Who knew that Gore-Tex played so rough? According to Outside Magazine, the waterproof-material maker is under investigation both in Europe and the United States for unfair business practices, namely intimidating gear makers who use their material into not using competitors' products. The complaint lodged in the U.S. was serious enough for the Federal Trade Commission to launch a follow-up investigation. “Everybody hates Gore, everybody needs Gore, so everybody’s afraid of Gore. They can make or break you,” said a manufacturer, anonymously.