Scenic shot of a group of skiers skinning up in the backcountry on a bluebird day
product technology
Performance starts with product innovation.
Mountain Hardwear designers partner with the
industry’s leading materials researchers to develop
the fabrics, coatings and components we need to
turn design and performance goals into reality.
Performance starts with product innovation. Mountain Hardwear designers partner with the industry’s leading materials researchers to develop the fabrics, coatings and components we need to turn design and performance goals into reality.
gore-tex paclite® stretch
You thought GORE-TEX PACLITE® technology was cool—PACLITE® STRETCH takes all the great capabilities we love and stretches them to your limit. Using a laminate construction where a special GORE-TEX membrane is bonded to the outer shell material and protected by a durable thin film on the inside instead of a backer, this two-layer design makes for an extremely lightweight and packable piece that you can move in freely.

Not only can you can take these garments anywhere (no matter how tight space), when bad weather rolls in and sunshine turns to rain, you can always be ready and confident that your rain shell jacket or pants is durably waterproof, windproof, extremely breathable—and now, stretchable.
GORE-TEX PACLITE STRETCH Technology diagram showing the layers of the fabric, with the GORE-TEX membrane material.
how it works
Some GORE-TEX PACLITE® garments include GORE-TEX stretch technology. Whether you're rushing through streets on the way to work, or hiking your favorite trail on the weekend, you want a jacket that moves with you and doesn't restrict your movement.

Thanks to the stretch materials integrated into key areas, GORE-TEX PACLITE® garments with stretch technology are designed for ease of movement and an attractive fit.
products that feature this technology
Men's Exposure/2™ Gore-Tex Paclite® Stretch Pullover
Women's Exposure/2™ Gore-Tex Paclite® Stretch Pullover
Skiers in the distance skinning up a mountain in the backcountry.