Care & Repair

Proper care and repair of GORE® Protective Fabrics ensures that the fabric maintains its protective properties and breathability. Other components, such as fasteners, zippers, and leather outer shells are often added to boots, garments, and gloves. These components may be harmed by the care instructions described for the fabrics, so be sure to review the manufacturer’s care instructions before you begin.


GORE-TEX® Products

Cleaning waterproof, windproof, and breathable GORE-TEX® fabric ensures its long life and maximum performance.

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CROSSTECH® Fabric

Protective gear that includes CROSSTECH® fabric requires special care; however, cleaning the fabric itself does not require any special equipment or solutions.

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GORE® CHEMPAK® Products

To maintain the performance of ensembles made of GORE® CHEMPAK® fabric and avoid unnecessary risk requires special care.

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WINDSTOPPER® Products

Products made with WINDSTOPPER® fabrics are built to last and are easy to care for.

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Restoring Water Repellency

Restoring the water repellency of garments made with GORE® fabrics is easy.

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NFPA 1851

The 2008 edition of the NFPA 1851 standard explains the requirements for inspection, care, and maintenance of firefighter turnout gear. Gore’s self-paced training program discusses the procedures for caring for moisture barriers.

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Warranty and Support Programs

We take pride in providing innovative products, leading technologies, and unparalleled service to the fire industry. To assist with NFPA 1851 Standard compliance, we offer the Gore Warranty Program and the Gore Support Program.

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