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Why Does DWR Suck?

1-Durable Water Repellant Coatings Prvent Wet-Out by Making Water Bead on the Surface of Fabric and Roll Off

The DWR (Durable Water Repellent) that rain gear manufacturers put on waterproof/breathable rain gear and hard shells is really not that durable. It’s a chemical coating that you need to reapply over and over to make rain water bead on the surface of your rain gear and roll off. It …

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