, comfortable weather protection you can trust from your head down to your toes. But what exactly is the GORE-TEX® fabric?
Is it a coating or an impregnation?
An outer fabric or an inner textile lining?
It's none of those but all of the following:
1. It's a membrane
The GORE-TEX® membrane is at the heart of all
The GORE-TEX® membrane is an extremely thin layer of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). It has over 9 billion pores per square inch. It's these pores that give the GORE-TEX® fabric its characteristics.
2. It's a laminate
A GORE-TEX® laminate is created by bonding the
nd outer textiles.
In order to use the GORE-TEX® membrane in the manufacture of a finished product, it first has to be bonded between high-performance lining and outer textiles. This combination of membrane and support material is referred to as the GORE-TEX® laminate.
3. It's a product technology
GORE-TEX® product technologies offer unique solutions for specific activities and climate conditions to fit your individual needs.
EVERY DAY VERSATILITY
Garments made with GORE-TEX® fabric are durably waterproof, windproof and highly breathable, providing reliable weather protection and maximum comfort for a wide range of activities.
These garments keep your body dry by allowing perspiration vapor to escape so you remain cool during activity and warm during cool-down.
ENGINEERED FOR THE EXTREME
Garments made with 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro fabric are durably waterproof, windproof and extremely breathable. They combine comfort with reliable weather protection, even during extended activities in extreme weather.
The fabric’s construction keeps your body dry by reducing the accumulation of sweat, so you remain cool during aerobic activities and warm during cool-down. Made to meet the high demands of (ski) mountaineers, freeriders, mountain guides and serious outdoor enthusiasts, garments made with 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro fabric are engineered with added durability to withstand abrasion in rugged environments while protecting against extreme and unpredictable conditions with frequent work-rest cycles.
FAST PACE, HIGH INTENSITY
Garments made with
Meeting the intense aerobic demands of the alpine athlete, these fabrics are the ideal solution for highly aerobic done-in-a-day activities, even in bad weather. Garments made with
GORE-TEX® FOOTWEAR TECHNOLOGIES
No matter what the weather, GORE-TEX® Footwear keeps your feet dry and comfortable, providing optimum climate comfort. All GORE-TEX® Footwear combines durable waterproofness with optimized breathability and carries our GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™ promise.
GORE-TEX® GLOVES TECHNOLOGIES
Those who do sports in the ice and snow know there are many important factors influencing how comfortable one feels in cold temperatures. The gloves you wear have to meet the individual needs, weather conditions, and various physical requirements to ensure optimal protection and comfort.
WATERPROOF AND BREATHABLE.
PROTECTION AND COMFORT FOR YOUR HANDS.
GORE-TEX® gloves are durably waterproof, windproof and highly breathable – guaranteed. Water stays on the outside while perspiration can easily escape from the inside.
Less moisture is trapped in the insulation, so it remains drier thus keeping hands warmer. The result: enduring weather protection and personal comfort, balanced heat transfer and optimum moisture management – even in harsh conditions. Your hands stay warmer when it‘s cold, and drier when you perspire.
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