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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for a water-repellant, breathable laminated fabric used primarily in outerwear and shoes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A synthetic fabric that is permeable to water vapour but impermeable to water drops; used for making breathable rainwear.

Etymologies

From the inventor, Robert W. Gore and textile. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Wilderness was a place most people shunned in the 1850s, back before the invention of most of the things that made it even slightly habitable, such as Gore-Tex jackets and aluminum tent poles.

    Out of the Wilderness

  • Hiking gear: Hiking gear products available from DHgate. com sellers such as Gore-Tex hiking jackets starting at US$52. 55 per piece

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  • "minimally invasive procedure" - such as Gore-Tex injected into her face - to lift and suspend

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  • A whole culture around the yama girl has sprouted — global brand The North Face, makers of Gore-Tex jackets, is even tailoring a line of gear in the yama gaaru style exclusively for the Japanese market.

    Going Native

  • Since Gore-Tex was introduced three decades ago, rain gear has gotten ever more waterproof, breathable and affordable.

    Would Bogie Wear Gore-Tex?

  • By fusing a waterproof layer to the inside of its leather digits which is a more pliable material than the Gore-Tex used in the bottom part of the glove, there's less shifting fabric that gets in the way.

    High-Tech Gear for a Warmer Winter

  • It's made from high-tech, waterproof Gore-Tex material — but looks like a pair of ripped blue jeans and a loose flannel shirt.

    Jake Burton puts his personal stamp on Burton Snowboards

  • The aroma of sensible fleeces, wax jackets and Gore-Tex trousers will hang heavy in the air as walking, climbing, camping and exploring are among the pursuits covered at this exhibition marketing the great outdoors.

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  • Needless to say, bereft of Gore-Tex (and without a facelift), I feel like a total outsider.

    Ryder Cup 2010: Welcome to a weird world of facelifts and blind faith

  • I have a pair of Irish Setter Gunflint 800g Thinsulate Gore-Tex boots that I bought from Cabela's 2 years ago that are superb for the money.

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