Special Operations We pioneer fabrics that enhance mission performance and comfort.

GORE® Defense Fabrics play a vital role in developing durably waterproof, windproof and breathable garment systems.

We continue to pioneer fabric technologies that enhance mission performance by extending the range of utility in changing  temperatures and environments. Recent developments have led to highly breathable and water-resistant fabrics that are lighter weight, extremely compressible and they pick up less water, while maintaining optimal comfort levels.

Next generation fabric technologies, such as heat and flame protection, signature management and chemical and biological (CB) protection are being incorporated into garment systems that meet U.S. Military requirements.  

Gore Fabric Technologies for Special Operations

Extending the range of utility in changing temperature and environments.

Other Fabric Innovations
Next Generation

Defense operations can change rapidly moving from wet conditions to hot or cold environments. Our technically advanced fabrics and garment systems are engineered to protect against rain, high wind, and extreme cold conditions, further enhancing operational effectiveness.

GORE® Defense Fabrics maintain outstanding protection over time, and are part of leading solutions that meet U.S. military requirements.  

  • GORE-TEX Fabric with Stretch Technology

    Durably waterproof and form fitting offering enhanced freedom of movement

  • Protective Combat Uniform (PCU) Level 6

    Durable waterproof and breathable weather protection

  • Lightweight Loft Level 3B

    Durably water-resistant and lightweight cold weather clothing system

  • Arc’Teryx Law Enforcement & Armed Forces (LEAF)

    Lightweight systems for multi-climate conditions

  • GORE-TEX FR Linebacker Jacket with GORE® PYRAD® fabric technology

    Fire protection and breathable comfort in extreme weather

Your feet need to be protected against varying weather conditions, temperatures and environments allowing you to remain comfortable and effective.  Our footwear fabrics protect against extreme weather conditions and harsh contaminants — enabling moisture vapor to escape, while keeping water and contaminants out.

The unique construction of GORE-TEX footwear fabric allows moisture vapor to escape while repelling wind, rain and snow. The fabric also maintains outstanding protection over time, even after exposure to DEET, petroleum, oils, and lubricants.

  • Tora Bora Alpine Boot

    Durable protection for extreme weather conditions

Gloves made with durably waterproof, windproof, and breathable GORE-TEX liners keep hands dry and comfortable in rain, high wind, and cold environments without sacrificing dexterity, tactility, and operability. Your ensemble is not complete unless you have proper gloves that provide long-lasting protection against extreme weather and harsh contaminants.

  • Firebrand Glove and Mitt

    High performance protection for extreme weather conditions

  • Intermediate Cold/Wet Glove

    Durable gloves that stand up to inclimate weather and hard duty

Building on our expertise in technical fabrics, we continue to provide durable waterproof, windproof and breathable solutions that offer enhanced weather protection and extend the range of utility in varying temperatures and environments. 

The next generation of technical fabrics maximizes comfort with durably performing textiles that are lighter weight, easier to pack, and faster drying. Garments are designed by strategically placing multiple performance materials in different areas to optimize breathability, warmth, and heat regulation for optimal comfort.

In addition, specialized fabrics are being engineered to provide enhanced protection against heat and flame, and chemical/biological protection from hazardous contaminants potentially encountered in the field.

  • Lightweight and highly breathable GORE-TEX Fabric

    Comfortable, durably waterproof outerwear

  • Performance Zone

    Functionality mapped technical outerwear

  • Reversible Outerwear

    Equal performance in multi-climate conditions

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