Garments

Life Cycle Assessment identifies “durability” as key influencing factor in reducing the environmental impact of functional outerwear

Feldkirchen-Westerham, 12 July 2013 – W.L. Gore & Associates’ Fabrics Division announces the latest findings of its Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). LCA is the global standard for assessing the total environmental impact of a finished product and takes into account all aspects of a product’s ecological footprint including resource and energy consumption, emissions to air, water and land as well as health and ecosystems. LCA is widely used in industry, by governments and NGOs. read more »

TEN PEOPLE, FOURTEEN PEAKS, FIVE DAYS.

The team who will tackle the next GORE-TEX Experience Tour project has been announced. The Fourteen Peaks Challenge takes place in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park in North Wales this March guided by experts from the National Mountain Centre at Plas y Brenin. read more »

Maloja to join forces with Gore

  07. February, 2013 , ,
„Look before your doorstep to find good things“. That could be the motto for the future collaboration between W.L. Gore & As-sociates GmbH (Gore) and Maloja, the linear distance between the two company locations in Feldkirchen and Rimsting measuring not more than 50 km. Actually though, the aim is to refine the functional designs and cuts of Maloja active wear with innovative fabrics, and in doing so to transfer the high quality and performance standards to attractive styles. Ispo 2013 will mark the date for the inital presentation of the first collection with GORE-TEX and WINDSTOPPER® laminates. read more »

The inner sequences – how the body regulates temperature in hot and cold environments

  01. February, 2013 , ,
For the human body to function properly, the temperature of our vital organs, i.e. the brain, heart, lungs and liver, has to remain at approximately 37°C – at all times. What we take for granted is actually a highly complex regulatory mechanism – but how does this actually work? read more »

The new GORE-TEX Pro membrane technology

  01. February, 2013 , , ,
Innovative technologies for maximum protection and better comfort: W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore) extends its successful GORE-TEX product range to include a new generation of GORE-TEX Pro products. Engineered for professional mountaineers and ambitious outdoor and freeride enthusiasts, these products offer improved ruggedness and significantly increased breathability, thus adding an entirely new dimension to professional hard shell clothing. This is thanks to a revolutionary, patent-pending membrane technology. read more »

For extreme conditions – Gore presents a new, more rugged and significantly more breathable generation of GORE-TEX Pro products

  01. February, 2013 , , ,
W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore) continues to push the boundaries of innovation and presents a completely new generation of GORE-TEX Pro products for autumn/winter 2013/2014: durably waterproof, windproof and breathable 3-layer laminates that offer improved ruggedness and increased breathability compared to the previous product generation. For professional mountaineers and the over 20 million serious outdoor and freeride enthusiasts worldwide this means better comfort paired with perfect protection in extreme weather conditions. read more »

Japanese Mountain Climber Scales World’s Tallest Mountains with Support from Gore

  29. October, 2012 ,
It’s estimated that only around 3,000 people have ever successfully scaled Mt. Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Japanese mountain climber Hirotaka Takeuchi is among them. But he didn’t stop there. Earlier this year, he became the first Japanese mountain climber to scale the world’s 14 tallest mountains, each one greater than 8,000 meters tall, or between 26,000 and 29,000 feet. And he relied on support from Gore, and GORE-TEX fabric, to reach his years-long goal. read more »

A global sneak peek at the new D-air® Street GORE-TEX jacket

  05. October, 2012
Saturday 6 October 2012 at the D-Store in Rome the intelligent airbag introduced by Dainese will be presented. Thanks to their respective technologies, GORE-TEX and DAINESE, partners for years, offer the best equipment on the market to motorcycle enthusiasts. Clothing and accessories which are synonymous with comfort, functionality, guaranteed maximum quality, excellent protection and safety. read more »

GORE-TEX Experience Tour 2012: Alpcross – high altitude emotions

“Today it is so difficult to find the words to describe this experience…”. This is how the adventure on the Alps ends for the AlpCross event, an initiative that is part of the GORE-TEX Experience Tour 2012, which saw eight outdoor enthusiasts participating in an exciting crossing of the Alps accompanied by climbing legend Hans Kammerlander, professional photographer Bernd Ritschel, alpine guide Yann Delevaux and weather expert Karl Gabl. read more »

German Equestrian Show Jumping Team to wear GORE-TEX Jackets During 2012 Olympic Games

During this year’s Olympic Games the German equestrian show jumping team will be well-equipped for the well-known London drizzle. The team will be sporting riding wear by Pikeur, official Olympic outfitter and long-time customer of Gore. read more »