Protection is our brand heritage and original reason for being. For more than 40 years, our high-performance products have been protecting people from the elements.
Those who protect us, can stay out longer and do better service to society, if they have a more durable and higher performing equipment: be it police who patrol for longer, technical rescue who protect people for longer, fire fighter who stay longer in the field. Chances of a safe rescue is higher when people can perform better with the right equipment, reducing risks of mistakes in life threatening incidents.
Thanks to GORE-TEX products, millions of people from around the world are safe as they are protected by e.g. first responders or fire fighters.
U.S. military research has shown that once a body core temperature of 100 °F (37.8 °C) is reached, each increase of only 0.1 °F (0,06 °C) is physiologically significant, leading to an increased risk of heat exhaustion. At the end of the human trial, the average increase of body core temperature varied depending on the protective barrier in the gear. This means that if you are a soldier, police or industrial worker then when there is a risk of heat stress this is reduced by wearing a high breathability GORE® or GORE-TEX garment, which allows you to work for longer most likely improving productivity.