Overview

The Gore family of consumer products, including our revolutionary GORE‑TEX® fabric, is designed to provide superior performance in a wide range of applications. If it says "Gore" on the label, you can count on the very best in outerwear, guitar strings, vacuum cleaner bags, and more.


GORE-TEX® Technology

Whether you take part in outdoor activities, highly aerobic sports, or demanding professional pursuits, with GORE‑TEX® product technology inside, you'll stay dry and comfortable outside.

That's because a GORE‑TEX® brand hang tag is more than just a piece of paper. It is a promise – a promise we take very seriously. When a product carries our label, you can trust that it represents decades of innovation and testing that guarantees it will deliver comfort and protection.

We're so confident that you can depend on our products that we back them with our GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY® Promise: If you're not completely satisfied with the waterproof, windproof, or breathable performance of your GORE‑TEX® product, we will repair it, replace it or refund your purchase price.


GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Technology

While plenty of products offer some level of wind protection, only GORE® WINDSTOPPER® products offer you the unique combination of total windproofness and optimized breathability. This combination yields an incredibly versatile product that gives you the freedom to enjoy being outside in a wide range of weather conditions, doing activities at various levels of intensity.

This performance is provided by the ultra light and thin GORE® WINDSTOPPER® membrane that adds total wind protection to any textile without perceivably changing its breathability. Windproofness stops your body from feeling the chilling effects of wind and weather, while protecting the warm yet highly sensitive micro-climate that surrounds your skin. High breathability prevents overheating and perspiration build-up by allowing moisture vapor to easily escape. Many GORE® WINDSTOPPER® products also offer high water resistance for protection in damp conditions.

Because this protection is inherent to the GORE® WINDSTOPPER® membrane and doesn’t wear out, garments or accessories made with GORE® WINDSTOPPER® fabric are easy to care for.

GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Technology


GORE® Wear

Our products embody our commitment to innovation. Innovation born from understanding the specific needs of athletes and engineered to enhance your experiences. We create highly functional products from our world-leading fabrics technologies to deliver simplicity at the point of extreme need. The continuous cycle of research, design and development, testing and re-testing is fundamental to our core principle of form follows function. Working at the intersection of the human body and technology, our designers create products that master the elements by optimizing comfort, breathability, lightweight, weather protection, insulation and versatility.

We strive to deliver the best so you can be your best.


GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment

The Science of Nothing

GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment is the first scientifically developed concealment technology based on how prey animals see the world.

Unlike traditional hunting patterns that mimic nature, GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment consists of digital patterns engineered to make it difficult for prey to detect and recognize humans. Developed after lengthy research with top animal vision and military camouflage scientists, this truly innovative technology will enable hunters to take closer, more effective shots.

This technology is offered in three patterns. The first two patterns were designed for hunting deer and other ungulates (hoofed animals) in open country and forest environments. The third science-based hunting concealment pattern is the first to be optimized for hunting waterfowl.


Elixir® Strings

Unlike Elixir Strings, other guitar strings become sabotaged by dirt and debris, which builds up between the gaps in the windings, contaminating the string and killing tone. With Elixir Strings, we add an ultra-thin fluoropolymer coating that acts as a physical barrier between the strings and its damaging environment.

Elixir Strings is the only brand to coat the entire string -- protecting not only the outer string surface, but also the  gaps between the string windings. As a result, Elixir Strings retain their tone longer than any other string, uncoated or coated*.

No wonder musicians around the world make Elixir Strings their guitar string of choice.

* Elixir Strings player survey

 


GORE® CLEANSTREAM® Filters

GORE® CLEANSTREAM® Filters offer a washable high-efficiency vacuum cleaner filter to enhance the performance of your vacuum cleaner and protect it from premature wear.

GORE® CLEANSTREAM® Filters come factory-installed on many leading brands of household vacuum cleaners including Dirt Devil®, Eureka®, and Beam® Central Vac. They are quickly becoming the primary filter of choice for bagless vacuum cleaners, and can also be found on some models as post-motor or final filters, where CleanStream filters capture particles before air exits the vacuum cleaner.

Consumers can be confident that filters are custom-manufactured to the specifications of each make and model of vacuum cleaner in which they are installed. W. L. Gore & Associates and the vacuum cleaner manufacturers work closely together to provide a proper fit that results in optimized vacuum cleaner performance.

GORE® CLEANSTREAM® Filters are also available for most brands of wet/dry vacuums. Our exclusive nonstick surface stops ultra-fine dust and is easily cleaned to restore the airflow of your vacuum. Most filters use depth filtration which traps dirt inside the filters. These filters eventually clog and must be replaced.

GORE® CLEANSTREAM® Filters trap dirt on the surface – just tap or rinse to clean – dirt and debris is removed from the filter. Filters pick up either wet or dry – no need to remove filter when used for water leaks, wet basement, plumbing emergencies and spills. Available with HEPA Filtration (99.97% efficient at 0.3 microns) or High Efficiency Filtration (99.7% efficient at 0.3 microns).

GORE® CLEANSTREAM® Filters