At Ispo Munich in January 2020, Gore will present three variations of waterproof/breathable fabrics in its Gore-Tex Pro category, initially introduced in 2007. Called “Gore-Tex Pro most rugged technology,” “Gore-Tex Pro stretch technology” and “Gore-Tex Pro most breathable technology,” each will be optimized for a different use, enabling manufacturers to build targeted apparel. The “most rugged” and “most breathable” versions will have a new solution-dyed Micro Grid backer to reduce water use and carbon emissions during manufacture. The entire line will also offer a range of solution-dyed face textiles, along with a variety of uppers made with recycled materials. Mollie Hughes, the English mountaineer, will be among the first to test the new Gore-Tex Pro technology in the form of gear from Mountain Equipment during her current solo ski expedition to the South Pole. Several other apparel brands – such as Arc'teryx, Mammut, Mountain Hardwear, Montbell, Norrøna and Patagonia – will be selling apparel with Gore-Tex Pro technology to end consumers by autumn 2020. In other news, Mountain Hardwear has extended its Gore-Tex partnership – begun in 1994 with the Exposure Jacket – by presenting a new skiwear line for this winter with Gore-Tex C-Knit and Windstopper technologies and both 2L and 3L shell fabrics.