GORE-TEX is a wonderful solution to keep you dry and comfortable while on the go. With waterproof and windproof properties, GORE-TEX jackets can also keep you warm. Men’s GORE-TEX jackets offer complete weather protection and are more portable than an umbrella. They are lightweight and packable so you can always have them on hand for when the weather starts to turn.
As a fashion-forward brand, with trendy styles, Arc’teryx has designed all men’s GORE-TEX jackets to be worn in urban environments as well as in adventure conditions. GORE-TEX jackets are incredibly versatile for any rainy climate.
What is the gore-tex material?
GORE-TEX was the first flexible waterproof material ever designed and remains the most popular waterproof material for clothing and shoes to date. That’s due to how comfortable the material is. Every one of the millions of little holes in GORE-TEX fabric is much too small to allow even the tiniest water droplet to pass through. Despite this, water vapour has considerably smaller particles that can travel through the material, giving it wonderful breathability.
What is the difference between Gore-tex and other waterproof materials?
Most generic waterproofs are made from polyurethane, PVC, rubber or vinyl materials. Some other waterproofing materials have a waterproof coating that must be reapplied often to keep them waterproof. These materials are often fully waterproof but aren't as flexible or comfortable as GORE-TEX, due to their breathability and flexibility.
Is a gore-tex jacket breathable?
Yes! GORE-TEX has been made with PTFE fabric that has been stretched during post-production. This means that while the millions of holes in the fabric are far too small to let water through, water vapour particles are still able to fit. This keeps the material breathable and comfortable to wear.
Is a gore-tex jacket lightweight?
GORE-TEX jackets are made by Arc'teryx with weight in mind. GORE-TEX is a lightweight material, and there are a range of options to ensure that if you need to keep a lighter pack, there's a solution for you. Discover more lightweight Arc'teryx goods in our lightweight range.
How to layer clothing with a gore-tex jacket
When preparing for outdoor adventures, the layering system is a wonderful solution to keep you warm, dry, and comfortable when moving through the elements.
The layering system consists of three basic layers:
Baselayer: This keeps moisture away from your skin and aids in controlling body temperature. Think of wearing a lightweight top or pants here.
The mid layer is utilised to retain the heat your body produces. Depending on how chilly it is, you might want to wear an insulated jacket, or a fleece if it’s a bit warmer.
Your outer layer will serve as your barrier against the elements. For instance, a GORE-TEX men’s jacket.
Depending on how cold or wet it is, there are more layers you can add to stay warm. Explore Arc’teryx comprehensive layering guide to make sure you’re equipped for winter!
Care instructions for the gore-tex jacket
For any GORE-TEX product, it’s important to wash it as necessary to ensure the best performance. When your clothing shows signs of sweat, grime, or the down is beginning to lose loft or clump, wash it to retain performance.
Check out our product care page for step-by-step instructions on washing GORE-TEX products and the best cleaning agents to use.
Explore the versatile range of men’s GORE-TEX jackets to find the perfect one for your next adventure! Shop online with free express shipping and free returns at Arc’teryx.