W. L. Gore and Associates conducted a one day, 8-hour Wear Trial with law enforcement personnel. These end users evaluated the XRT (Extended Response Team) Suit made with GORE® CHEMPAK® Selectively Permeable Fabric in perimeter response scenarios. This trial characterized the durability of the XRT suit and its applicability for response teams.
While lab testing is important and valuable, it only predicts performance. How a product performs in the field is the true test of its durability, protection, and comfort.
Before they are approved for use, our fabrics are developed into products that must stand up to the challenges of rigorous field testing. The only time an environment is simulated is when it would pose too great a risk to test subjects.
You may never encounter a worst-case scenario, but if you do, you can trust that GORE® products have been engineered and tested to provide protection in extreme environments.