Stretch fabric for optimal freedom of movement. Ultralight and ultra-packable. Ideal when weight and space are critical.
- 100% waterproof.
- Advanced windproof protection blocks all wind.
- Highly breathable. Enables the release of excess heat and moisture.
- Extremely durable and long-lasting.
The GORE-TEX Paclite® technology fabric is engineered to be lightweight, stretchy, and comfortable to wear. The fabric is constructed with an outer layer of woven polyamide/elastane featuring the GORE-TEX membrane laminated on the backside. On the inside of the membrane towards the body, sits a thin layer of carbon to protect the membrane from abrasion. The GORE-TEX Paclite® fabric is ideal for lightweight, packable garments. For example, our lightest Paclite® full-zip jacket weighs only 300 grams and takes up very little space in a golf bag.
The GORE-TEX membrane contains over 1,4 billion microscopic pores per square centimetre. These pores are 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, but 700 times larger than a water vapour molecule. This makes the GORE-TEX membrane completely waterproof from the outside, while allowing moisture to escape from the inside.
All the different GORE-TEX fabrics are durably waterproof. They must pass an extensive wash/wear test cycle without degradation of their superior properties before being approved for production with the GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™ promise.
This makes garments in GORE-TEX fabric extremely long-lasting, and therefore an excellent sustainable choice.
GORE-TEX SEAM SEALING
All GORE-TEX garments are fully seam-sealed.
All GORE-TEX garments are fully seam-sealed. The seams are covered with a GORE-TEX tape on the inside of the membrane to make sure that the garments are 100% waterproof. The tape is attached with a special machine using hot air and a hi-tech adhesive. Depending on style, a jacket needs between 12-15 meters of GORE-TEX tape to seal all the seams.