GORE-TEX Pro Explained

Posted by Mark Richardson on May 12, 2022

Most Rugged. No Compromise. Master The Extreme.

This is gear for going further than you’ve ever been before. GORE‑TEX PRO garments are for outdoor professionals and serious outdoor visionaries who need the most rugged and durable protection available. They are designed to be extremely breathable and come with the ultimate GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY promise for waterproof protection in a totally windproof product. So you can master even most extreme situations.

Durably Waterproof

This product reliably protects you with the GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY promise, keeping you dry even in heavy rain.

Extremely Breathable

GORE-TEX Active garments offer outstanding breathability: sweat vapour easily escapes so you stay comfortable.

Totally Windproof

Blocks all wind, protecting you from wind chill even when you're resting during intense activities.

Very Rugged

GORE-TEX PRO products ensure the most durable, long-lasting protection — even in the most extreme conditions.


Stretch integrated into your garment offers more freedom of movement, making it easier to reach new limits — with no compromise o protection.
*only in styles using GORE-TEX Pro stretch.

Improved Environmental Footprint

The new GORE-TEX PRO products also come with recycled and solution dyed textiles that reduce water usage and CO2 emissions, creating a lower environmental footprint.

Especially Suitable For:

Unique 3-Layer Construction

The 3-layer design utilises revolutionary membranes that are specially processed and provide high strength. It can be equipped with stretch characteristics to provide freedom of movement to the user. The membrane is durably bonded to both the rugged outer material and a specially developed robust inner lining.

Rugged Outer Material

Built with robust outer face textiles, GORE-TEX PRO garments are highly abrasion-and snag-resistant. Only textiles between 30-200 denier are used, and all products must pass our extremely rigorous tests. GORE-TEX PRO garments are tested in the lab by our team of dedicated scientists and out in the most extreme conditions all around the world by professionals and athletes.

Innovative Backer Technology

3-layer GORE-TEX PRO laminates also benefit from patented Gore Micro Backer technology, now developed with solution dyeing (for the non-stretch GORETEX PRO fabrics, carrying the GORE-TEX PRO NEW tag). The specially woven lining protects the membrane from abrasion on the inside, and slides easily over layers meaning you can move freely. The low denier backer is still highly breathable and robust, without adding excessive weight.


Our View on GORE-TEX PRO:

GORE-TEX Pro is their pinnacle fabric in terms of durability, waterproof and breathability. It tends to be bonded to heavier fabrics to achieve the levels of durability and is therefore most suitable for winter shells.

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