GORE® CROSSTECH® 3-Layer Moisture Barrier Rugged durability — protection that lasts


Some departments and individual firefighters are really tough on their gear — the first to respond, always engaged, and the last to leave. If this rings true to you, selecting the right gear is all about durability. GORE® CROSSTECH® 3-layer moisture barrier is the toughest barrier in the industry, delivering rugged, long-lasting protection that exceeds the requirements of the NFPA 1971 standard.

Toughest moisture barrier available

The ideal choice if you need a tough moisture barrier, GORE® CROSSTECH® 3-layer moisture barrier is the most durable choice on the market today — delivering rugged, long-lasting protection, even after exposure to extreme temperatures. This barrier has outstanding abrasion- and wear-resistance with a unique construction that durably withstands high heat exposure while maintaining high breathability and waterproofness.

Durability so rugged we stand behind it with a seven-year warranty

GORE® CROSSTECH® 3-layer moisture barrier is so durable that we back it with a seven-year warranty. This rugged barrier, combined with our warranty, makes it easier as your department works toward compliance with the NFPA 1851 standard. Learn more about the cleaning, inspection, and testing requirements of this standard with our self-paced educational program.

Wear trial evaluating the repair cost of GORE® CROSSTECH® moisture barriers

Superior performance after exposure to extreme temperatures

Reliable thermal stability is an essential component of our moisture barriers — your gear should provide the same level of protection and breathability even after you’ve worn it for a while. GORE® CROSSTECH® 3-layer moisture barrier withstands high heat exposure and still delivers excellent breathability and waterproofness.

GORE® CROSSTECH® 3-layer moisture barrier

The Gore Advantage

Having turnout gear that withstands the harsh conditions in which you work depends on the quality of the fabrics’ construction and the manufacturing process of the gear. For more than 35 years, W. L. Gore & Associates has been a pioneer in developing high-performance moisture barriers for fire, EMS, military, law enforcement, and CBRN applications. At Gore, we work closely with our gear manufacturers during initial gear design, rigorous laboratory and field testing, and final product performance — all to ensure that the moisture barrier in your turnout gear does what we say it will do.

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WARNING: No products, including garments, footwear, and gloves, protect completely, even when new; their protective performance will decline with wear, tear, abrasion, and other damage associated with use.