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Tech Explained: DWR

TeCH EXPLAINED

DWR

WHAT is DWR?

 

If you've ever searched for anything from best waterproof jackets or rain pants for hiking, you've probably seen the term DWR. Durable Water Repellent (aka DWR) is a coating added to fabrics to make them water resistant. 


How does it work?  

 

DWR will create a barrier against water absorption keeping you comfortable and dry. The water beads up, then disperses, preventing surface moisture from accumulating on the fabric. 


caring for dwr 

Q: How do you properly care for a garment that has DWR?  

Avoid washing the garment in harsh detergents, such as powder detergents, fabric softeners, stain removers, and bleach.

Q: How many washes does it last?

Since DWR is a fabric surface treatment, it won’t last forever, however you can extend the life by following our care instructions. Typically, after 10 washes the garment will have 80% DWR protection.  This is called 80/10 DWR protection rating.

Q: IN MANUFACTURING HOW IS DWR APPLIED? 

A thin layer of DWR coating is applied to the outside of fabric.


Ward off unexpected weather with styles that incorporate DWR

Men's canton jacket 

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Men's rangerock pant 

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