We are delighted to announce that GORE-TEX will be joining us at The National Outdoor Expo in March. From the very beginning the GORE-TEX brand has been committed to supporting the passions that keep people moving. Since 1976, Gore’s technologies have been part of countless adventures around the globe— even on the moon. With an enormous amount of energy, resources, and dedication, they continue to innovate with new technologies and solutions.
In an exclusive feature sponsored by GORE-TEX, the Wash, Care and Repair Zone will enable visitors to learn how easy it is to look after your GORE-TEX gear. The team will be on hand to help you with all of your questions about how to get the most out of your GORE-TEX kit, as well as advising on the right products to help you enjoy your outdoor adventures.
1. With people becoming more aware of their own environmental impact, how important is it for people to correctly care for the items they purchase instead of replacing them time and time again?
Maintaining your GORE-TEX product is essential, the better that you care for your gear, the longer its performance will last and the less it will impact the planet. At Gore we promote the care and maintenance of GORE-TEX products so that you can extend their useful life by keeping them performing better for longer.
2. What are your top three tips for ensuring your GORE-TEX products remain in the best possible condition?
Wash your gear according to the manufacturer’s guidelines, reapply a water repellent treatment to the outer fabric when water no longer beads up and rolls away, repair any rips or tears with a repair kit or professional service before they get worse.
3. What is the one mistake you see/hear people making time and time again when it comes to caring for their products?
Many people are worried that washing their GORE-TEX product will damage it, in fact it’s quite the opposite and more importantly, it’s easy to do.
4. What will people be able to do in the Wash, Care and Repair Zone at the show?
Visitors to the stand will be able to find out how to look after their GORE-TEX garments, footwear and gloves. We’ll talk them through the simple cleaning and reproofing process as well as answering any questions that they have. Visitors are also welcome to bring in any of their products for us to look at it if they have any specific questions. We will also be joined by an expert from Scottish Mountain Gear, who will be able to carry out emergency repairs on the spot, or give advice on anything that requires further attention.
5. What makes GORE-TEX products unique?
It’s all about the testing. Every product featuring our technology is designed to offer you the best possible performance and comfort for the intended end use. From initial innovation in the lab through to demanding real-world situations, we run rigorous tests at every stage of the process.
6. What can people expect from the GORE-TEX stand at the show? Any sneak previews of new products or special show incentives?!
We’ll be highlighting some of our new developments from the GORE-TEX Brand, including the New GORE-TEX Pro garments, GORE-TEX Invisible Fit Footwear and GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ Stretch gloves. Visitors will get the chance to meet Mollie Hughes, the youngest woman to ski solo from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole, as well as being the youngest woman to climb Mount Everest from the North & South sides. Mollie will be talking about here recent expedition to the South Pole where she was kitted out in garments made from the New GORE-TEX Pro technologies. We will also be giving away some aftercare samples from Grangers, along with a GORE-TEX gear bag and care guidelines (while stocks last).