Learn More About GORE-TEX

This winter Gore-tex features in a large proportion of our outer wear ranges, and with the fabric technology being introduced into more main stream winter sports products we thought we’d give you the low-down on the differences between the products:

Gore-Tex logo

GORE-TEX® fabrics are created by laminating GORE-TEX® membrane to high-performance textiles, then sealing them for guaranteed waterproof protection. Gore launched the first truly waterproof and breathable garment in 1978 and continue to innovate with the new technologies and solutions demanded by today’s outdoor enthusiasts.


Subject other technical fabrics to hard use or frequent washing and they may quickly lose effectiveness. Not GORE-TEX® fabrics. Each one is designed to be durably waterproof, windproof, and breathable and maintain its performance for the useful life of the end product.

Whether you take part in leisurely outdoor activities, energetic sports, or high performance and professional pursuits, GORE-TEX® products offer a range of products to match your requirements. Find out more so you can choose the right outerwear for your activity:

GORE-TEX Products:

Garments engineered with GORE-TEX® product technology are durably waterproof and windproof combined with optimised breathability. Enduring products that maximise protection and comfort.

Key advantages

  • Durably waterproof and windproof
  • Optimised breathability


Gore-Tex - Trail Running

Garments engineered with GORE-TEX® Active product technology are built for extreme breathability and are ideal for highly aerobic activities. All components are built for optimised sweat management to ensure extreme breathability and optimum comfort in high aerobic conditions.

Gore-Tex - Active

Key advantages

  • Extremely breathable
  • Lightweight (max. garment weight 400 g)
  • Excellent next-to-skin comfort


Gore-Tex - Mountaineering

Garments engineered with GORE-TEX® Pro product technology are built for maximised ruggedness and are ideal for extreme and extended use.
 All components are built for maximised ruggedness while strict textile performance specifications ensure optimum strength. All GORE-TEX® Pro garments must pass Gore’s toughest test conditions and most aggressive rainstorm test.

Gore-Tex - Pro

Key advantages

  • Durably waterproof and windproof
  • Extremely rugged and durable materials
  • Extremely breathable

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