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Celebrate our 40th anniversary with us!


Celebrate our 40th anniversary with us!

Happy birthday, GORE-TEX®:

celebrate our 40th anniversary with us! 

In 1969, when Bob Gore, son of Bill and Vieve Gore, recognised that PTFE could be stretched under specific circumstances, thus inventing the GORE-TEX® membrane, he started what would go on to become an unprecedented success story.

Just a few years later, in 1976, he received his first order – precisely 40 years ago. That year represents the foundations of a company whose name has become a byword for outdoor clothing like none other before it.

Today, we proudly look back at 40 years of impressive Gore history and are excited to celebrate it all with you!

Take part and win: what’s your #GORETEX40 moment?

Have you also experienced great adventures with your GORE-TEX® equipment over the last 40 years? Sharing is caring! Tell us all about it: an exciting trip to the Everest Base Camp, a perfect Sunday afternoon, a rainy hike, or a ski excursion with your inseparable, long-time friends.
Use the hashtag #GORETEX40 between October and December 2016 and load your favourite pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We will give a pair of stylish GORE-TEX® gloves to one entry a week and the best entry of them all will win the main prize: a winter outfit!

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History 101: how it all started.

The original plan was to expand the PFTE-based solutions; instead, this concept became a product that would revolutionise the world of outdoor clothing: stretched polytetrafluoroethylene, also known as ePFTE, is waterproof and breathable thanks to its microporous structure. What most people don’t know, however, is that today PFTE is used to produce over 1,000 end products, from medical devices to guitar strings.

GORE-TEX® reached worldwide recognition with hikers and lovers of everything outdoors. Since 1989, our brand has promised one life-long goal: GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™. If a client isn’t satisfied with a GORE-TEX® product, we’re happy to repair, replace, or refund it. In the 40 years since the implementation of GORE-TEX® products, Gore has always proved its innovative spirit in a spectacular manner: today, Gore is an indispensable element in many outdoor sports such as running, biking, skiing, and mountain climbing.

Seems about time that we celebrate! Share your #GORETEX40 moment with us!

We’re looking forward to seeing what you’ve got for us!

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