You may have seen the GORE-TEX® tag on clothing,shoes, and gloves, but do you know what GORE-TEX® is and how it works? GORE-TEX® is a waterproof, windproof, breathable fabric. At the heart of GORE-TEX® is an extremely thin membrane, also waterproof, windproof, and breathable. This membrane has over nine billion pores per square inch! The GORE-TEX® fabric and membrane are bonded between high performance lining and shell textiles. Since every stitch in a seam can cause a potential leak, GORE-TEX® has a team of specially trained manufacturers in certified factories to apply GORE-SEAM®. This provides customers with a durable, waterproof product.
GORE-TEX® helps keep the body warm by keeping you dry. “Wet fabrics conduct 3 times more heat than dry fabrics, robbing your body of warmth. By keeping water out, the waterproof clothing system prevents this heat loss. As a result, you stay dry and comfortable during extended use and in harsh conditions” (GORE-TEX®, 2014).
GORE-TEX® fabric is breathable and keeps you dry. If you have sweaty hands for example, GORE-TEX® technology will allow the moisture from your hands to evaporate through the glove while keeping the moisture from the snow out. Remember, the membrane has over nine billion pore per square inch!
GORE-TEX® also offers a guarantee on their products. If you’re not completely satisfied with the features of your product, the company will repair it, replace it, or refund your purchase price!
Come in to The Skier’s Edge and check out our GORE-TEX® gloves for men and women!
Read more about GORE-TEX® technology here: https://www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satellite/content/our-fabrics#!