Gore-Tex is a highly innovative fabric that has many uses. One of them is waterproof jackets. Robert W Gore discovered Gore-Tex in 1969, when he produced polytetrafluoroethylene. Gore-Tex was the trademark name given to the fabric. Gore-Tex is typrically made up from polytetrafluoroethylene and other fluoropolymers. This article is a selection of jackets and where to buy them.
What is Gore-Tex?
Gore-Tex is used in a wide variety of ways, including fabrics, medical implants, filter media, insulation for cables, gaskets and sealants. It is best known for its use in protective but breathable rainwear. It works on a two layer method. The outer layer is usually made from nylon or polyester. The inner layer is made from polyurethane and makes the garment waterproof.
Where can I buy Gore- Tex jackets?
Gore-Tex often in waterproof jackets. This is due to it being combined with another fibre to create a waterproof fabric. Here is a selection of Gore-Tex jackets. (All prices are correct on 20.08.11). Berghaus Paclite Trek Gore-Tex Jacket Women’s (£79.99) This women’s jacket is from ShopOutdoors.co.uk and is currently in the sale. This jacket is great for mountain climbing. The fabric is made from Gore-Tex Paclite as well as Codura panels for added durability. The jacket is designed to be folded up for easy storage within its own bag. The coat has Paclite micro tape seams to allow for breathability. The zip has a Velcro fastened double storm flap. There is a mountain hood with volume adjuster and wired visor. The front features two front pockets with water-resistant zips and there is also a front external chest pocket. Daiwa Tournament Gore-Tex Jacket (£267.99) This men’s jacket is available at Sheltonsfishing.co.uk. This jacket is quite pricey but you are paying for quality. Sheltons sell fishing gear, so obviously this coat is suitable for fishing as well as other outdoor activities. The jacket is made from Gore-Tex and offers durability, water and windproof protection. The hood is made from eight separate panels. It was two zipped pockets on the front as well as a zip fastening up the front. Rukka Alex Gore-Tex Jacket (£450) This biker’s basket is available from InfinityMotorcycles.com. This is up at the top end of the price scale. However, it is specifically for motorcyclists. It is extremely important that bikers clothing is durable as well as waterproof. Gore-Tex is great for biker jackets. The outer shell is made from abrasion-resistant Cordura 500. There is a breathable, wind and waterproof with z-liner Gore-Tex performance shell membrane. The jacket uses ArmaProtection strengthening. The jacket has a detachable thermal lining and soft neoprene in the collar. The arm has width adjustment and there are five pockets for storage.