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Gore-Tex Womens' Workshops in November

Sara Lingafelter
Sara Lingafelter
2 min read

Ladies… get out your calendars.

I know it may sound like an exaggeration, or over-dramatic, to say that Gore-Tex changed my life… but it’s actually true.

Me, in repose, on a rainy climbing day in Squamish, clad in my Arc'teryx Alpha LT Gore-Tex ProShell jacket. Photo by Tiffany M. Royal.

Until the summer of 2009 I was a fair weather athlete… I’d watch the weekend weather report, and if there was rain a’coming, I’d change my plans.  But during the summer of 2009, I was training for my first mountain expedition, and rain or shine, I had to train.  After a lot of shopping, I chose a Gore-Tex ProShell alpine jacket and pants…

and have never looked back.

That season took me running, hiking, and even dry-tooling in pissing rain… and, it took me to Nepal, and back.  Since then, I’ve chosen Arc’teryx and Outdoor Research Gore-Tex apparel to climb Mount Rainier, for my ski pieces, for gloves, gaitors, and more… and have become a vocal fan of the brand both at work and in my free time.

And now, you have a chance to learn more.  Womens bodies — duh — are physiologically different from mens. These workshops are based on a ton of research on just how we’re different… and will help you learn how to stay as comfortable as possible outdoors regardless of conditions.

From the info page at REI.com:

Stay comfortable and active outdoors, no matter what the weather!

Join W.L. Gore, the makers of Gore-Tex® and Windstopper® fabrics, along with premier partner brands for the Get Ready for Winter – Dressing for the Outdoors Women’s Workshop taking place at select REI stores.

In this free one-hour workshop led by female outdoor adventure expert Julie Hudetz, you’ll find out how brands including Arc’teryx, Outdoor Research and others are incorporating the latest comfort technology and design into clothing and accessories for winter adventures.

Participate in hands-on demonstrations; try on the latest outdoor gear for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and other cold-weather activities; and learn advanced layering tips for staying comfortable, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you!

Attend the Dressing for the Outdoors Women’s Workshop and you’ll enjoy:

  • A goody bag full of free gifts
  • The chance to win great gear from Gore-Tex® outerwear and partner brands
  • A fun slide show hosted by Julie Hudetz
  • A trunk show featuring your favorite outdoor brands such as Arc’teryx, Outdoor Research, Vasque, Salomon, Merrell and GORE Bike Wear.
  • Plus, get a coupon for 20% off one full-price Gore-Tex® item from Arc’teryx, Marmot, Outdoor Research, Vasque, Salomon, Merrell or Gore Bike Wear.

Tour stops are planned in Denver, Salt Lake City, Bloomington, Seattle and Anchorage during November.

To Register:

Visit REI.com/goretexwomensworkshop and sign up for the event of your choice.

Learn, have fun, and then get out there… rain or shine!

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Sara Lingafelter

Sara (Grace) Lingafelter takes steps forward and backward toward a right-sized life on a daily basis.