Gore-Tex Paclite® fabric
with Gore-Tex stretch technology
100% waterproof. Guaranteed To Keep You Dry™
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 back side. 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, the APOLLO 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.
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.