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24 brand partners, 180 styles – the unique GORE-TEX SURROUND™ product technology conquers the outdoor market

At the OutDoor 2014 trade fair in Friedrichshafen W. L. Gore & Associates will be showcasing its latest innovation in the outdoor footwear market. The GORE-TEX SURROUND™ product technology can already count 24 prestigious outdoor brands among its partners and hiking enthusiasts can choose from around 180 different models. read more »

GORE-TEX SURROUND™ product technology model overview S/S 2015

You will find an overview of the new products (Spring/Summer 2015) that feature our new GORE-TEX SURROUND™ product technology here. read more »

The GORE-TEX brand wins OutDoor Industry Award for the world’s first technology for hiking shoes with all-round breathability

W. L. Gore & Associates has claimed a much coveted OutDoor Industry Award for its new GORE-TEX SURROUND™ product technology for hiking shoes. These awards are bestowed annually by a jury of outdoor experts at the OutDoor trade fair. read more »

Hiking redefined – the GORE-TEX brand presents the first technology for hiking footwear with all-round breathability

W. L. Gore & Associates once again confirms its innovative strength by taking a historic step forward in the global footwear market. With its GORE-TEX SURROUND™ product technology the company unveils a radically new technology for durably waterproof hiking boots with all-round breathability. This unique construction keeps your feet drier and enhances your sense of well-being. read more »

ECCO new brand partner to implement GORE-TEX SURROUND™ product technology for 2015

The Danish brand ECCO is launching its first collection of casual shoes with the GORE-TEX SURROUND™ product technology. The shoes will be distributed to the global footwear market for spring/summer 2015. read more »

Famed Alpinist Tours Gore Facility

Extreme alpinist Stefan Glowacz and Bernhard Kiehl, sustainability leader at Gore Fabrics, recently visited the GORE-TEX laminates manufacturing facility of W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH in Putzbrunn, Germany,to tour the manufacturing plant and share their thoughts about environmental influences and sustainability. read more »

“My GORE-TEX jacket has turned into a lamp!” Up-cycling made easy

Not only is the GORE-TEX brand presenting its new styles for the coming 2014/2015 autumn/winter ranges, it is also encouraging people to rethink how they view creativity. Using the motto “Up-cycle your GORE-TEX jacket. Be creative with your hands” it is unveiling five design objects and initiating an Instagram campaign. As long as you like […] read more »

Freeski Mountaineering Camp 2014 (28.3.-30.3.2014)

“She’s the boss!” At least that’s the way Joe Vallone puts it. He’s referring to La Meije, the 3974 metre high mountain that governs the lives of everyone in the nearby village of La Grave and any skiing they may do. The small ski resort of La Grave cowers 2500 metres below the spectacularly rugged rock and ice of the north face of La Meije. Joe is originally from America. As an avid freeskier he came to La Grave many years ago and has stayed on ever since. He was one of the participants in the Freeski Mountaineering Camp, an event that was organised as part of the GORE TEX Experience Tour. The participants were accompanied by legendary freeriders Seb Michaud and Bruno Compagnet and professional alpine mountaineer Christophe Dumarest. Joe and five other ambitious freeskiing enthusiasts from all over Europe were chosen to take part in the event which involved GORE-TEX athletes Seb Michaud, Bruno Compagnet and Christophe Dumarest guiding them down the spectacular descents and steep couloirs of La Meije. read more »

Ten years of sweat, exertion and elation – the GORE-TEX Transalpine-Run celebrates its anniversary

Hundreds of amateur and professional runners are exercising rigorously to get fit for 30th August 2014. This is when the starter pistol will be fired in Ruhpolding (Germany) for the jubilee edition of the GORE-TEX Transalpine-Run: One of the most spectacular runs in the world is celebrating its 10th anniversary. read more »