Reproofing your waterproof jacket
If your waterproof jacket starts to absorb water, then you may have a problem.
Ideally, what should happen is that water beads on the surface and rolls off, thanks to the durable water repellant (DWR) applied to the materials. However, over time, the DWR will start to wear away.
This could be due to friction from rucksacks, other accessories, or just the passage of time. Either way, if the proofing starts to wear away, your jacket will absorb the water and become ‘wetted out’.
If you’ve noticed that the water isn’t beading off your jacket or feels much heavier (or clingy!) when it gets wet, it might need reproofing. You can do this with a reproofing spray or a wash-in proofer – to be done in a washing machine.
At Winfields Outdoors, we stock a range of waterproofing products from trusted brands, such as Nikwax and Kampa. To browse our selection, click here.
Read More: How to Reproof a Waterproof Jacket.