Every glove is subject to a series of performance tests in our labs. Only if a product meets our exacting and rigorous standards. Only if a product passes, matches, or exceeds our high-as-it-gets quality standards can it be produced in one of our partner’s certified factories.
THE WHOLE-GLOVE BREATHABILITY TEST
Hot steam is pumped through the glove, which is weighed before and after the test. By measuring the amount of water vapor that escapes from the glove, we can determine how breathable the glove is.
THE WHOLE GLOVE LEAK TEST
All gloves in the original GORE-TEX products range carry the GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™ promise, and this test uses pressurized air to ensure waterproof integrity. Air bubbles detected in the water means the glove is leaking, so it will not pass the test.
THE LINER RETENTION TEST
This ensures that lining and finger inserts are securely attached to the shell of the glove so they don't get pulled out when the glove is taken off. This test ensures appropriate dexterity in the glove.
THE SPRAY TEST
This test measures the water repellency of the outer material. The fewer water droplets that stick to the fabric the better, since poorly protected fabrics soak up water, become heavy, and cause heat loss.