Technology and fabrics
Products made with 3-layer Gore-Tex® Pro fabric are durably waterproof, windproof and extremely breathable. They combine comfort with reliable weather protection, even during extended activities in extreme weather.
The fabric’s construction keeps your body dry by reducing the accumulation of sweat, so you remain cool during aerobic activities and warm during cool-down. Made to meet the high demands of (ski)mountaineers, freeriders, mountain guides and serious outdoor enthusiasts, garments made with 3-layer Gore-Tex® Pro fabric are engineered with added durability to withstand abrasion in rugged environments while protecting against extreme and unpredictable conditions with frequent work-rest cycles.
Norrøna uses Gore-Tex® Pro for our top of the line clothing for skiing, mountaineering and hunting. As GORE-TEX® Pro has a perfomance criteria of (denier ≥40) we have named the lower end of this scale GORE-TEX® Pro Light, and the high end of the scale is named GORE-TEX® Pro.
GORE-TEX® Pro products for mountainsport activities exclusively utilise a revolutionary, patent pending, 100 % ePTFE-based multilayer membrane system with a unique microstructure. The membrane is durably bonded to both the outer material and a specially developed robust inner lining. Outer materials that meet strict performance criteria (denier ≥40) and the patented, thin, low denier Gore Micro Grid Backer technology which enhances breathability, reduces weight, internal abrasion and snag resistance are paired with a demanding garment design specification to ensure the high performance of 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro products.
Extreme Wet Weather construction
Advanced garment design techniques are used to create garments that deliver superior protection against extreme and extended wet weather conditions. They are engineered to pass Gore's most aggressive rain test, simulating extended vertical and horizontal wind-driven rain.
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