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How to Test Outerwear for Water Repellency

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  1. How to Test Outerwear for Water Repellency, How to Test Outerwear for Water Repellency: step 1, image 1 of 2 How to Test Outerwear for Water Repellency, How to Test Outerwear for Water Repellency: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Lay your jacket on a table or flat surface.

    • Spray the jacket with water.

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    • Observe the water.

    • If the water sinks in and absorbs into the material, your jacket is "wetting out" and needs to have the durable water repellent finish reapplied.

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    • If the water beads up, staying on the outside of the garment like dew drops, your jacket does not need to have the durable water repellent finish reapplied.

    • Water droplets should roll right off of the jacket when you pick it up.

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