As we might use some lingo that you might not be familiar with in our descriptions, we decided to dedicate a post each week to defining and breaking down our vocab for our readers.
Our first word of the day is DWR.
The acronym stands for Durable Water Repellent, and as its name speaks for itself, it is a special finish that is added to fabrics to make them water-repellent.
Virtually all rainwear in the market has DWR applied as the finish to keep the wearer dry in light rain.
We decided to use this finish on our Motile Pants to keep you dry from the waist down.
DWR has 3 parts of protection, which can be broken down to the following:
1. Water repellent, which means it repels water for light rain/drizzle. You could wear DWR treated clothing while you trek out when it is drizzling, or when you play at the beach (you wouldn't have to roll up your pants!)
2. Stain repellent, which means if there are stains on your pants, it will come right off very easily. A test example was when one of my coworkers drew on his Motile Pants with his pen. All he did was rub the pen stain with normal hand soap and minimal water and the stain came right off. Pretty amazing stuff.
3. Oil, Chemical, & Dirt protection, means DWR treated fabrics are perfect for a chef's or scientist's outfit. Even if you spilled oil or chemicals on your pants, the Motile Pants will keep you protected for safety purposes.
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