from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A trademark for a water-repellant, breathable laminated fabric, used primarily in outerwear and shoes.

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  • proper noun trademark A synthetic fabric that is permeable to water vapour but impermeable to water drops; used for making breathable rainwear.


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From the inventor, Robert W. Gore and textile.


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  • Wilderness was a place most people shunned in the 1850s, back before the invention of most of the things that made it even slightly habitable, such as Gore-Tex jackets and aluminum tent poles.

    Out of the Wilderness 2008

  • Hiking gear: Hiking gear products available from DHgate. com sellers such as Gore-Tex hiking jackets starting at US$52. 55 per piece Press Releases 2010

  • "minimally invasive procedure" - such as Gore-Tex injected into her face - to lift and suspend

    Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business Bitch! It's Trent 2010

  • Needless to say, bereft of Gore-Tex (and without a facelift), I feel like a total outsider.

    Ryder Cup 2010: Welcome to a weird world of facelifts and blind faith Anna Kessel at Celtic Manor 2010

  • The aroma of sensible fleeces, wax jackets and Gore-Tex trousers will hang heavy in the air as walking, climbing, camping and exploring are among the pursuits covered at this exhibition marketing the great outdoors.

    This week's new events 2011

  • A whole culture around the yama girl has sprouted — global brand The North Face, makers of Gore-Tex jackets, is even tailoring a line of gear in the yama gaaru style exclusively for the Japanese market.

    Going Native Jason Chow 2011

  • Since Gore-Tex was introduced three decades ago, rain gear has gotten ever more waterproof, breathable and affordable.

    Would Bogie Wear Gore-Tex? Virginia Postrel 2011

  • I have a pair of Irish Setter Gunflint 800g Thinsulate Gore-Tex boots that I bought from Cabela's 2 years ago that are superb for the money.

    what is the best kind of boot for hunting 2009

  • By fusing a waterproof layer to the inside of its leather digits which is a more pliable material than the Gore-Tex used in the bottom part of the glove, there's less shifting fabric that gets in the way.

    High-Tech Gear for a Warmer Winter 2011

  • It's made from high-tech, waterproof Gore-Tex material — but looks like a pair of ripped blue jeans and a loose flannel shirt.

    Jake Burton puts his personal stamp on Burton Snowboards 2010


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