In terms of practical applications, GORE-TEX® Fabric is a high-performance material that offers various features to suit a wide range of applications. Though commonly found in medical implants, filtration media, cable insulation and more, the GORE-TEX® brand is most often associated with hard-wearing outdoor clothing. Found in jackets, gloves, boots and various other apparel, the popularity of GORE-TEX® Fabric stems from its inherent waterproof properties and breathability. In short, the material can let moisture out but will not let any water in.
This feature alone makes GORE-TEX® Fabric the ideal material for any outdoorsman or outdoorswoman. Not only does the material help keep the body warm and dry in the rain or snow, it allows sweat and heat to be drawn out. This actively improves the wearer’s comfort and keeps skin dry, thereby preventing chafing and tenderness. Take into consideration the fact that all GORE-TEX® Fabric is completely windproof and you have the three qualities every outdoor enthusiast would ever want from their clothes.
LOWA Military Boots & GORE-TEX® Footwear Technologies
A great many LOWA military boots in the Task Force collection benefit from a GORE-TEX® Fabric membrane. Designed to improve their wearer’s comfort whilst keeping soreness and fatigue at bay, military boots with GORE-TEX® Footwear linings are incredibly versatile and suitable for use in any climate or on any terrain. There are two GORE-TEX® Footwear technologies in particular utilised by LOWA Task Force boots and while each has their own distinct advantages, both come with the GORE promise of being fit for use as well as ‘durably waterproof, windproof and breathable’.
GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Footwear
Perfect for use in warmer, more arid climates, LOWA boots with GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort lining are popular amongst military personnel stationed throughout the Middle East, Central Asia, and South America. Capable of providing unrivaled levels of comfort throughout the day, this GORE-TEX® membrane has been designed for high levels of activity and is ideal for running or walking along hard, uneven terrain. This also makes them ideal for paved flooring, allowing them to excel when worn indoors or around built up urban areas.
Some of the boots in the LOWA Zephyr Mid Boots range benefits from the GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort lining. To learn more about what these boots have to offer, visit their listings on the Task Force Distribution website.
GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort Footwear
Designed for use in temperate climates, GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort lining takes the breathability and waterproof qualities of GORE-TEX® fabric and pushes them to new heights. More suited to outdoor use than indoor, LOWA boots with the Performance Comfort membrane are great all-rounders and provide their wearers with protection and comfort as they undertake various challenges and pursuits. Durable, long-lasting and insulated, boots made for climbing, hiking, mountain biking, and trekking will all benefit from this particular GORE-TEX® Membrane.
Numerous LOWA boots come with the GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort lining; including LOWA Recce GORE-TEX® Military Boots, LOWA Mountain GORE-TEX® Boots, LOWA Seeker S3 GORE-TEX® Safety Boots, LOWA Leandro Mid S3 GORE-TEX® Safety Boots, and LOWA Ronan GORE-TEX® MID TF Boots.