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what does gore-tex mean, and do these pants...

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what does gore-tex mean, and do these pants have it?

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Gore-tex is a verey xpensive material so these pans would not have it:

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Gore-tex defined: (sorry it gets all tech-e-gnar on ya)

Gore-Tex is a registered trademark of W.L. Gore & Associates, best known for its use in relation to waterproof/breathable fabrics.

Gore-Tex materials are typically based on expanded polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE and other Fluoropolymer products. They are used in a wide variety of applications such as high performance fabrics, medical implants, filter media, insulation for wires and cables, gaskets and sealants.

Gore-Tex material is composed of a thin, porous fluoropolymer membrane, bonded to some fabric, usually nylon or polyester. The membrane has about 9 billion pores per square inch, making it impenetrable for liquid water while allowing the water vapor through. The result is a material that is waterproof and breathable. The outer fabric is additionally treated with water repellent.

The best known application for Gore-Tex fabrics is in outdoor activity clothing. The structure of the fabric forms an effective barrier against wind and rain, while still allowing water vapor to pass through. This helps to keep the wearer warm and dry, while the breath ability allows sweat to escape.