Gore: A Pioneer in the Development of High-Performance Textiles
Gore has been a pioneer in the development of high-performance textiles. The company began its work in this area in the 1970s with its discovery that outerwear could be both waterproof and breathable at the same time.
The company began its work in this area in the 1970s with its discovery that outerwear could be both waterproof and breathable at the same time. Prior to the invention of GORE-TEX® fabric, waterproof garments often were heavy, unwieldy and uncomfortable. Wearers were as likely to get wet from the inside, from perspiration trapped inside garments, as from the elements. Gore's revolutionary patented membrane technology, proven for more than 25 years, forever changed the standard of performance outerwear.
Gore's commitment to the science of comfort and protection has resulted in fabrics for a range of activities and conditions, both indoors and out.
GORE-TEX® fabric is specifically engineered to form an impenetrable barrier against wind and water while maintaining breathability. As the most-tested and most-trusted windproof, waterproof, breathable fabric, GORE-TEX® Outerwear carries its own GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™ promise.
In addition to the family of GORE-TEX® Fabrics, Gore offers WINDSTOPPER® Outerwear that keeps wearers warm and comfortable with fewer layers and less bulk. AIRVANTAGE® Adjustable Insulation enables the wearer to simply and instantly control the amount of insulation required at a given moment, without adding or removing layers.
Gore fabrics are also used on the job, indoors and outside, by medical professionals, fire services, the military, utility workers and emergency personnel. Specialized military fabrics are designed for the harsh and demanding environments routinely encountered by militaries throughout the world. CROSSTECH® fabric provides firefighters and safety personnel superior performance unmatched by any other waterproof and breathable barrier fabric and liquid penetration resistance against blood and body fluids.
When it comes to the most extreme environment, outer space, Gore fibers provide the solution to challenging temperatures and ultraviolet radiation. Gore fibers have been woven into the outer layer of astronauts' space suits since the first space shuttle mission.