The GORE-TEX® Laminate
All GORE-TEX® garments have an ultra-thin treatment called DWR - a durable water repellent polymer - applied to the outermost fabric layer so that water beads up and rolls off rather than soaking in.
In order to use the
Durable Water Repellency
Learn more about the three basic
- 2-Layer Construction
Ideal for a wide range of outdoor activities, with this construction a
GORE-TEX®membrane is bonded to the outer fabric only. The benefit: the separate lining inside improves wearing comfort and versatility. This construction can be combined with insulation, keeping the wearer dry and warm.
- 3-Layer Construction
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.
- Z-Liner Construction
GORE-TEX®membrane is bonded to a lightweight fabric. This Z-liner is then freely suspended between the outer fabric and the lining. The benefit: fewer sealed seams means manufacturers have more freedom for fashion applications. This construction can be combined with insulation.
Every stitch in a seam is a potential leak. That‘s why for maximum waterproof protection, we rely on GORE-SEAM® tape. Every seam in GORE-TEX® garments, footwear and gloves is sealed by specially trained manufacturers in certified factories using patented equipment from Gore.