Gore-Tex® Active

Garments made with Gore-Tex® Active fabrics are fully seam sealed, waterproof and windproof. They’re built for extreme breathability with a 3-layer construction that’s lightweight and minimalist.

Advantages of Gore-Tex® Active

  • No movement between layers
  • Less wear and tear for enhanced durability
  • Waterproof and windproof


Gore-Tex® 3-Layer Outerwear Construction

2-Layer construction

Ideal for a wide range of outdoor activities, with this construction a GORE-TEX® membrane is bonded to the outer fabric only. Benefit: The separate lining inside improves comfort and versatility. This construction can be combined with insulation, keeping the wearer dry and warm.

3-Layer construction

Unlike the 2-layer construction, this one bonds the Gore-Tex® membrane to both the outer fabric and the inner lining. Benefit: No movement between the layers, which means less wear and tear and enhanced durability.

Z-Layer construction

Z-Liner Construction a Gore-Tex® membrane is bonded to a lightweight fabric, and a liner is freely suspended between the outer fabric and the lining. Benefit: Fewer sealed seams means manufacturers have more freedom for fashion applications. This construction can be combined with insulation.

Additional features available with Gore-Tex® fabrics



Gore-Tex® guarantees truly durable waterproofing; even over time in the toughest real-life conditions, their fabrics won’t leak. Keeping water out allows your body to stay warm and dry so you can continue your activity in total comfort.



A fabric can only be considered truly windproof if its air permeability is .03 cmm (volume of air that passes through one cubic meter of fabric per minute) or less. All Gore-Tex® products meet or exceed this standard, preserving your microclimate and keeping you comfortable.


A frequently misunderstood term, breathability is not a fabric’s ability to let air move through it. Instead, it refers to how well the garment lets sweat escape in the form of moisture vapor. Gore-Tex® fabrics breathe well during heavy exertion, reducing overheating and perspiration build-up.



Since every stitch in a seam is a potential leak, Gore-Tex® products use Gore-Seam® tape applied by specially trained manufacturers to ensure their fabrics are durably waterproof.

Gore-Tex® Active products are ideal for highly aerobic, done-in-a-day activities, including:

  • Trail and road running
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain biking
  • Motorcycling
  • Downhill and cross-country skiing