What is Gore-Tex Fabric?

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?

1. It's a membrane

The GORE-TEX membrane is at the heart of all GORE-TEX products. Due to its microporous structure it has some amazing characteristics.

2. It's a laminate

A GORE-TEX laminate is created by bonding the GORE-TEX membrane between high-performance lining and outer textiles

3. It's a promise

All products engineered with GORE-TEX product technology carry the GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™ promise.

What does Gore-Tex do?

Garments engineered with Gore-Tex fabrics are durably waterproof and windproof, combined with optimised breathability - enduring products that maxmise protection and comfort for the wearer.

It will keep your body dry by allowing perspiration vapour to escape so you can remain cool during activity and warm during cool-down.

The microscopic pores of the membrane are 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, which means that no rain can penetrate it. This is what makes the GORE-TEX membrane waterproof. The microscopic pores of the membrane are 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, which means that no rain can penetrate it. This is what makes the GORE-TEX membrane waterproof.

Suitable for these activities:

  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Trail Running
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Everyday use

Constructions

There are different types of Gore-Tex fabrics that utilise the same technology but in different forms. The different forms have unique properties making some, for example, more durable than others and some more lightweight than others.

+ 2-Layer Construction

+ 3-Layer Construction

Other Gore-Tex Technologies

Gore-Tex produce a number of other products for companies that are used across the Outdoor Industry.

Gore-Tex Active is a lighter waterproof fabric designed for fast paced, high-intensity activities. READ MORE>>

Gore-Tex Pro products combine comfort with reliable weather protection, even during extended activities in extreme weather. READ MORE>>

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