GORE-TEX STRETCH FABRIC WITH C-KNIT™ BACKER
A premium ultra-lightweight Japanese-made fabric with a super-smooth hand feel that can easily ‘slide & glide’ over garments underneath.
- 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 fabric with C-KNIT backer is engineered to be lightweight, stretchy, and comfortable to wear. The fabric is constructed with three different layers that are laminated together. There is a tightly knitted polyester layer on the outside with a soft hand feel. In the middle, the GORE-TEX membrane is located and on the inside close to the skin there is the innovative C-KNIT backer. The C-KNIT backer is an extremely thin and soft mesh, that weighs only 20gr/m2, and creates superior next-to-skin comfort and a ‘slide & glide’ effect to reduce friction with garments worn underneath.
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.