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GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Fabric TECHNOLOGY

Total windproofness and maximum breathability for outerwear and gloves, in cool, windy working conditions.

Key benefits

EXPLORE THE HIGH-LEVEL PROTECTIVE BENEFITS OF THIS TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION

GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Fabric Technology ensures that garments and gloves are totally windproof, preventing discomfort from windchill.

The enhanced breathability helps manage the body's microclimate without the wearer expending too much energy.

Some garments and gloves made with GORE® WINDSTOPPER® fabric technology are water resistant.

Work outside for longer without windchill

Wind speed and wind strength greatly affects how cold it can feel when on call or on missions outside. Garments and gloves made with GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Fabric Technology are totally windproof and deliver maximum breathability to reliably keep workers comfortable in windy weather conditions.

GORE® WINDSTOPPER® products are suited for a wide range of designs, adaptable for specific needs and requirements. The technology can also be combined with other Gore technologies for additional benefits, such as those with different levels of abrasion resistance, insulation, Stretch and next-to-skin comfort. The system allows for a minimum amount of layers and are flexible to suit both warmer and colder conditions. GORE® WINDSTOPPER® products may use a 2-layer or 3-layer liner construction - for baselayers, midlayers, gloves and trousers.

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IDEAL FOR
The technology has been developed with real-work situations in mind, so that hard-working professionals in challenging environments can stay protected, and simply focus on their important work.
Standards

By Gore’s standards, a fabric can only be considered truly windproof if its air permeability is 1.0 cfm (< 5 l/m2/s) or less. It’s a standard that every GORE® WINDSTOPPER® product exceeds.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
Various Gore technologies can be combined to produce additional benefits for the wearer. The ability to combine technologies adds versatility and freedom of choice across the range.
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GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Products with Stretch Technology

Description: Optimum fit, wind protection and enhanced freedom of movement all in one garment. The technology reduces the need to wear many layers of clothing. GORE® Stretch Technology can be tailored to specific areas of the garment, on places like the elbows, knees or back. The wearer is able to move with less effort and will feel less pressure on the skin, resulting in perceptibly enhanced comfort when compared with non-elastic garments.

Added benefits: GORE® WINDSTOPPER® with Stretch Technology also acts as a barrier against other liquids that workers regularly encounter outdoors, for example petroleum or lubricants when law enforcement officers are called to investigate the scene of a traffic accident.

Ideal for: Ideal for use in jackets and trousers for law enforcement officers.

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GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Products with Insulation Protection

Description: GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Products with Insulation Protection are totally windproof, deliver maximum breathability and provide reliable insulation protection to keep wearers warmer for longer in cold, windy weather conditions.

Added benefits: Added warmth against windchill when outside for long periods, including protection on the hands. This can make all the difference between comfort and misery during duty.

Ideal for: Defense personnel performing in demanding, cold and windy conditions.

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