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Cleverhood Waterproof Garment Care

All our rainwear is made with high performance fabrics. Our rainwear fabrics feature a membrane that’s waterproof and breathable. For the tech fabric nerds, between 15-20k/15-20k waterproof/breathable. We then treat the fabric with a PFC free C6 durable water repellent (DWR). That’s a good combination. Then we heat tape all seams, keeping rain from slipping through any stitching.

A little more info about DWRs

DWRs increase the “surface tension” when water contacts a textile. Microscopically, water droplets suspend into a nice round shape — a domed bead. The rounder the bead, the easier it rolls off the fabric.

DWRs coat individual fibers and leaves microscopic space between the fibers for breathability. The technology is pretty cool.