Every day versatility
Garments made with GORE-TEX® fabric are durably waterproof, windproof and highly breathable, providing reliable weather protection and maximum comfort for a wide range of activities.
The following constructions are available for GORE-TEX® products
- 2-Layer Construction
GORE-TEX®products use a laminate construction in which a special GORE-TEX®membrane is bonded to the outer textile. The membrane is protected on the inside by a separate drop lining.Available in a wide variety of outer fabrics, garments made with 2-layer GORE-TEX® fabric are the versatile solution for style, comfort and protection against the elements.
- 3-Layer Construction
GORE-TEX®membrane is bonded to a wide range of outer materials and a backer on the inside to form a single fabric.Garments made with GORE-TEX® 3-layer fabric offer added durability without extra bulk. The reduced layers required mean less weight and more freedom of movement.
- Z-liner Construction
GORE-TEX®products have fewer sealed seams, allowing for more freedom in the design process. Z-linerconstructions can be combined with insulation.Garments made with GORE-TEX® Z-liner constructions offer excellent comfort in a wide range of styles. A GORE-TEX® membrane is bonded to a lightweight fabric and the liner is freely suspended between the outer fabric and the lining.
- LTD Construction
GORE-TEX®membrane is bonded to the inner lining. Special GORE-SEAM®tape technology ensures all seams are 100% waterproof.Garments made with GORE-TEX® LTD constructions provide a good combination of durable waterproof protection, comfort and versatility through a combination of soft and high-performance face textiles, membranes and special lining.
- Extreme Wet Weather Construction
Advanced garment design techniques are used to create garments that deliver superior protection against extreme and extended wet weather conditions. They are engineered to pass Gore's most aggressive rain test, simulating extended vertical and horizontal wind-driven rain.
- 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.
- GORE® C-KNIT™ backer technology
Garments made with the new 3-layer GORE-TEX® products with GORE® C-KNIT™ backer technology are durably waterproof, breathable and windproof. The lightweight construction delivers improved comfort for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, trekking, all mountain skiing/snowboarding and freeriding.