GORE-TEX Fabric - Sylish, Versatile & Durable
Windproof, Breathable & Waterproof
Garments engineered with GORE-TEX fabric are durably waterproof and windproof, combined with optimized breathability—enduring products that maximize protection and comfort for the wearer.
Multiple fabrics and construction methods include:
- Insulated Products
- Non-insulated products
- 2 Layer GORE-TEX
- 3 Layer GORE-TEX
GORE-TEX 3 Layer Fabric
Unlike the 2-layer construction, this construction bonds the GORE-TEX membrane to both the outer fabric and the inner lining. The benefit: no movement between the layers, which means less wear and tear, and enhanced durability.
- GORE-TEX products
- GORE-TEX Pro products
- GORE-TEX Active products
Gore invests heavily in field testing to understand end user needs which allows Gore to provide the GORE-TEX GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY promise.
GORE-TEX Active Shell
Ideal for Running, Cycling and High Pulse Activities
Garments engineered with GORE-TEX® Active product technology are built for extreme breathability and are ideal for highly aerobic, done in a day activities.
All components are built for optimised sweat management to ensure extreme breathability and optimum comfort in high aerobic conditions. The performance is also supported by a tight fitting and minimalistic garment design.
The Rain Room
Every style of GORE-TEX garments is put through a variety of intense testing. If at any point the product doesn’t uphold to the high GORE-TEX standards, it is sent back to the drawing board.
Before any new GORE-TEX garment style is put into production it must pass the Gore lab style approval testing. This sophisticated outerwear testing facility is designed to simulate a variety of rain conditions.
Using specially engineered rain nozzles strategically positioned in the chamber, we are able to test a garment’s waterproof design in conditions that range from light drizzle to wind-driven rain.
Test, Test and Test Some More
Comfort is a state in which we are neither too warm nor too cold; in other words, when there is a balance between heat produced and heat lost. To put comfort to the test, we compare laboratory results with the subjective perceptions of real test participants.
In the Martindale Test, wool or sandpaper is used to rub the fabric over and over again with considerable pressure. Depending on how tough the fabric needs to be, this vigorous rubbing can continue non-stop for hours … or even days.
The Cold Flex Test
In the Cold Flex Test, GORE-TEX® fabrics are squashed and stretched repeatedly in extreme temperatures for hours on end. The fabrics must survive this punishing test and emerge still durably waterproof.