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Q&A How do membrane-based boots breathe?

Yesterday I was shopping for breathable waterproof boots* and this is what the salesperson explained to me. The shoe material does NOT matter. The damp air from the foot goes through the membrane (...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Vorac‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Iizuki‭

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Q&A Damaged Gore-tex boots

I bought Aku Slope boots with Gore-tex at a good price and as it turned out they have punctures in one place, which are probably minimal when I check them inside the shoe. I do not want to use the ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by snowboi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

Question gear boots gore-tex
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Q&A How long is Gore-Tex lining in boots effective?

I was reading a recent answer and found this statement for the great majority of users, Gore-Tex boot liners fail anyway, and sooner rather than later if any real mileage is being covered. In f...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

Question boots gore-tex
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Q&A How do breathable fabrics like Gore-tex and DWR (Durable Water Repellent) work?

Gore-tex, and other waterproof breathable fabrics are often coated with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish that helps prevent the fabric from wetting out. It is not uncommon to hear people comp...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by StrongBad‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

Question gore-tex rain-gear
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Q&A Paramo vs Gore-Tex jackets?

I'm considering replacing my North Face Gore-tex jacket as it's starting to get a bit tatty, some of the zips are breaking, etc. I've seen quite a few Paramo jackets about. I'm presuming they're q...

3 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to repair a jacket whose pocket zip has detached from shell?

I have a light gore-tex jacket. The pocket zip has detached from shell. The jacket is not ripped. Does anyone know how to "repair" it? Are there agencies in US who can do it for me?

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Gabriela Palmer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does newspaper (in shoes) kill Gore-Tex (breathability)?

While reading this question, another one came to my mind: Last summer on a mountain hut some guy told my packing newspaper in Gore-Tex (or any similar) shoes wouldn't be good for their breathabili...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Phab‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

Question gore-tex shoes
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Q&A How do I wash Gore-Tex clothing?

I have a bunch of dirty hard-shell pants and jackets. Are these safe to put in the washer and dryer? If not, how should I clean them?

4 answers  ·  posted 12y ago by Reverend Gonzo‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Disposal of Gore-Tex or other membrane products

Somebody told me that Gore-Tex products would be hazardous waste. Is this true? If I want to dispose of them, what should I do? What are the dangerous substances? Is this true for other breathable...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Paul Paulsen‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Sources of Nubuk (Gore-Tex lined) Leather Conditioner

I have a pair of Lowa Tibet Pro GTX (Nubuk leather and Gore-Tex Lined) and am wondering what conditioning creme I should use besides the stuff that Lowa sells as I generally like to buy from dedica...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by AnonDCX‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can hiking boots with Gore-tex lining be stretched?

I have a pair of leather Vasque St. Elias GTX which are a bit narrow across the toe box and I want to see if I can get some more room there. A local shoe repair place said they could do it (for $6...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by compton‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to repair gore-tex boots split?

Last year I got myself a first pair of gore-tex B0 boots. Before I used only leather. I took care of those as good as I could. Keeping clean and using special sprays. However now one boot develope...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Val‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Gore-Tex: Does a wash-in DWR treatment affect breathability from the inside?

I cant decide whether to use a wash-in or spray-on DWR treatment to my Gore-Tex jacket (Arcteryx ZETA AR). I would rather use the NikWax TX Direct Wash-In because it'll get spread evenly throughou...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by AnonDCX‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I take care of Gore-Tex boots?

I have a pair of Gore-Tex walking boots that I have used a fair bit now and want to make sure I keep them serviceable for as long as possible. What is the best way to maintain Gore-Tex walking boot...

4 answers  ·  posted 12y ago by Phil‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Repair a GoreTex jacket's zip?

My trusty North Face Goretex failed yesterday. The coat itself is in fine working order but the zip is totally broken. Just came apart. I'm loathed to trash a £200 jacket simply because the zip has...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to dry Gore-Tex boots in the field

I'm thinking of switching from old and heavy army boots to modern trekking ones. Trying to choose between Gore-Tex and leather with waterproof coating only, I can't get over a simple question - ...

6 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Usurer‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the difference between Gore-Tex and Mountain Hardwears DryQ?

They both are waterproof but what are the differences and is one better?

1 answer  ·  posted 12y ago by Ross‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A How often to wash gore-tex?

According to my jacket instructions, it performs best when clean (gore-tex pores need to be clean from sweat, skin oils, and whatever else from the outside). Also, they instruct to tumble-dry the g...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Dakatine‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

Question gear-care gore-tex
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Q&A What EXACTLY is the chemical coating on the outside of GoreTex?

I've got a pretty good understanding of how GoreTex works. I understand that the outside chemical coating effectivly holds water off the outer layer (using little chemical spikes). But I can't q...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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Q&A Difference between Gore-Tex Pro Shell and Gore-Tex Active Shell

What is the difference between the two Gore-Tex technologies in real world usage? Specific factors: Which one packs down smaller? Which one is more breathable? Which one is likely to last long...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Scotty.NET‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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Q&A Use of gore-tex for a DIY Double-layer hammock

I'm planning to sew my own double-layer hammock. I found a simple pattern here: http://diygearsupply.com/diy-guides/hammock-guide/ I was thinking about modifying it a bit, to have the bottom layer...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by kender‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

Question diy gore-tex hammock
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Q&A Testing waterproofness of outdoor apparel

What would be the best way to test the waterproofness of different outdoor apparel such as: Boots Jackets Pants Gloves etc... I'm interested in both the binary case (e.g., is this boot still wa...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Felix‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

Question hiking boots gore-tex