It was in 1959 that the revolutionary idea to rapidly stretch heated rods of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) resulted in a strong, microporous material with superior characteristics including low water absorption and excellent weathering properties … and ultimately led to the GORE-TEX® brand.

Co-invented by Wilbert L. Gore and Gore’s son, Robert, the two applied for their first of many patents for GORE-TEX® in 1970, followed by their first commercial order for the new fabric in 1976.

GORE-TEX® is devoted to creating products that provide maximum protection and comfort against the harshest weather conditions. Products engineered with GORE-TEX® fabric are guaranteed to provide superior performance, durability, breathability, and water protection—designed to guard you from the elements.

GORE-TEX® fabrics are treated with a durable water-repellent (DWR) polymer that penetrates the fibers, allowing for optimal climate comfort.

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