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Get The Latest WL Gore Technology From ADS

ADS Inc has garments featuring three great new technologies from WL Gore.



I’ve mentioned WL Gore’s Pyrad technology before which transforms their waterproof breathable fabric by adding FR properties. It’s fantastic that the process retains the base fabric’s inherent characteristics.

Features & Benefits:
-Protection Against Heat and Flame
-Increased Thermal Stability
-FR Properties Built Into Laminate Structure
-Maintains Physical Integrity
-Designed with GORE-TEX® Fabric – Protects Wearer in Rain, Snow, and Windy Conditions
-Durable Nylon Face Textile
-Comfortable Performance

Below is a video of a Pyrad garment compared to a Gen III ECWCS Level 6 garment during a Pyroman test.


This was adopted by USSOCOM as Level 3B of their Protective Combat Uniform and is constructed using a combination of a Gore shell fabric and PrimaLoft Fusion insulation. I’ve tried it out and yes, it’s comfortable and insulates quite well but the thing that I really like is that you can quickly stuff it into a pack despite the membrane.


Features & Benefits:
Air Permeable
Moisture Vapor Permeable
Water Resistant
Durably Windproof


I had a chance to briefly check out this final piece last week at DSEi in the UK. It’s the thinnest Gore membrane I’ve run across and is aptly named. Think of it as taking performance fabrics meant for conventional athletes and applying it to the military athlete.


Features & Benefits:
Durable, Waterproof and Windproof
Highly Breathable with Improved Next-to-Skin Comfort
Improved Utility for Enhanced Mission Effectiveness
Engineered for Highly Aerobic Activities

All of these products are available for unit and agency purchase through www.adsinc.com/wl-gore. Also, look for them next week with Gore Military at Modern Day Marine.

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5 Responses to “Get The Latest WL Gore Technology From ADS”

  1. Glen says:

    That black zipper on the last one has to go.

    • SSD says:

      That’s not a production item. The one I saw in the UK was color matched. Since that isn’t an issue now, how many can I put you down for?

  2. Chris says:

    Fast and Light for the win! The most comfortable Gore jacket yet, finally with actual next-to-skin comfort; this jacket breathes better than any w/b jacket I’ve worn.

  3. Anonymous says:

    So they mention that they Pyrad jacket is more like the lvl 6 gen 3 jacket in terms of waterproofness. Where does that put the fast and light? How does it stand up to heavy downpours?