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What is GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment?

GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment is the first hunter concealment approach to consider animal vision as the ultimate effectiveness test. This concealment patternn applies revolutionary new findings in animal vision science, camouflague science and advanced computer technology. in contrast with mimicry camoflague, which attempts to make the hunter match his environment, the premise of GORE™... read more

How does the GORE-TEX® membrane work?

The GORE-TEX® membrane has 9 billion pores per square inch, with each pore 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet. These tiny holes are too small for water and wind to pass through from the outside, which is how we can guarantee you'll stay dry and warm in a garment made with GORE-TEX® fabric. But these same pores are large enough for moisture vapor to pass through, so your body's ... read more

What's the life expectancy of a GORE-TEX® garment?

The GORE-TEX® membrane won't deteriorate with time, and our garments are guaranteed to be durably waterproof and breathable. Please use common sense and wear your garment for its intended use; i.e, don't wear a lightweight cycling jacket on a backcountry camping trip. If you maintain your garment properly, you can expect it to last. read more

What is WINDSTOPPER® by GORE-TEX Labs fabric?

GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER® laminates utilize an ultralight inner membrane technology that combines total windproofness with maximum breathability. Engineered for a wide range activities and weather conditions, our fabrics are so comfortable and versatile, they often become favorite everyday outdoor garments as well. read more

What is Aerolite Insulation?

The best thing about synthetic insulation is that it stays warm even in extreme, wet conditions. Until now, that reliability has come at the cost of bulkier and heavier products. Taking cues from one of nature's most effective insulators - trapped air - we saw an opportunity to make synthetic insulation lighter and warmer while keeping its warm-when-wet properties. Enabled by PrimaLo... read more

Why is the windchill factor important when I'm outdoors?

When the wind blows through a garment that's not windproof, it destroys the warm layer of air next to your skin — your microclimate. You start to feel uncomfortable almost immediately. Just think about how many times you've retreated indoors when the windchill temperature was -10° F/-23° C, even though the thermostat read 40° F/4° C. It's that windchill effect: it makes everything col... read more

Can WINDSTOPPER® by GORE-TEX Labs laminates lose their windproofness?

No. Because our ultralight GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER® membrane technology is built right into the fabric, it retains its windproofness over use — even after 100 wash and dry cycles. Other windproof products, such as some microfibers, can lose windproofness after only one wash cycle. read more

How is WINDSTOPPER® by GORE-TEX Labs laminate different from GORE-TEX® fabric?-

GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER® garments are windproof and breathable. While water resistant, they are not waterproof. GORE-TEX® garments are waterproof, breathable, and windproof. Both fabrics are extremely durable. read more