Not only are GORE-TEX® garments built to last, they are easy to care for. Routine care will ensure excellent performance and extend their useful life. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's care instructions – typically found on the inside tag.
GORE-TEX® OUTERWEAR Before laundering your garment, zip the front closure, pockets and pit-zips completely, and fasten all flaps and straps. Be sure to follow the garment manufacturer's instructions to ensure high performance.
Wash – Machine wash on a warm permanent press cycle (105° F/40° C) using a small amount of liquid detergent. Rinse twice, minimize spinning to reduce creasing. Do not use powder detergents or any products that contain fabric softeners, conditioners, stain removers or bleach as they will affect garment performance. Do not wash with heavily soiled clothing.
Bleach – Do not use chlorine bleach.
Dry – Line dry your garment, or tumble dry it on a warm, gentle cycle. Once it is dry, tumble dry your garment for 20 minutes to reactivate the durable water-repellent (DWR) treatment on the outer fabric.
Iron – If unable to tumble dry, iron the dry garment on gentle setting (warm, no steam) by placing a towel or cloth between the garment and the iron. This will help reactivate the DWR treatment on your garment's outer fabric.
Dry Clean – Gore recommends home laundering. If professional dry cleaning is necessary, request that the cleaner use clear, distilled, hydrocarbon solvent for rinsing and then spray DWR on the garment's outer fabric before drying. Follow garment manufacturer's instructions.
Water-Repellent Treatment – When the factory-applied treatment can no longer be reactivated, apply a new water-repellent treatment available as a pump-spray or wash-in product to the garment's outer fabric.
TOPO X SALOMON SHOES
Topo Designs and Salomon got together to create these fashionably functional shoes that are "Dedicated to authentic mountain heritage and functional design". Made with CORDURA® Classic fabric these shoes are built to last and look great while doing so! Learn more about this technology. Shop for this technology>
KATHMANDU ARCHON 65L BACKPACK v4
If you're new to multi-day hiking, or enjoy tackling the occasional Great Walk, the 65L Archon is the pack for you: sturdy and reliable, made from tough Cordura® fabric, it has everything you need (bottle pockets, pole and bed-roll attachments) and nothing you don't. The easily adjustable RS2 harness has a small to XL range built in to the harness design. The padded and stiffened hip-belt and shaped alloy frame-stays transfer the load where it needs to be, while the padded EVA shoulder straps, adjustable sternum straps and padded back panel makes the trek over the Tongariro Crossing more comfortable. Learn more about this technology. Shop for this technology.