Tested in heavy rain over 3 hrs
20,000 mm Schmerber
Pockets not waterproof
Lined with compressed wadding combined with microfleece.
The hydrophilic membrane wicks away perspiration (RET= 12)
We measure the resistance of a fabric to water pressure expressed in mm of water column (based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure withstood by the fabric, the more waterproof it is.
Here are the waterproofing ratings:
Component resistant to water pressure of 20,000 mm before and after ageing (5 washes). This equates to 20 000 Schmerber - average pressure exerted by the water during rain.
The jacket's waterproofing has been tested in a rain shower with 100 litres of water / m² / hour for 2 hours
Water-repellent properties information
A fabric is water-repellent when water slides off the surface of the fabric, without seeping in.
Your anorak does not become waterlogged and remains lightweight and breathable. The water-repellent properties are achieved with a treatment applied to the external side of the fabric, but in practice these properties can be altered.
The water-repellent properties can be reactivated by putting the jacket in a dryer for 10 minutes at the lowest temperature.
How to wash your anorak?
To maintain the water repellent properties, infrequent washing is recommended.
Close all zips and flaps, empty all pockets and then turn the garment inside out to wash it. You can wash it on a synthetic cycle at 30°C or 40°C with your usual detergent. Do not use fabric conditioner, which could damage the existing performance of the garment, or bleach.
Very important: choose a full rinse cycle or extra rinse.
HOW TO REACTIVATE THE WATER REPELLENCY:
Drying is a crucial phase in reactivating the water repellent treatment.
We recommend that you lay your anorak flat on a clothes rack and leave it out to dry in the open. Caution: never dry your anorak directly on a radiator.Then place it in the tumble dryer on a short synthetics cycle, i.e. 10 to 15 minutes, before turning it back the right way round. Caution: do not over-dry the garment.