What is DWR

  • Durable water repellent, or DWR, is a coating added to fabrics at the factory to make them water-resistant or hydrophobic. Durable water repellents are commonly used in conjunction with waterproof breathable fabrics such as Our TaroTex membrane to prevent the outer layer of fabric from becoming saturated with water. This saturation, called 'wetting out,' can reduce the garment's breathability moisture transport through the breathable membrane and let water through.

What is breathability

  • Breathability is defined as the ability of a fabric to allow perspiration, evaporated by the body, to escape to the outside termed moisture vapour transmission, there by allowing complete comfort. A breathable garment will allow moisture to escape through the membrane. It reduces peaks and troughs in body temperature and keeps you dry and comfortable for longer period.