Incredible Fit, Enthusiastic Response
This year at AUSA and Modern Day Marine, W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) introduced the military community to GORE-TEX® FLEX2FIT™ fabric, an amazing new fabric that fits perfectly without restricting movement, whether worn alone or over insulative layers.
It’s a major advancement, and a product that generated a lot of interest.
GORE-TEX® FLEX2FIT™ fabric is designed to offer weatherproof protection with the added benefit of durable stretch and recovery. A highly versatile material, GORE-TEX® FLEX2FIT™ reduces the number of jackets a war fighter has to carry into a conflict zone. It accommodates a wide variety of temperatures and conditions because it fits equally well alone or over insulative layers, thus removing the need to carry two or three jackets into battle. Durably waterproof and windproof, it’s also highly breathable. So it’s no surprise that GORE-TEX® FLEX2FIT™ won strong reviews at both shows, as well as a great deal of press, including the story you can link to below in Soldiersystems.net.
“GORE-TEX® FLEX2FIT™ fabric is a new technology for military and consumer garment applications that is form fitting and enhanced freedom of movement. The durable weather protection it offers ensures the user and under layers remain dry and comfortable by leveraging the GORE-TEX(R) brand promise of durable waterproof, windproof and breathable protection,” said Jason Rodriguez, marketing communications manager for Gore’s Military Fabric’s division.
“GORE-TEX® FLEX2FIT™ is a great fabric advancement for the GORE-TEX® brand and generated a great deal of interest and excitement for both tactical and consumer applications during Modern Day Marine and AUSA. We are certainly looking to work closely with the various military branches to determine how it can be integrated into various clothing systems.”
He added that GORE-TEX® FLEX2FIT™ also reduces noise signature.
Two brands that will begin selling jackets made from FLEX2FIT are Outdoor Research and Beyond Clothing.
Here’s what others are saying: