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
Our garments made with GORE-TEX PACLITE® technology use 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 take anywhere, no matter how tight space. So, when bad weather rolls in and sunshine turns to rain—whether you’re halfway through your commute or just arriving at the trailhead—you can always be ready and confident that your rain shell, pants, or hat is durably waterproof, windproof, and extremely breathable.
GORE-TEX ACTIVE Technology diagram
products that feature this technology
Men's Exposure/2™ Gore-Tex Paclite® Jacket
Men's Exposure/2™ Gore-Tex Paclite® Pant
Women's Exposure/2™ Gore-Tex Paclite® Jacket
Women's Exposure/2™ Gore-Tex Paclite® Pant
Mountain Hardwear trekkers relaxing at Everest Basecamp.