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Your eVent® fabricated garment contains a durable water repellant finish (DWR) on the exterior of the fabric that serves as a first barrier to penetration of the fabric by external water. This DWR finish degrades over time and will occasionally need to be replenished.
You will be able to tell when this water repellency has degraded because water will cease to bead up on the fabric. Even though the waterproof eVent® membrane is still keeping the water from passing through the fabric, performance will be increased if you maintain the DWR finish with regular treatments. We suggest treating the DWR finish at the same time as your regular garment washings. Once the garment has been washed, we recommend using a re-proofing agent to completely restore surface water-repellency. These are available in both spray-on and wash-in versions.
How to wash
Regular washing of your eVent® fabricated garment will enhance product performance. Your garment may be machine washed in warm water (40°C) with liquid detergent. You may also use a technical liquid soap or pure soap flakes. We recommend a second rinse to remove all traces of detergent from the fabric.
You may tumble dry your garment in a dryer or drip-dry. The warmth from the dryer will help rejuvenate the DWR finish but do not use a temperature higher than the "warm" setting on your dryer since too much heat could potentially melt the fibres of the garment.
Remember also to refer to the manufacturer's guidelines. Do not use fabric softeners or bleach.
Never dry-clean your garment. At some temperatures, the heat from an iron can have a rejuvenating effect on the DWR finish but there is a greater potential for fabric damage if the iron is too hot. We recommend that if you do iron your garment you use a temperature no higher than "warm". (two dot).