Gore-Tex Jackets

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We all know how unpredictable the British weather can be. Those grey rain clouds can creep in at any time, even when the day is hot and the sky looks clear. When that happens, it’s important to be prepared with the right clothing. That’s when your GORE-TEX jacket will come in handy.

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GORE-TEX was developed as a breathable solution to nylon clothing. Although nylon was highly waterproof, it also traps sweat inside, making the clothes damp and unpleasant to wear.

Engineers eventually adapted the waterproof properties of nylon to create GORE-TEX. Unlike nylon, GORE-TEX has millions of tiny holes in the fabric, allowing microscopic sweat vapours to escape. However, these holes are still 20,000 times smaller than a raindrop, meaning the clothing remains impressively waterproof.

Here at John Norris, we stock a range of GORE-TEX jackets from leading brands like Schoffel, Harkila and Simms. Looking for something waterproof with an edge of country style? Go for one of our classic tweed GORE-TEX coats. If you’re looking for something to keep you dry on your fishing trip, choose one of our handy GORE-TEX wader jackets. Whatever the adventure, we’re sure to have a style to suit. Read less

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