Heading east to Gore-Tex

28 Oct, 2009

In early September I received an invite from Gore Tex to attend their Experience More Blogger Summit that they would be hosting in late October and while it meant traveling two weeks in a row it also meant an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.  The time has come and I am heading east for a short 48 hour visit to Philadelphia, Newark and Elkton to check out what Gore Tex is about.  Our itinerary looks like a lot of fun and includes a tour of the  Gore Testing Facilities with the Rain Room and Comfort Chamber plus an evening in Philadelphia for dinner among other activities.  I’m especially looking forward to meeting the other bloggers attending the event.

This is the first trip that won’t cost me a dime:  flight, lodging, food, everything is paid for and it gives me the chance to check out a company that many of us choose to be in our outerwear systems.  When I do write about the experience I’ll make sure to disclose that information but I’m also attending on behalf of Shayboarder and looking forward to writing about the experience.  Because it is such a short trip and no free time, I wasn’t able to plan a snowboard giveaway for this trip but I will be heading back east later this winter.

So here’s your chance, if you have any questions you’d like to know the answers to in regards to Gore-Tex, write down a comment and I’ll make sure to find out the answer for you!

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  1. October 28, 2009

    I’d like to know what the theoretically coldest limit they have (gloves, jackets). Also would love to see what they think their coolest “new” product would be for the season.

    Take lots of pictures, looking forward to what you come back with…

  2. JB
    October 28, 2009

    Have fun out here. Big question I always get. —repair of tears and rips in GT patch? send back suggestions.

  3. Carrie
    October 28, 2009

    i agree with JB! I need to patch my GT jacket… and have no idea what to do about it!

    Also, what about re-waterproofing your gear.. should you use Nixwash?

    thanks Shay and have fun out east!