Performance Zone Functionality mapped technical outerwear

Performance Zone garments are designed with high-performance GORE-TEX fabrics. Each fabric is uniquely engineered to maximize different material performance attributes. Fabrics are strategically placed in different parts of the garment based on various functional and climatic zones of the body. The end result is the most comfortable, durably waterproof outerwear.

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GORE-TEX Products

The durably waterproof, windproof, breathable fabric that keeps you dry, warm, and comfortable in a wide range of climates.

Core Materials and Functional Components





  • Shoulders
  • Arms
  • Lower back
  • High durability to abrasion and tear
  • Comfortable next-to-skin feel



  • Torso
  • Hood
  • Back
  • High breathability
  • Less weight and pack

2-Layer Stretch

  • Under arms
  • Upper back
  • Enhanced freedom of movement
  • Minimal noise
  • Increased versatility and functionality of waterproof, windproof outerwear
  • Durability of APECS (protection and strength)
  • Lighter weight and increased packability compared to the Lightweight Exposure Suit
  • Enhance mission effectiveness because of improved fit and comfort
  • Consolidate and simplification of the cold weather clothing system with fewer garments and reduced inventory


This product is not commercially available. Contact GORE® Defense Fabrics for details.

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