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Mountain Equipment’s most breathable Gore-Tex Pro garments ever!

Words by Taunton Leisure

on 07/10/2020 15:50:59

Mountain Equipment's very special new Gore-Tex Pro.

Mountain Equipment has never shied away from perfect technical design, everything they make is made with intended activity first and foremost and because of this, you can see their products worn by some of the world's most highly regarded and accomplished athletes and explorers. This coming autumn and winter, ME have worked with Gore-Tex fabrics to be the first gear maker using Gore's innovative, new, highly specialised, most breathable Pro shell yet. Its name, Gore-Tex Pro – Most Breathable.


Gore-Tex Pro has seen three recent updates this year which have been split into three specialised Pro fabrics within their vast range of innovative technologies. These are: Most Breathable exclusive to Mountain Equipment for the coming season, Most Rugged which will be exclusive to Arc'teryx for the coming season, and finally, a Stretch variation which offers 12-20% stretch at the cost of a little breathability.

If you'd like to read a little more on Gore-Tex Fabrics, you can here on “Let's Talk Gore-Tex”


Mountain Equipment has always prided themselves on blending expert practice with expert design. Their updated, Gore-Tex Pro range has been crafted specifically with climbing, mountaineering and ski-mountaineering in mind and for this reason, they opted to go with Gore-Tex Pro – Most Breathable.

This new variant, just like your standard Gore Pro utilises a superb multi-layer ePTFE-based membrane system and combines high-performance face fabrics with the Gore patented Micro Grid Backer Technology. Because it is a multi-layer membrane without a PU coating, it is the only group of Gore-Tex fabrics which could be described as “air permeable.” Gore-Tex Pro Most Breathable delivers up to 28% more breathability compared to previous versions whilst still keeping the supreme durability that Gore-Tex is known for. Made for activities which are known to work up quite a  sweat right when you don't want it, the result of this new fabric means much better comfort in the most extreme conditions for the professional mountaineer and serious outdoor enthusiasts.



Gore-Tex Pro most Breathable is the lightest of these three variants. It can be constructed using an even lighter 30D laminate, meaning that it is likely we will see updated, much lighter weight products from ME over the next couple of seasons. Eyes-peeled. To coonclude, if your primary use for a waterproof jacket is high output activities in harsh conditions and you want to be as comfortable as possible while wearing a highly durable jacket, Gore-Tex Pro – Most breathable is for you.

Here are ME's products from our new Autumn/Winter 2020 range which utilise this exciting new technology.

Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket

One of our most popular Gore-Tex Pro Jackets. The multi-award-winning Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket has been evolved to represent the best possible blend of function, weight and durability.

Shop Lhotse HERE

Mountain Equipment Manaslu Jacket
The women’s Manaslu, made to be the ultimate hybrid of weight, function and durability. Superb for everything from wet moorland trekking to extreme mountaineering.

Shop Manaslu HERE


Mountain Equipment Shivling Jackets

Available in both women’s and men’s models. The Mountain Equipment Shivling is a simple and super protective shell for any mountain. Easily weather the worst storms its low weight and bulk means it can easily be carried just in case in less severe conditions.

Shop Men’s Shivling HERE

Shop Women’s Shivling HERE

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