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GORE-TEX® fabrics are created by laminating a GORE-TEX® membrane to a high performance textile, then sealing it with proprietary seam sealing tape for durable waterproof protection. GORE-TEX® paclite fabrics feature the lightest most packable fabrics that gore has to offer. They are durable, waterproof, windproof, extremely breathable and are ideal when weight and space are critical . GORE-TEX® performance shells are designed to provide breathable comfort and durable waterproof and windproof protection.
The GORE-TEX® membrane is the heart of all GORE-TEX® products . It contains over 9 billion microscopic pores per square inch. These pores are 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet , but 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule, which makes the GORE-TEX® membrane durably waterproof, while all owing perspiration to escape from the inside . An oleophobic, or oil- hating , substance is integrated into the membrane, preventing the penetration of body oil sand insect repellent that could otherwise affect the membrane .
WINDSTOPPER ® soft shells offer total windproofness with maximum breatha bility, combining the comfort of the soft mid layer and the water resistance of a shell in onegarment. WINDSTOPPER ® soft shells keep you comfortable with the freedom of movement needed for enhanced per formance in a wide range of activities and weather conditions .
WINDSTOPPER® fabrics are constructed by laminating a special membrane to a wide range of functional fabrics selected according to the final product's intended use. WINDSTOPPER® fabrics offer soft, lightweight weather protection in one versatile and durable garment. Owing to their total windproofness and maximum breathability, WINDSTOPPER® garments will keep you comfortable longer across a wide range of weather conditions and activities . All WINDSTOPPER® products offer total windproofness and maximum breathability. These innovations take their performance - and yours - to a whole new level.
A durable water repellent coating is a finish that is placed on the face of the fabric to make it water resistant and hydrophobic. The dwr penetrates the fibers and lowers the surface tenson of the external fabric , causing water to bead up and roll off when it gets wet .
The GORE-TEX™ membrane is very thin layer of expanded polytetraflouroethylene with over 9 billion pores per square inch. These breathable pores allow inner moisture (like perspiration) to escape while preventing any outer elements from coming in. You stay warm, dry, and comfortable no matter the elements. See how we have improved freedom of motion with the revolutionary GORE-TEX™ Stealth Jacket.