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When the weather closes in, GORE-TEX products will keep you protected from start to finish.


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? Is it a coating or an impregnation? An outer fabric or an inner textile lining? It's none of those but all of the following:

The GORE-TEX Membrane

The GORE-TEX membrane is at the heart of all GORE-TEX products. The GORE-TEX membrane is an extremely thin layer of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). It has over 9 billion pores per square inch. It's these pores that give the GORE-TEX fabric its characteristics.

The GORE-TEX laminate

In order to use the GORE-TEX membrane in the manufacture of a finished product, it first has to be bonded between a high-performance lining and outer textiles. This combination of membrane and support material is referred to as the GORE-TEX laminate.

It's a product technology

GORE-TEX product technologies offer unique solutions for specific activities and climate conditions to fit your individual needs.

It's a promise

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

GORE-TEX Outerwear technologies

GORE-TEX products - Everyday versatility

Garments engineered with GORE-TEX fabrics are durably waterproof and windproof, combined with optimised breathability—enduring products that maximize protection and comfort for the wearer.

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GORE-TEX PRO products - Engineered for the extreme

Garments made with 3-layer GORE-TEX Pro fabric are durably waterproof, windproof and extremely breathable. They combine comfort with reliable weather protection, even during extended activities in extreme weather.

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GORE-TEX ACTIVE products - Fast pace, high intensity

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

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GORE-TEX Footwear technologies

GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear

Shoes engineered with GORE-TEX Performance Comfort product technology are designed for outdoor use in moderate weather conditions.

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GORE-TEX Extended Comfort Footwear

Shoes engineered with GORE-TEX Extended Comfort product technology are designed for indoor and outdoor use in moderate and warmer conditions or during higher activity levels.

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GORE-TEX Insulated Comfort

Shoes engineered with GORE-TEX Insulated Comfort product technology are designed for outdoor use in rain, snow and cold conditions.

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