Written by W. L. Gore & Associates

ELKTON, MD, JANUARY 13, 2014 – – Lightweight GORE-TEX Fabric from W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. is an extremely breathable, lighter weight fabric that provides durable waterproof and windproof protection with improved next-to-skin comfort. The new technology significantly reduces build-up of under-layer condensation during and after periods of high intensity activity without sacrificing environmental protection.

Lightweight GORE-TEX Fabric enables garment designers to build lighter weight, packable garments. Extremely breathable, the fabric transfers moisture from sweat away from the body and provides excellent next-to-skin comfort by managing the condensation of sweat from the inside. Durably waterproof and windproof, it protects the wearer in rain, snow and windy environments. Engineered for highly aerobic activities, it provides a new level of comfort performance in active wear. The fabric is also contamination resistant, protecting the wearer against sweat and sebum, jet fuels, DEET, and other petroleum, oils, and lubricants.

Lightweight GORE-TEX Fabric

“We believe that Lightweight GORE-TEX Fabric is a solution for the highly active operator in need of enhanced weather protection during their mission,” says Tim Quinn, Product Specialist at Gore. “Gore continues to play a pivotal role in the development of protective fabric solutions for the military. We are pleased that key customers and industry leaders, including ADS, Arc’Teryx, Patagonia, and Wild Things are introducing new products that feature this new lightweight, highly breathable fabric.”

This new streamlined GORE-TEX fabric technology, combined with Gore’s scientific system level approach to garment design, brings an innovative level of comfort and performance into durably waterproof, windproof, and breathable garment systems.

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About W. L. Gore & Associates

Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Delaware, Gore employs approximately 10,000 associates in 30 countries worldwide. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world. Learn more at

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