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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

  16. July, 2014 , , , ,
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 »

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 »

GORE-TEX Experience Tour entitled “Make your own Bestard Boots and try them out in Majorca with GORE-TEX” gets an excellent reception

From 5th to 7th November, the 16 participants selected, all of them mountain, adventure and outdoor enthusiasts, took part in a unique 3 day programme of activities. 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 »

Do-it-Yourself in Mallorca: Manufacture your own boots and put them to the test with Bestard and GORE-TEX Experience Tour

Which hiking boots are the best for upcoming autumn adventures? Your own individually handcrafted ones! The next project of the GORE-TEX Experience Tour will take 15 mountain enthusiasts to the beautiful island of Mallorca (Spain) where they will get the exclusive opportunity to build their own boots directly at the factory of the GORE-TEX brand partner “Calzados Bestard”. Applications can be submitted from the beginning of August 2013 online at www.experience-tour.com. 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 »