Bestard is the Spanish brand which has been using GORE-TEX® lining in mountain boots the longest. Thanks to our close relationship with W.L. Gore during these last 20 years, we have managed to manufacture boots with a unique combination of being durably water-proof on one hand, and efficient in expelling the humidity created inside the boot on the other.
The secret behind this optimal result is not only the use of the GORE-TEX® lining itself, but in the careful selection of high-performance materials combined with careful and meticulous methods of manufacturing our boots, a system learnt through many years of experience and small day-to-day improvements.
The GORE-TEX® lining is a system by itself, whose principle component is the waterproof membrane made of stretched PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) whose breathable surface consists of millions of micro-pores.
Due to the possibilities arising from the use of different functional layers of the lining, there are different GORE-TEX® linings with different performances available. All of them, however, are waterproof and breathable.
The more air a material traps in a given space, the greater its insulating value. Because the microfibres in Thinsulate™ insulation are far finer than other fibres, they trap more air in less space, which makes it an outstanding insulator which also is light, breathable and moisture-resistant..
The difference between one material and another is sometimes difficult to see when a boot is new. This is the case with the material we use for the inside of the collars of our mountain and trekking boots, an area with great potential for comfort and durability problems due to abrasion, humidity, wrinkles etc. Unlike leather or many other synthetic materials, RIGATO maintain its soft and smooth surface even after several years of use; without holes, without wrinkles…
A woven, abrasion resistant lining made of a breathable synthetic fibre with a particular structure that absorbs moisture and then releases it quickly, maintaining the feet dry. The fabric is soft to the touch and prevents the build-up of fungus, bacteria and offensive smells.
Lining designed for excellent moisture-management and comfort: it does not crease, it is resistant to odours and mould, and it is completely breathable, maintaining dry feet.
Ideal for running and multi-activity shoes, AIR-MESH is a very breathable, yet very resistant technical lining.
Feel the classical comfort of genuine, supple leather lining, reinforced on the heel for higher abrasion resistance. Our leather lining is made of split full grain cow leather.