GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabric Lightweight with enhanced heat and flame protection

Shelters made with GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabric are engineered for military and tactical operations. Gore’s single-wall fabric technology offers durable waterproof protection, high breathability, flame-retardant properties, and concealment characteristics with significant weight reduction compared to traditional double-wall structures.

GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabric offers optimal protection in harsh environments with a durable construction that withstands more than 30 set-ups and strikes.

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

Lightweight Construction

Weight Savings

Traditionally, soft wall shelters for military applications have been designed using a double-wall construction. Gore has demonstrated the ability to combine key performance functions into a single barrier wall, eliminating the need for an inner wall. As a result, weight can be reduced by as much as 30% using GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabric. The lightweight construction combined with low water pick-up helps improve mobility and operational effectiveness.

High Breathability and Air Permeability

The ability for a shelter to manage the moisture generated by its users is critical. Condensation from breathing and wet gear is managed through material selection and shelter design. GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabric is highly moisture vapor permeable, while enabling Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide exchange, resulting in a fabric that will transport a high amount of moisture in a wide range of environmental conditions.

Velocity Vectors

Velocity Vectors

Ambient Temperature - 40F | Ambient RH 80% | Evaporation Rate - 300 gr/hr

Percent Relative Humidity Contours

Percent Relative Humidity Contours

Simulation predicts natural convection, water vapor transport, and condensation in arctic shelter

Improved Signature Concealment


GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabric provides outstanding signature protection, often exceeding typical military requirements for visual opacity (blackout) and near-infrared (nIR) reflection characteristics. As illustrated in Figure 1, field trials have also shown that Gore’s fabric delivers superior protection against Image Intensifying (I2) detectors used in night vision goggles. This technology is among the most common and rapidly growing threats to our warfighters in today’s combat operations.

In moonless light, GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabric offers superior concealment of a 100-Watt incandescent light source at 100 meters using Night Vision Goggles. For comparison, the “Incumbent” fabric was 70d PU coated nylon with blackout features.

Flame Retardant


Users often cook and heat shelters with stoves that involve volatile fuels, resulting in a need for a shelter that provides heat and flame protection. GORE-TEX PYRAD® Fabric is a revolutionary FR laminate technology that enables compliance to CPAI-84.

    How it Compares

    Key benefits of GORE-TEX PYRAD® fabric technology include:

    • Enhanced protection against heat and flame incidents
    • Self-extinguishing laminate technology
    • Maintain physical integrity after heat or flame exposure
    • Long-lasting integrity with increased thermal stability
    • Berry Compliant

    Durable in Harsh Environments

    • Temperatures ranging from -40F to 125F
    • Heavy rainfall greater than 2 inches/hour
    • Snow loads greater than 4 pounds per square foot
    • Wind speeds in excess of 55 mph


    For additional information, please contact Gore at 1-800-431-GORE.

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