March 03, 2023
We employ two primary GORE technologies in our gear for breathable weather protection: traditional GORE-TEX® fabrics and fabrics with GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® product technology. Both are incredible technologies that we trust in a wide variety of situations, but there are a few key differences between the two that are crucial to consider when choosing which one to grab from your gear room for the next hunt.
In the simplest terms, GORE-TEX fabrics are breathable, windproof and, 100% waterproof. GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER garments are also completely windproof, but they trade in full waterproofing for enhanced breathability.
Trusted for years by hunters, skiers, mountaineers, and a range of other outdoor enthusiasts, GORE-TEX is the gold standard in breathable waterproof protection. It provides the protection needed to fend off rain, sleet, and snow while still offering breathability to keep you from getting bogged down with sweat when you’re on the move. Gear with GORE-TEX is what you want in unpredictable climates, when storms are in the forecast, or in wet environments.
This technology works in much the same way as GORE-TEX—allowing water vapor molecules to escape while protecting you from the elements—but it sacrifices 100% waterproofing for a big boost in breathability and stretch. This makes it ideal for high-output activities such as spot-and-stalk big game hunting, where sudden bursts of high-exertion require extra breathability to help you stay dry and comfortable. It’s also the perfect way to keep gusts from sapping your core warmth when you’re sitting in an exposed stand for hours on clear, cold winter days. And thanks to a durable water repellent (DWR) finish, garments with GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER can still handle light precipitation.
Count on GORE-TEX when you need reliable protection from the harshest weather. When the biggest threats to your comfort are wind and sweat, turn to GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER.