Got what it takes to become a GORE-TEX® product Gear Tester?

W.L. Gore & Associates is launching the recruitment drive for its first local team of
GORE-TEX® products Gear Testers. Applications open Friday 1st May 2009.

Core Facts

  1. W.L. Gore is searching for Australians and New Zealanders to become GORE-TEX® product Gear Testers.

  2. This initiative aims to attract everyday people who regularly participate in outdoor activities or simply enjoy the outdoors - whether it is bushwalking, mountaineering, skiing or any activity in between. Ideal applicants will have the ability to put GORE-TEX® clothing and footwear to the test and communicate their experiences in an informative, creative and entertaining way.

  3. Successful applicants will receive free GORE-TEX® products to test during their outdoor activities from July to October. In exchange, they’ve been tasked with captivating an online audience with product reviews and updates on their adventures.

  4. Updates will be published at the GORE-TEX® brand website as well as on other social media platforms.

  5. At the conclusion of the testing period, the GORE-TEX® product Gear Tester chosen by the public to have inspired them the most will win a $4000 Peregrine Adventures travel voucher.

  6. The two-stage application process commences on Friday 1st May 2009 with interested applicants invited to complete an online application form available at and answer the question: “Tell us why you think you’ve got what it takes to become a GORE-TEX® product Gear Tester?”

  7. Applications close Friday 19th June 2009. If successful in stage 1, short listed applicants will progress to a phone interview.

Relevant Files

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“Imagine being part of an exclusive team, receiving free GORE-TEX® products to test, being the first to know about the latest in outerwear technology, rubbing shoulders with adventure pros and having the chance to win a Peregrine Adventures travel voucher – this is the envious opportunity on offer.”

Michelle Tayler, W.L. Gore & Associates

“We are looking for outgoing and motivated applicants who have a real passion for the outdoors and a genuine interest in what GORE-TEX® products have to offer. So if the outdoors is your playground, you’re already halfway there.”

Michelle Tayler, W.L. Gore & Associates

“We anticipate competition for the limited number of team members will be fierce.”

Michelle Tayler, W.L. Gore & Associates

30th April 2009

Main Press Contact

Corrina Frankham

Account Manager - GORE-TEX products

+61 2 9978 1410

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