Why Our Fabrics? Gore fabrics deliver unmatched protection without compromising tactility.


Working at a rescue and recovery scene may expose you to all sorts of liquids, chemicals, and blood and body fluids. Your gloves need to protect against these hazards plus be durable enough to withstand abrasive surfaces, sharp objects, and other things that might cut, puncture, or tear them. Gloves with our inserts offer a high level of liquid penetration resistance, protection, and breathability while remaining durable enough to exceed NFPA 1951 requirements for lasting physical integrity.

Durable Protection from Liquids

You never know what type of liquids you will encounter when responding to a rescue and recovery call, so it’s important to make sure that your gloves protect you. GORE® CROSSTECH® glove inserts provide durable protection against water, blood, body fluids, and common chemicals. They also meet NFPA 1951 requirements for viral penetration resistance.

Certified Protection Against Physical Hazards

NFPA-certified gloves allow you to focus on the task at hand by providing protection against cuts and punctures. When your hands bend and flex, the protective barrier rubs against the outer shell. Durable GORE® CROSSTECH® glove inserts resist this type of abrasion better than breathable polyurethane barriers.

Superior Dexterity for Greater Functionality

At many rescue scenes, you need to be able to use extrication tools effectively. If your gloves keep you from doing this, your ability to do your job may be affected. Gloves made with our inserts provide better dexterity than structural gloves and also maintain certified protection not available in non-barrier gloves. So you are able to work safely and efficiently while keeping your gloves on.

The Gore Advantage

Having gloves that withstand the conditions in which you work depends on the quality of the fabrics’ construction and the manufacturing process of the garment. For 35 years, W. L. Gore & Associates has been a pioneer in developing high-performance barrier fabrics for first responder and military applications. At Gore, we work closely with our licensed manufacturers from initial product design to rigorous laboratory and field testing, and through to final product performance — all to ensure that you can be confident that your gloves do what we say they will do.

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.