GORE-TEX® PERFORMANCE SHELL
The 2-layer GORE-TEX® Performance Shell provides breathable comfort and durably waterproof protection. It is the perfect solution for most kinds of outdoor activities. With the 2-layer GORE-TEX® Performance Shell a special GORE-TEX® membrane is bonded to the outer fabric. The separate lining inside ensures better wearing comfort and versatility.
THE GORE-TEX® MEMBRANE
The GORE-TEX® membrane is the heart of all GORE-TEX® products. It contains over 9 billion microscopic pores per square inch. These pores are 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, but 700 times larger than a water vapor molecule, which makes the GORE-TEX® membrane completely waterproof from the outside, while allowing perspiration to escape from the inside. An oleophobic, or oil-hating, substance is integrated into the membrane, preventing the penetration of body oils and insect repellent that could otherwise affect the membrane.
Seams and stitching are essential aspects of a garment’s construction. Unfortunately, they compromise the water and liquid protective properties of the fabric: seams and needle holes may be small, but they will still leak. That’s why they must be completely sealed. For absolute waterproofness and liquid resistance, our products rely on GORE-SEAM® TAPE. This unique tape, backed by reliable Gore equipment and know-how, ensures that every seam and tiny stitch hole is sealed.
THE GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY® PROMISE
If you are not completely satisfied with the waterproofness, windproofness, or breathability of a GORE-TEX® product then we will repair it, replace it, or refund your purchase price. All GORE-TEX® garments and footwear – and only GORE-TEX® garments and footwear – carry the Guaranteed to Keep You Dry® promise.