GORE-TEX® fabric forever changed the standard for high-performance outerwear when it was introduced in 1978. Today, GORE-TEX fabric is known worldwide for extreme wet-weather protection that keeps you dry and comfortable from head to toe. Outerwear and footwear constructed using GORE-TEX fabric and technology is rigorously tested to ensure it is waterproof to keep you dry, windproof to keep you warm and breathable to keep you comfortable all day long.
What makes Thinsulate insulation so important to a cold-weather boot? Three words: thin, warm, light.
Thinness, of course, is crucial in a boot insulation. There is simply no room for anything bulky.
The same goes for warmth. Feet, being furthest from your body's center of heat, need insulation
more than any other part of your body. With nearly twice the warmth of foam, felt or pile,
Thinsulate insulation is just what feet need to stay warm and comfortable. Which brings up
the third big benefit of Thinsulate insulation: It doesn't bog boots down with weight. In fact,
it's one of the lightest synthetic insulations on the market.
A sponge absorbs water - that is, the entire
sponge soaks in and retains the water. Conversely, adsorption,
which is what takes place with activated charcoal in
Scent-Lok®, is the capturing of matter by the surface of a
solid. The surface of activated charcoal is an extensive labyrinth
of different size pores, nooks and crannies that trap and hold
gases, vapors and dissolved matter (all forms of human scent).
Activation (or technically, reactivation) is the process of heating
this surface to high temperatures. This releases the trapped scent
molecules and reopens the pores, nooks and crannies for future