Guaranteed To Keep You Dry®
If you are not completely satisfied with the waterproofness, windproofness, or breathability of your GORE-TEX® product, then we will repair it, replace it, or refund your purchase price. No matter which of our trusted customers makes the product, if it has the GORE-TEX® label on it, we have certified that it is durably waterproof, windproof and breathable for its intended use.
Enabling outdoor enthusiasts to experience the outdoors in comfort and protection has been at the heart of the GORE-TEX® brand since the beginning.
Since 1976, Gore’s technologies have been part of countless adventures around the globe, and even the moon. And with an enormous amount of energy, resources, and passion, we continue to innovate with the new technologies and solutions demanded by today’s outdoor enthusiasts.
Wilbert L. ("Bill") and Genevieve ("Vieve") Gore launch W. L. Gore & Associates in the basement of their home in Newark, Delaware. Bill leaves his job at DuPont to pursue his belief in the untapped potential of the polymer polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE.
ePTFE, or expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, was created by son Bob Gore when he rapidly stretched PTFE under certain conditions. The result was an incredibly strong, microporous material with an amazing list of characteristics including low water adsorption and good weathering properties.
Gore applies for what will become the first of many patents for GORE-TEX® products made with Gore's signature polymer, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, or ePTFE.
Gore receives its first commercial order for GORE-TEX® fabric — the first breathable, waterproof, and windproof fabric.
GORE-SEAM® Sealing Machines and GORE-SEAM® tape introduced.
Commercial introduction of 2-layer GORE-TEX® fabric and GORE-TEX® glove insert.
NASA's first space shuttle mission, shuttle Columbia, carries astronauts wearing spacesuits made with GORE-TEX® fabric.
Commercial introduction of GORE-TEX® z-liner.
GORE-TEX® fabric bootie invented; patent granted.
GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY® warranty introduced.
An international expedition team in Antarctica wears GORE-TEX® outerwear while traversing the continent. One explorer credits the fabric with saving his life.
Commercial introduction of GORE-TEX® PACLITE® fabric.
Commercial introduction of GORE-TEX® XCR® footwear.
Commercial introduction of GORE-TEX® XCR® gloves
Commercial introduction of GORE-TEX® Soft Shell.
Commercial introduction of GORE-TEX® Pro Shell and GORE-TEX® Gloves with Gore 2 in 1 Technology.
Commercial introduction of GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment.
Commercial introduction of GORE-TEX® Active products and GORE-TEX® Footwear with SURROUND™ Product Technology
GORE-TEX® fabric is chosen by hundreds of the world's most trusted outdoor apparel brands as their pinnacle technology for waterproof, windproof, and breathable protection, with a wide variety of products in the marketplace and new styles appearing each year. And the journey continues.
TRUSTED BRANDS CHOOSE GORE-TEX® BRAND
For ADIDAS, Gore is not just a superior supplier, but a great partner for innovation and future leadership
Gore will be our official supplier of waterproofness and breathability for the first La Sportiva apparel line ever.
In our partnership with Gore, we share a strong commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable manufacturing.
GORE-TEX® is the gold standard for comfort and protection in the world's most challenging environments.
It is one thing for a company to guarantee what it makes. It is quite another for it to guarantee what others make, but that is exactly what we do. Working hand-in-hand with our licensed manufacturers, we approve every product that utilizes GORE-TEX® fabrics by putting them through rigorous evaluations in our labs and in real life conditions.
Once a product is cleared for production, we support our Gore certified factories to meet our high manufacturing standards.
Retail Staff Training
Finally, when products arrive at retail stores, we train sales staff about our different fabric technologies so that they can help consumers find the right product for their needs. Every step of the way, we make sure that GORE-TEX® products are worthy of our GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY® promise. And that's our promise to you.
Our founders Bill and Vieve Gore understood and promoted the importance of respecting the environment. We are proud to carry on that tradition.
A focus in Gore’s Fabrics division is protecting people who enjoy the outdoors. At the same time, we recognize that in doing so, we need to consider the environment and efficiently use nature’s resources.
Our Fabrics division is committed to minimizing our environmental footprint through an active and responsible approach to the design and manufacture of our products and operation of our facilities.
This includes practices ranging from a Life Cycle Assessment of the total environmental influences of a finished product, to making sure our fabric manufacturing sites have implemented the bluesign® standard, which verifies that our manufacturing processes are carefully managed and equipped with the best available environmental controls.