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About GORE-TEX® Fabric
GORE-TEX® fabrics are created by laminating GORE-TEX® membrane to high-performance textiles and then sealing the garment seams with GORE SEAM® tape, resulting in durable waterproof protection. This ensures your body will be fresh no matter how extreme the weather outside.
The GORE-TEX® membrane is the heart of all GORE-TEX® products. It contains over 9 billion microscopic pores per square inch. These pores are 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, but 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule, which makes the GORE-TEX® membrane durably waterproof, while allowing perspiration to escape from the inside. An oleophobic, or oil-hating, substance is integrated into the membrane, preventing the penetration of body oils and insect repellent that could otherwise affect the membrane.
To construct a GORE-TEX® laminate, Gore bonds the GORE-TEX® membrane between high-performance breathable fabrics. All GORE-TEX® fabrics are durably waterproof, windproof, and breathable. There are many different outer fabrics and fabric constructions available so that you can choose what's most important to you: weight, texture, abrasion resistance; etc.
Seams and stitching are essential aspects of a garment's construction. Unfortunately, they compromise the water and liquid protective properties of the fabric: seams and needle holes may be small, but they will still leak. That's why they must be completely sealed.
For durable waterproofness and liquid resistance, Gore products rely on GORE-SEAM® tape. This unique tape, backed by reliable Gore equipment and know-how, ensures that every seam and tiny stitch hole is sealed.
GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY® Promise
If you are not completely satisfied with the waterproofness, windproofness, or breathability of a GORE-TEX® product then Gore will repair it, replace it, or refund your purchase price.
GORE-TEX® Product Testing
How to Wash GORE-TEX® Fabric / Keeping GORE-TEX® Fabric Waterproof
Product testing is an integrated part of creating a new garment with GORE-TEX® fabric. GORE-TEX® products are put through a rigorous testing regiment before hitting the floor of our store.
GORE-TEX® products are put through the ultimate test of performance and comfort in actual field conditions. Numerous people will test the garment in its end use before it is approved for commercialization.
Caring for GORE-TEX® fabric is easy.
Learn how to care for your outerwear made with GORE-TEX® fabric.
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Learn more with our other Outerwear guides:
Waterproof Ratings and Breathability Guide
How to Choose Insulated Garments
How to Choose Ski Base Layers and Long Underwear
Dressing for Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding - Clothing and Layers Guide
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