Gore-Tex was invented in 1969. It is a waterproof, breathable and windproof fabric membrane can repel liquid water while allowing water vapour to pass through. It is designed to be a lightweight, waterproof fabric for all-weather use Gore-Tex is vigorously tested for reliable protection even in demanding conditions it makes these product so popular used in the production of outdoor jackets, trousers, boots, etc. It is composed of stretched polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which is more commonly known by the generic trademark Teflon.
How It Works
The GORE-TEX contains pores smaller than a water droplet, but larger than a water vapor molecule. So rain and snow can’t get in, but sweat can get out.
When you decide to buy clothes with a Gore-Tex membrane, you need to realize that there are different number of fabric layers:
- 2 layer
- 2.5 layer
- 3 layer
GORE-TEX PRODUCTS RANGE:
- GORE-TEX GARMENTS
GORE-TEX garments are durably waterproof, totally windproof and very breathable. They come with the GORE-TEX promise: GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™.
Built to provide comfort and reliable protection against the elements, they are so versatile that you can use them across a spectrum of sports and everyday activities.
Made for: Everyday and Hiking
GORE-TEX garments come in 2-layer and 3-layer construction depending on the desired purpose. Garments made with GORE-TEX 2-layer fabric available in a wide variety of outer fabrics. They’re the versatile solution for style, comfort, and protection against the elements. Garments made with GORE-TEX 3-layer fabric offer added durability without extra bulk.
Future: Durably Waterproof, Extremely Breathable, Windproof, Insulated*.
- GORE-TEX PRO technology
This is gear for going further than you’ve ever been before. GORE-TEX PRO technology is for outdoor professionals and serious outdoor enthusiasts who need the best weather protection available. Our extremely rigorous testing standards mean that you get the ultimate in waterproof, windproof and breathability – guaranteed.
Made for: Mountaineering and Hiking
Future: Durably Waterproof, Extremely Breathable, Totally Windproof, Very Rugged.
- GORE-TEX PACLITE® PLUS GARMENTS
Hope for the best but prepare for the worst-so the saying goes. Being serious about your adventure means carrying a jacket that’s genuinely lightweight and compact to carry, and that provides proper protection against the elements. GORE-TEX PACLITE® Plus garments offer guaranteed and durable protection against rain, wind, and worse, in an extremely breathable jacket that’s ultralight and packable. This unique combination creates the perfect backup shell. So you can be ready for every adventure.
Made for: Mountaineering and Hiking
Future: Durably Waterproof, Extremely Breathable, Totally Windproof, Lightweight.
- GORE-TEX Active SHAKEDRY™ garments
From gut-busting alpine ascents to running home from work, you want nothing to hold you back. Engineered for speed, GORE-TEX Active jackets with SHAKEDRY™ product technology are super light, extremely breathable, and prevent water absorption with their persistent beading outer face. Water simply beads up and rolls right off the surface, which results in minimal chilling effects or weight gain caused by wetted out garments.
With waterproof protection backed by our GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™ promise, GORE-TEX Active jackets with SHAKEDRY™ product technology are ideal for pushing on and getting more done.
Made for: Running, Climbing and Hiking.
Future: Durably Waterproof, Extremely Breathable, Totally Windproof, Persistent Beading, Lightweight.