THE GORE-TEX CLIMATE MEMBRANE
High-tech for your comfort.
The GORE-TEX membrane is the core of GORE-TEX products. It is durable, waterproof, absolutely windproof and very breathable. The result:
- water from the outside cannot penetrate
- wind is kept away
- sweat can easily escape to the outside
By these means, the body is kept constantly dry, comfortable and warm with GORE-TEX products.
These pores are around 20.990 times smaller than a water molecule, however 700 times bigger than a water vapour molecule. An oil repellent layer at the membrane ensures durable water resistance and prevents that body oils or insect repellent from penetrating the membrane.
Every product carrying the GORE-TEX logo is guaranteed to fulfill the above criteria.
Garments made with GORE-TEX fabric are durably waterproof, windproof and highly breathable, providing reliable weather protection and maximum comfort for a wide range of activities.
These garments keep your body dry by allowing perspiration vapour to escape so you remain cool during activity and warm during cool-down.
The following constructions are available for GORE-TEX products.
GORE-TEX 3-Layer Technology is an extremely light, space-saving material, which packs down far smaller than regular GORE-TEX clothing, in order to be stowed easily in a tank bag, rucksack or bag. GORE-TEX 3-Layer Technology clothing is extremely breathable, totally waterproof, fully windproof and super light.
GORE-TEX 3-Layer Technology clothing consists of a GORE-TEX membrane which is laminated with a special coating. A seperate 3-Layer GORE-TEX jacket or pants is made out of this material. Together with an outer jacket and pants a special combination is created. The essential comfort advantages:
- fast reaction to sudden change in weather as the 3-Layer GORE-TEX jacket/pants can be dressed easily over the outer clothing
- flexible use of the membrane in cold or hot weather
- direct ventilation of the body when using the outer jacket/pants solo
- low weight and pack size of the 3-Layer GORE-TEX products
GORE-TEX products with Z-Liner ensures ambitious touring motorcyclists high comfort in all weather conditions by optimal breathability and durable water and wind density.
It is generally used in a 'Z-liner' construction, which involves the GORE-TEX membrane being bonded to a lightweight carrier fabric and then being freely suspended between the outer material and lining of the garment. This enables an attractive and also functional design of the garment. This membrane construction has essential comfort advantages:
- good heat insulation between the layers due to air cell
- high wearing comfort and soft grip due to separate, consecutively lying material layers
- integrated air-vent zipper in the outer material arrange an optimal balance of temperature
Gore-Tex Pro Products
When the going gets tough, GORE-TEX Pro products are the best solution. Fabricated with the most rugged, most breathable, durable waterproof and windproof fabrics, GORE-TEX Pro garments meet the demands of professional riders and serious enthusiasts alike.
The triple-layer construction comprises a special high performance climate membrane, bonded to a tough outer material and a stable inner lining. Its advantage is that the outer material does not soak water and thus will not waterlog. This has essential, comfortable advantages:
- better breathability as there are no additional air cells
- no increase of weight because of absorption of water/rain
- fast drying
GORE-TEX Pro products for mountainsport activities exclusively utilise a revolutionary, patent pending, 100 % ePTFE-based multilayer membrane system with a unique microstructure. The membrane is durably bonded to both the outer material and a specially developed robust inner lining. Outer materials that meet strict performance criteria (denier ≥40) and the patented, thin, low denier Gore Micro Grid Backer technology which enhances breathability, reduces weight, internal abrasion and snag resistance are paired with a demanding garment design specification to ensure the high performance of 3-layer GORE-TEX Pro products.