CLQOk after some research I realized i'm an idiot and that Gore-Tex isn't the end all be all for waterproofing.
Well I’m not sure about that really.
To be allowed to use goretex the manufacturer has the prove to gore that the fabrics they use are up to gore’s standards. So this gives some basis for knowing that the materials they use at high quality.
The other big big factor is goretex has a lifetime warranty.
They are other good membranes out there but you can’t always guarantee the quality like you can gore.
Just something to consider. I have used goretex and countless other membranes and all though most are awesome goretex products tend to be slightly better overall.