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HOW DOES THE GORE-TEX MEMBRANE WORK?

The GORE-TEX membrane has 9 billion pores per square inch, with each pore 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet. These tiny holes are too small for water and wind to pass through from the outside, which is how we can guarantee you'll stay dry and warm in a garment made with GORE-TEX fabric. But these same pores are large enough for moisture vapor to pass through, so your body's pe... read more

HOW DURABLE IS GORE-TEX FABRIC?

GORE-TEX fabric will last for many years. It's incredibly durable, and unlike other "waterproof/breathable" fabrics that can lose waterproofness after repeated laundering, flexing, abrasion, exposure to body oils or insect spray, the waterproofness and breathability of GORE-TEX fabric is guaranteed under any conditions you may encounter. read more

WHAT IS GORE-TEX FABRIC?

First introduced in 1978, GORE-TEX fabric is created when we laminate our patented GORE-TEX membrane to high performance textiles, which are then used by authorised garment manufacturers to make outerwear, accessories, and footwear. read more

WHAT'S THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A GORE-TEX GARMENT?

The GORE-TEX membrane won't deteriorate with time, and our garments are guaranteed to be durably waterproof and breathable. Please use common sense and wear your garment for its intended use; i.e, don't wear a lightweight cycling jacket on a backcountry camping trip. If you maintain your garment properly, you can expect it to last.   read more

WHY DO GORE-TEX GARMENTS NEED SEAM TAPE?

Seam tape is used to seal the tiny holes created by sewing when GORE-TEX fabric is made into garments. These holes may be small, but they can cause leaks. We specially manufacture our own GORE-SEAM® Tape and regulate the seam taping process to ensure compatibility with our fabrics and ensure the durability of seam waterproofness. read more