Gore® WINDSTOPPER® Garments

    With total windproofness and maximum breathability, GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Garments minimise the wind’s chilling effect while reducing the risk of overheating - for a wide variety of industries.

    KEY BENEFITS

    Explore the high-level protective benefits of this technology application.

    Discomfort from windchill is eliminated by GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Garments - they are totally windproof.

    The enhanced breathability helps manage the body's microclimate, even during strenuous work.

    Selected Softshell GORE® WINDSTOPPER® Garments resist water and have a fast dry-out time.

    GORE® Stretch technology can be integrated into key areas of GORE® WINDSTOPPER® garments, such as elbows, for ease of movement.

    Wearers can work outside in colder conditions for longer when GORE® Insulation Technology is added to GORE® WINDSTOPPER® garments.

    Wearable protection against windchill

    Versatile and hard-working GORE® WINDSTOPPER® garments are totally windproof, water resistant and highly breathable. This combination of protection and breathability minimises the wind’s chilling effect while reducing the risk of overheating, even when doing strenuous work: in other words, the totally windproof, yet extremely breathable GORE® WINDSTOPPER® membrane blocks the wind but allows sweat vapour to escape.
     

    Although textiles such as microfibers, closely woven fabrics and many fleece materials are often said to be windproof, even light winds can penetrate most of these fabrics, making wearers feel chilled and uncomfortable. 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® garment easily meets.

    GORE® WINDSTOPPER® garments are suited for a wide range of designs, adaptable for specific needs and requirements - from 2-layer stand-alone jackets and trousers, or 3-layer liner constructions for slightly colder conditions.

    Ideal for defence personnel, law enforcement officers, fire and safety personnel and other demanding professions working in changing conditions, GORE® WINDSTOPPER® garments can also be combined with other GORE® technologies for additional benefits: added abrasion resistance, added insulation, Stretch and next-to-skin comfort, for example.

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    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.

    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: Non-restrictive clothing is ideal for a range of different scenarios, such as resisting arrest, driving, reaching for equipment, or kneeling on the ground. The stretch and high recovery from the FR Stretch panels adapts to the use of additional layers or protective equipment such as ballistics vests. Optimum fit enables officers to always look their best.

    Ideal for: Ideal for use in jackets and trousers for law enforcement officers. Police forces can choose a specification for body armour to be worn either outside or underneath the garment, depending on the force’s policy.

    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 working outside for long periods. This can make all the difference between comfort and inability to work during a mission.

    Ideal for: Defence personnel working in demanding, cold and windy conditions.

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