GORE® SELECTED FABRICS
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Only the most exceptional fabrics providing outstanding performance, comfort, and protection are chosen for GORE® wear collections.
Our designers and engineers select fabrics that align with our exacting, high-quality philosophy, and that provide the best feel, and fit for the athlete in motion.
We have named these textiles GORE® Selected Fabrics, and we are proud to put them to use alongside our GORE-TE X® and GORE® WINDSTOPPER® laminates, in service of all athletes who live for outdoor adventure, no matter the weather.
Improved performance through compression
Compression fabrics improve the fit of the garment without limiting freedom of movement. The fabrics exert pinpointed pressure on certain parts of the body, thus accelerating blood circulation. When the body is subjected to physical exertion, faster blood circulation increases oxygen supply. This translates into improved performance during cardiovascular exercise and shorter recovery times for muscles.
Constant temperature – steady performance
Body temperature plays an important role in athletic performance. If the body cools down, the muscles do not receive a sufficient blood supply. As a result, accidents and deterioration in performance can occur. The materials used for temperature control are highly wicking on the inside, offer ideal insulation and are extremely soft to the touch. Rapid escape of perspiration prevents the body from cooling down due to evaporation and the fabric from sticking to the skin. In this way, you can keep your body warmer and drier.
Moisture management guarantees constant performance
Physical exertion gives rise to the production of moisture, which must be rapidly transferred to the outside as moisture cools the body and causes discomfort. The mechanical push-pull effect, which is generated by combining an internal hydrophobic fibre with an external hydrophilic fibre, rapidly eliminates perspiration from the skin through the fabric. Rather than evaporating on the body, moisture evaporates on the external layer of the fabric. In this way, cooling due to evaporation is prevented and the fabric does not stick to the skin, thus improving performance.
COOLING AND VENTING:
Body temperature management
The body gives its best performance at a temperature of around 37° C. Microfiber is essential for balanced temperature management, as it keeps the temperature constant. Products made of microfiber are more breathable than the best natural fibres and have excellent thermoregulation qualities, which suit their final use perfectly. Microfiber’s high level of stretchability and rapid drying qualities guaranty garments with a perfect cut and excellent wearability. Microfiber is also very resilient, durable and easy to care for.