Gore Tex

Gore Tex

GORE-TEX

What Is It?

At the heart of GORE-TEX® fabric is an extremely thin membrane that's durably waterproof, windproof, and breathable. It has over 9 billion pores per square inch. To construct a GORE-TEX® laminate (fabric), they bond the GORE-TEX® membrane between high-performance lining and shell textiles.

Every stitch in a seam is a potential leak. That's why for durable waterproofness GORE-TEX® products rely on GORE-SEAM® tape applied by specially trained manufacturers in certified factories.

How does it work?

The 2-layer construction, designed for a wide range of outdoor activities, uses a specific GORE-TEX® membrane bonded to the outer material and protected on the inside by a separate lining. The separate lining ensures better wearing comfort and versatility.

The 3-layer construction, designed for more demanding activities, uses a specific GORE-TEX® membrane sandwiched between the outer material and backer material. 3-Layer provides added durability without additional weight or bulk.

What are the benefits?

GORE-TEX® fabrics provide truly durable waterproofness, keeping water out through prolonged use in harsh conditions and demanding applications.

What Is It?

The next generation of GORE-TEX® Pro products utilizes a totally new, patent pending, membrane technology. This new membrane, which is used exclusively in GORE-TEX® Pro products, consists of multiple ePTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) layers with a unique microstructure. These new GORE-TEX® Pro fabrics are Gore's most durably protective mountaineering hard shells ever.

How does it work?

Building on time tested Gore membrane technology this new generation of GORE-TEX® Pro products uses a 100% ePTFE based multi-layer membrane construction that eliminates the need for the protective Oleophobic layer of traditional GORE-TEX® Pro products allowing for increased breathability while preserving its protection against contamination.

What are the benefits?

With up to a 28% increase in breathability over current GORE-TEX® Pro laminates, this technology increases the interior comfort of the garment by enabling the wearer to feel less clammy and more comfortable over a wide range of temperatures and conditions. The new membrane technology performs better in lower humidity conditions, is more comfortable in warmer conditions caused by solar loading, and has improved dry out times in conditions with frequent work-rest cycles with.

Designed to be even more durable and rugged than past generations, the new GORE-TEX® Pro fabrics feature a new high density ripstop micro grid woven backer for snag resistance on the inside, and a collection of durable abrasion resistant face fabrics on the outside.

Performance Specifications

Waterproofness: JIS L-1092: 20,000 mm
Breathability: 3 to 6 depending fabric

What Is It?

GORE-TEX® Paclite® garments feature the lightest, most packable fabrics. GORE-TEX® PacLite® garments are durably waterproof, windproof and breathable and are built for activities when weight and space are critical, but protection is still important.

How does it work?

The outside fabric is constructed of high-performance polyester or nylon and the inside uses a specific GORE-TEX® membrane with a protective layer made from an oil-hating substance and carbon. So no separate lining is required. This makes GORE-TEX® Paclite® shells lighter and smaller to pack away.

Special Gore-Seam® tape technology ensures all seams are 100% waterproof.

What are the benefits?

GORE-TEX® products with Paclite® product technology is the ideal solution for hiking, golf, travel and other activities where space and weight are critical. A protective layer on the inside of the GORE-TEX® membrane makes a separate lining unnecessary. The result: minimum weight and pack volume.

What Is It?

The most breathability of all GORE-TEX® product technologies, GORE-TEX® Active offers durably water and wind proof fabric. With excellent moisture management and next to skin comfort. GORE-TEX® Active™ is the perfect companion for high aerobic activities. Like all GORE-TEX® Products, it’’s guaranteed to keep you dry and comfortable in the worst of weather.

How does it work?

Using a lighter, thinner bicomponent multilayer ePTFE membrane technology with an integrated tricot backer, GORE-TEX® Active offers the highest breathability and comfort of any GORE-TEX® product. The lightweight tricot backer is specifically designed for condensation management and improved wet skin sensorics. The closer integration of the backer with the thinner ePTFE membrane allows for enhanced breathability and improved moisture vapor transfer. GORE-TEX

® Active products are also the lightest GORE-TEX® fabric available. With fabric denier sizes ranging from 15 to 30 denier these fabrics are very compactable and feather light.

What are the benefits?

GORE-TEX ® Active technology offers lighter and softer fabrics with stellar breathability for high aerobic actives. It is the pinnacle of the GORE-TEX® products family for lightweight breathability and comfort.

Performance Specifications

Waterproofness: JIS L-1092: 23,000 mm
Breathability: 3 to 4 Hohenstein RET
Technology: 3 layer ePTFE Lamination