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Head up the mountain under your own steam: ski touring, a new trend in sport. The GORE-TEX brand provides tips on how to choose gear and what you should know about avalanches

  12. February, 2014 , , , ,
Escape the crowds. Enjoy a ski experience away from the lifts and mayhem of the ski resorts. Get to where no one else has been. Enjoy breathtaking winter views at the top of a mountain and then float effortlessly through unspoiled powder back down to the valley. That’s one aspect of ski touring. The other is that it is hard work in a cold mountain environment where there are significant risks of avalanches. If you are thinking of taking up ski touring, here are some tips and suggestions on how to choose your gear and garments and what you should know about avalanche safety. read more »

Ziener, Dakine and Black Diamond partner with Gore for their outdoor apparel ranges

  21. January, 2014 ,
W.L. Gore & Associates GmbH (Gore) announces three new additions to its customer portfolio: Ziener, Dakine and Black Diamond. These three prestigious outdoor apparel manufacturers will further diversify the GORE-TEX and WINDSTOPPER® offerings in the ski and outdoor markets. read more »

No health risk for users of GORE-TEX Products

  12. December, 2013
In its latest report, Greenpeace mentions “potential air pollution in rooms for consumers”. An assumption that this poses a risk for consumers or the environment has not been supported by scientific data. read more »

OutDoor 2013: five awards for Gore brand partners

  14. August, 2013 , ,
At OutDoor this year five of the trade fair’s prestigious awards went to brand partners of W.L. Gore & Associates, namely La Sportiva, Salewa, Viking, Mammut and Adidas. read more »

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 »