Weather protection on the trail. Functional, lightweight, and highly breathable GORE-TEX® Active hooded jacket with backpack optimised cut and details.
Garments engineered with GORE-TEX® Active product technology are built for extreme breathability and are ideal for highly aerobic, done in a day activities. All components are built for optimised sweat management to ensure extreme breathability and optimum comfort in high aerobic conditions. The performance is also supported by a tight fitting and minimalistic garment design.
At the heart of GORE-TEX® fabric is an extremely thin membrane that's durably waterproof, windproof, and breathable. It has over 9 billion pores per square inch.
What Durably Waterproof Means
Gore believe waterproof garments shouldn’t leak - period. Many outdoor brands claim their products are waterproof but can’t always keep that promise over time in real-life conditions. We keep that promise. GORE-TEX® fabrics provide truly durable waterproofness, keeping water out through prolonged use in harsh conditions and demanding applications.
Although textiles like microfibers, closely woven fabrics, and many fleece materials are often considered windproof, even light winds can penetrate most of these fabrics, making you feel chilled and uncomfortable. In technical terms, a fabric can only be considered truly windproof if its air permeability is 1.0 cfm (volume of air that passes through one cubic foot of fabric in one minute) or less. All GORE-TEX® products meet or exceed this standard.
“Breathability” is one of the outdoor industry’s most misunderstood terms. It is not, as many believe, about a fabric’s ability to let air move through it, rather it refers to how well it lets your sweat escape in the form of moisture vapour. Gore’s standards require that during heavy exertion their fabrics must breathe well enough to allow sweat to evaporate easily.
Waterproof clothing for use in active sports has a hard job. It must stop you getting wet from the outside but allow the moisture generated by your body to escape. All breathable waterproof clothing will stop you getting wet from the rain but top quality fabrics breathe much better than budget items. Vents help by letting the wind blow moisture away but they're not a subsitute for better fabric. Breathable waterproof clothing will only work if the moisture given off by your body is still vapour as it passes through the membrane. To allow this, you need to wear the right clothing underneath and keep insulation to a minimum to reduce perspiration. Technical base layers and fleece fabrics will transmit moisture away from your skin and let it escape through the outer layer. Absorbent fabrics like cotton will stop this process as will wearing the waterproof right next to your skin. As the moisture vapour passes out through the outer layer, it needs to pass into air - not water. That's why the outer fabric is treated with a water repellant finish, so it stays dry. If this finish gets worn off, you need to replace it.
When developing new concepts Gore ask themselves one question: does this product make life easier for a runner? If there is no clear answer they go back to the drawing board. It may sound harsh but that’s just the first of many tests we perform on the long road from idea to finished product. We believe that extensive testing, both on the field and in our own prototype lab is the way to create apparel that lives up to the Gore Running Wear® brand.
Makers of high quality running wear and textiles such as shorts, jackets, t-shirts and gloves. GORE-TEX® , WINDSTOPPER® and other technical fabrics are strategically selected to ensure the proper balance between comfort, performance and protection.
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