Thursday, April 5, 2007

Testing Gore-Tex

Yesterday, Gore-Tex was in town with their mobile Weather Chamber. Who could pass up a chance to slip into some over-sized gear and step into the Weather Chamber? As cheesy as this was fun! Their team claims the weather chamber blasts people with 22 inches of rain per hour and a 30 mph wind. Considering the water was lukewarm in temperature, this weather chamber is a walk in the park compared to full conditions on Longs Peak!

One thing I was surprised to learn, is that Gore-Tex garments should be washed and put into the dryer. This lets the fabric retain its repellent properties. At least that's what Simon recommended.