Product Technologies

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OUTERWEAR TECHNOLOGIES

  • GORE-TEX® products

    Multi-purpose solution

    • Versatile
    • Durable
    • Stylish
  • GORE-TEX® Active products

    Highly aerobic solution

    • Extremely Breathable
    • Lightweight
    • Minimalist Design
  • GORE-TEX® Pro products

    Extended and extreme solution

    • Extremely Rugged
    • Breathable
    • Versatile

Constructions

GORE-TEX® products

Waterproof

Windproof

Breathable

GORE-TEX® products

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, non-insulated, 2-Layer, 3-Layer, and Z-Liner.

Ideal For:
  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Motorcycling
  • Road Running
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
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Construction

Construction

GORE-TEX® Active products

Waterproof

Windproof

Breathable

GORE-TEX® Active products

Garments engineered with GORE-TEX® Active fabrics are built for extreme breathability and are ideal for highly aerobic, done-in-a-day activities.

Ideal For:
  • Trail Running
  • Road Running
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Cross Country
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Constructions

Constructions

GORE-TEX® Pro products

Waterproof

Windproof

Breathable

GORE-TEX® Pro products

Garments engineered with GORE-TEX® Pro fabrics are built for maximized ruggedness and are ideal for extreme and extended use.

Check out the new GORE-TEX® Pro product technology for Mountain Sports

Ideal For:
  • Mountaineering
  • Climbing
  • watersports
  • Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Motorcycling
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Outerwear Constructions

  • 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.

    Available In:

    GORE-TEX® products

  • 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.

    Available In:

    GORE-TEX® products
    GORE-TEX® Pro products
    GORE-TEX® Active products

  • Z-Liner Construction

    A GORE-TEX® membrane is bonded to a lightweight fabric and a liner is 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.

    Available In:

    GORE-TEX® products

2-Layer Construction

Outer Fabric

GORE-TEX® Membrane

Inner Lining

3-Layer Construction

Outer Fabric

GORE-TEX® Membrane

Inner Lining

Z-Liner Construction

Outer Fabric

GORE-TEX® Membrane

Inner Lining

Additional Features

  • Gore Micro Grid backer technology

    Using an innovative patent-pending internal backer fabric, this technology improves internal abrasion and snag resistance, enhances breathability and decreases weight. It also allows the garment to slide easily over mid-layers.

    Available In:

    GORE-TEX® Pro products

  • Extreme Wet Weather Construction

    Advanced garment design techniques are used to create garments that deliver superior protection against extreme and extended wet weather conditions.

    Available In:

    GORE-TEX® products
    GORE-TEX® Pro products

  • Paclite® product technology

    With an extremely lightweight and packable construction, garments with Paclite® product technology are the ideal solution for hiking, cycling and other sports where weight and space are critical. These garments keep you dry and cool during demanding activities and warm during cool down, even in windy, cold weather.

    Available In:

    GORE-TEX® products
    GORE-TEX® Pro products

  • Gore Comfort Mapping technology

    Mirroring the climate zones of the body such as shoulders, back and joints, specific GORE-TEX® fabrics are combined to increase breathability, comfort against skin, warmth, fit and other comfort characteristics where they are needed most.

    Available In:

    GORE-TEX® products
    GORE-TEX® Pro products
    GORE-TEX® Active products

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Rain Chamber Test

Rain Chamber Test

Garments with this construction are engineered to pass our most aggressive rain test, simulating extended vertical and horizontal wind-driven rain conditions.

Extreme Wet Weather Construction

Lightweight Construction

Lightweight Construction

Weighing in at less than 4.4 oz per square yard, GORE-TEX® garments with Paclite® product technology are considerably lighter than an average 3-layer GORE-TEX® garment.

Paclite® product technology

Climate Zones

Climate Zones

Your body has varying climate zones in parts such as shoulders, armpits, and joints. Some zones need greater insulation, while others require increased breathability. Gore Comfort Mapping Technology provides each zone distinct protection for ultimate comfort.

Gore Comfort Mapping technology

Quality Testing

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.

  • The Rain Room

    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.

  • Comfort Test

    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.

  • Martindale Test

    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.

  • 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.

The Rain Room
Comfort Test
Martindale Test
Cold Flex Test

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