What is the GORE-TEX® fabric?

GORE-TEX® products are well known for providing long-lasting, comfortable weather protection you can trust from your head down to your toes. But what exactly is the GORE-TEX® fabric? Is it a coating or an impregnation? An outer fabric or an inner textile lining? It's none of those but all of the following:

The membrane

1. It's a membrane

The GORE-TEX® membrane is at the heart of all GORE-TEX® products. Due to its microporous structure it has some amazing characteristics.

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The Laminate

2. It's a laminate

A GORE-TEX® laminate is created by bonding the GORE-TEX® membrane between high-performance lining and outer textiles.

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Product technology

3. It's a product technology

GORE-TEX® product technologies offer unique solutions for specific activities and climate conditions to fit your individual needs.

Outerwear Technologies
Footwear Technologies
Gloves Technologies

GORE-TEX® Hangtag

4. It's a promise

All products engineered with GORE-TEX® product technology carry the GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY® promise.

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Learn about GORE-TEX® product technologies

GORE-TEX® Active products with NEW SHAKEDRY™ Product Technology

The lightest and most breathable GORE-TEX® products available.

Dry and comfortable all around


Designed for indoor and outdoor use in moderate or warmer conditions.

GORE-TEX® gloves + Gore active technology

The ideal solution for active sports in cool and cold conditions.

Discover GORE-TEX® Products

  • Men's Jacket Norvan SL Hoody


  • Women's Boots Nucleo High GTX®

    La Sportiva

  • Men's Gloves Royal GTX®

  • Women's Jacket ONE LADY GORE-TEX® SHAKEDRY™ Running Jacket