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What is Gore-Tex technology? Gore-tex is a technology that is water and windproof while remaining extremely breathable making it perfect for the Snowy Mountains in Australia, it stops rain from getting in but allows perspiration to escape. Gore-tex is made from 3 layers, 2 layers of Nylon with a layer of Teflon (porous fluoropolymer membrane) in between. This membrane has about 9 million pores per square inch. Each pore is less than one micrometer, one millionth of a meter, in diameter, that is less than one fiftieth of a human hair. This explains why water can’t get in but because perspiration is in a different form it can escape reducing overheating. There are 3 types of GORE-TEX® fabrics:
  1. Gore-tex Pro is designed for ultimate protection and durability in harsh conditions
  2. Gore-tex Active is ideal for fast-and-light mountain travel
  3. Gore-tex is intended for all-around durable protection.
The Gore-Tex technology is an extremely light weight material that is found in a lot of clothing from hiking boots to jackets. Tops brands like The North Face and Burton create clothing using the Gore-tex technology. For example Gatekeeper Ski Jacket by The North Face: resize This jacket maintains feminine style while incorporating premium GORE-TEX®, ThermoBall™ and PrimaLoft® sport technology; it’s built for skiing but has a modern aesthetic for year-round wear.

Shell Fabric: 251 g/m2 GORE-TEX® fabric—100% polyester herringbone

Insulation: PrimaLoft® ThermoBall™, 60 g PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation

Waterproof/breathability: 20000+mm/20000+gm GORE-TEX®

Seam Sealing: Fully Taped Seams (GORE SEAM Tape)

The AK 2L Swash Snowboard Pants by Burton: 10022101266_1 Shell Fabric: Gore-Tex 2L Waterproof/breathability: 20,000+mm/20,000+gm GORE-TEX® Seam Sealing: Fully Taped Seams (GORE SEAM Tape) Gore-tex products may have a slightly higher price tag but they will keep you warm and dry at the snow, definitely worth the investment! products For tips on your Snow Sport equipment stay in touch with us: facebook/rhythmsnowsports instagram: @rhythmsnowsports twitter: @rhythmsnowsport

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