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What is GORE-TEX fabric?

First introduced in 1978, GORE-TEX® fabric is created when we laminate our patented GORE-TEX® membrane to high performance textiles, which are then used by authorized garment manufacturers to make outerwear, accessories, and footwear. read more

What is the life expectancy of a VIEV garment with GORE-TEX?

The GORE-TEX membrane in VIEV garments won't deteriorate with time, and they are guaranteed to be durably waterproof and breathable. If you properly maintain your garment, you can expect it to last a very long time. read more

How durable is GORE-TEX fabric?

GORE-TEX fabric will last for many years. It's incredibly durable, and unlike other waterproof/breathable fabrics that can lose waterproofness after repeated laundering, flexing, abrasion, exposure to body oils or insect spray, the waterproofness and breathability of GORE-TEX fabric is guaranteed under any conditions you may encounter. read more

How does the GORE-TEX membrane in VIEV garments work?

Each square inch of the GORE-TEX membrane has nine billion pores. Each of these tiny pores is 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet. This is what makes the membrane waterproof: rain and snow simply cannot get in. But waterproof is only half – or one third – of the story. Because the GORE-TEX membrane is also breathable and windproof. read more