At ArdMoor we are often asked questions about Gore-Tex® and its functionality. Judging by our experience in the field, we can see Gore-Tex® becoming increasingly popular for shooting clothing. If you are unsure if it’s right for you, read our guide based on our learning and research to find out what role Gore-Tex® plays in protecting you from the elements.
Where does Gore-Tex® come from?
Gore-Tex® is a performance fabric created by W.L Gore. W.L Gore is a U.S based company that was founded over 50 years ago. Their passion is fluoropolymer products. You can find W.L Gore products in several different products types, but the main point of interest in W.L Gore products at ArdMoor is for the use of Gore-Tex® high performance fabric in hunting, shooting and stalking jackets.
What is Gore-Tex®?
Simply put, Gore-Tex® is a fabric used to make clothing garments and footwear both waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex® material allows vapour to escape from inside the jacket and also stops water from penetrating the exterior of the jacket at the same time. This is a desirable feature of clothing as not only does this prevent you from becoming wet, it also allows your body to breathe and maintain a consistent temperature during your activities.
The Gore-Tex® material is renowned for exceptional strength and durability compared with many other synthetic fibres. This makes it a popular choice for many when picking outdoor country clothing – especially for those arduous activities.
What products can I find Gore-Tex® fabric used in?
Gore-Tex® fabric is common in various garments and clothing accessories stocked at ArdMoor. One of our clothing brands is also particularly passionate about Gore-Tex® - Harkila. You can find the Gore-Tex® high performance fabric in many garments in the Harkila Clothing range, as well as various boots and shoes from the Harkila Footwear range.
For more information on how Harkila work alongside Gore-Tex® to provide high quality products check out the Harkila and Gore-Tex® Guide. In the mean time, if you want a closer look at some top Harkila Gore-Tex® products, check out the links below: