All water resistant materials are treated with advanced environmentally friendly treatments without the use of fluoride.
The highly safe (PFOA free) DWR coating is based on specific polymers that are hydrophobic and provide optimal water resistant characteristics. The treatment inhibits the exterior layer from becoming saturated to allow the fabric can perform its critical job of wicking and moisture management.
The useful life of the water resistant treatment varies based on how the product is cared for and how it is washed. The effectiveness of the treatment is guaranteed for 30/50 washes.
We recommend washing these garments following the same aforementioned instructions. Fabric softeners will totally degrade the water resistant treatment.
The DWR water resistant treatment should be maintained by applying a high quality re-proofer specifically designed for breathable waterproof fabrics after 5 to 10 washes or if you feel the garment is not performing as well as it used too.