News and Info

News and Info

At our Social Media Newsroom you will find the latest news, background information, videos and images on the GORE-TEX® brand and products.


The GORE-TEX® brand wins OutDoor Industry Award for the world’s first technology for hiking shoes with all-round breathability

W. L. Gore & Associates has claimed a much coveted OutDoor Industry Award for its new GORE-TEX® SURROUND™ product technology for hiking shoes. These awards are bestowed annually by a jury of outdoor experts at the OutDoor trade fair.


Famed Alpinist Tours Gore Facility

Extreme alpinist Stefan Glowacz and Bernhard Kiehl, sustainability leader at Gore Fabrics, recently visited the GORE-TEX® laminates manufacturing facility of W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH in Putzbrunn, Germany, to tour the manufacturing plant and share their thoughts about environmental influences and sustainability.The motto, “by fair means” embodies the environmentally focused approach that Glowacz has demonstrated in his more than 20 years of climbing expeditions.


“My GORE-TEX® jacket has turned into a lamp!” Up-cycling made easy

Not only is the GORE-TEX® brand presenting its new styles for the coming 2014/2015 autumn/winter ranges, it is also encouraging people to rethink how they view creativity. Using the motto “Up-cycle your GORE-TEX® jacket. Be creative with your hands” it is unveiling five design objects and initiating an Instagram campaign. As long as you like working with your hands and can follow instructions, you’ll be able to create your own unique pieces from your old GORE-TEX® jackets.


Freeski Mountaineering Camp 2014 (28.3.-30.3.2014)

“She's the boss!” At least that’s the way Joe Vallone puts it. He’s referring to La Meije, the 3974 metre high mountain that governs the lives of everyone in the nearby village of La Grave and any skiing they may do. The small ski resort of La Grave cowers 2500 metres below the spectacularly rugged rock and ice of the north face of La Meije.


Ten years of sweat, exertion and elation – the GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run celebrates its anniversary

Hundreds of amateur and professional runners are exercising rigorously to get fit for 30th August 2014. This is when the starter pistol will be fired in Ruhpolding (Germany) for the jubilee edition of the GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run: One of the most spectacular runs in the world is celebrating its 10th anniversary.


Triathlon is distinctly passé: the GORE-TEX® brand invites participants to join its Alpine Quattrathlon

Both stunning and formidable – the Alps offer sports enthusiasts end-less opportunities for that unique experience. The latest GORE-TEX® Experience Tour is now inviting participants to join a very special out-door alpine event: its Alpine Quattrathlon. On four consecutive days the participants will make their way through four different countries – while engaging in four different sports disciplines. From March 1st, 2014 any-one who is looking for the adventure of a lifetime can register online at


Head up the mountain under your own steam: ski touring, a new trend in sport. The GORE-TEX® brand provides tips on how to choose gear and what you should know about avalanches

Escape the crowds. Enjoy a ski experience away from the lifts and mayhem of the ski resorts. Get to where no one else has been. Enjoy breathtaking winter views at the top of a mountain and then float effortlessly through unspoiled powder back down to the valley. That’s one aspect of ski touring. The other is that it is hard work in a cold mountain environment where there are significant risks of avalanches. If you are thinking of taking up ski touring, here are some tips and suggestions on how to choose your gear and garments and what you should know about avalanche safety.


Freeriding with perfect gear: GORE-TEX® athlete Nico Zacek explains the hottest ski trends for the 2013/14 winter

The mountains shine with a fresh coat of white and induce a hankering for action amongst the snow. Yet real snow lovers are not drawn to pistes but to untouched powder snow. The trend is undeniably towards the backcountry”, confirms Nico Zacek. The German freeski veteran and longstanding GORE-TEX® athlete explains everything you need in order to have the most fun on the ultimate powder trip during the 2013/14 winter.


Ziener, Dakine and Black Diamond partner with Gore for their outdoor apparel ranges

W.L. Gore & Associates GmbH (Gore) announces three new additions to its customer portfolio: Ziener, Dakine and Black Diamond. These three prestigious outdoor apparel manufacturers will further diversify the GORE-TEX® and WINDSTOPPER® offerings in the ski and outdoor markets.


GORE completes elimination of PFOA from raw material of its functional fabrics

Feldkirchen-Westerham, 8 January 2014 – GORE successfully completed by the end of the year 2013 a project specifically set up to eliminate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from all raw materials used in the manufacture of its weatherproof functional fabrics.

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