Defense & Security News - W. L. Gore
 
Patrol GORE-TEX Extended Comfort Footwear showcased at IWA 2017
 
With its Patrol GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Footwear, W. L. Gore provides a first-of-a-kind solution for a lightweight, extremely breathable and durably waterproof duty boot specifically engineered for use in hot-dry and hot-humid climates. The boots, presented at IWA 2017, are quick to dry and offer reliable protection against sand, dust and water entry.
     
With its Patrol GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Footwear, W. L. Gore provides a first-of-a-kind solution for a lightweight, extremely breathable and durably waterproof duty boot specifically engineered for use in hot-dry and hot-humid climates. The boots, presented at IWA 2017, are quick to dry and offer reliable protection against sand, dust and water entry.
Patrol GORE-TEX Extended Comfort Footwear exhibited at IWA 2017
(Credit: Army Recognition)
     
The Patrol GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Footwear line was developed for patrols with a lighter load, combat in urban environments, and low to medium liability combat operations. At the core of the desert boot is the Patrol GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Laminate that comes without insulation.

This laminate delivers exceptional breathability and outstanding heat loss properties, reliably preventing the foot from overheating. At the same time the laminate creates a durable barrier against water entry whilst offering protection against sand and dust as well as preventing penetration by undesirable liquids and commonly occurring chemicals.

This is the first-of-a-kind and quite different to the desert boots worn by the armed forces until now. Thin materials and limited use of foam layers facilitate the heat release process. The single-layer boot construction allows for a low water pick-up of the outer material and extremely quick re-dry paired with less weight.

For the conditions found in warmer and even hot climates, W. L. Gore offers two other solutions that are specifically engineered to meet the exact requirements of soldiers operating in these scenarios: Tactical GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Footwear and High Liability GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Footwear.
 

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