Sprayway Hydro-Dry All Weather Protection.
A highly waterproof and breathable two layer laminate/soft polyester fabric forms the lining for these pants. This is fully seam sealed to give 100% waterproof performance together with maximum breathability as narrow tape is used. A seperate, tough outer fabric which is 96% nylon and 4% Spandex to give two way stretch protects the waterproof inner and is treated with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) surface finish to prevent the surface wetting out and deliver maximum breathability.
This waterproof fabric will withstand the pressure from a 10 metre high column of water without leaking (i.e. the hydrostatic head is 10 metres or 10,000 mm). The Moisture Vapour Transfer Rate (MVTR), a measure of breathability, is 20,000 gms per sq metre over a period of 24 hrs which is a pretty impressive figure. This stretchy hydrophilic membrane is laminated to a lightweight polyester jersey.
User comfort is enhanced by the speed at which moisture vapour from perspiration can escape from the inside of the garment thereby avoiding that clamy clingy feeling associated with less breathable materials.
The airspace between the inner and outer layers is designed to channel trapped moisture out of the garment.
The big benefit of this system is that the garment remains waterproof even if the outer fabric is damaged or wets out. The soft feel materials used ensure low noise and comfort for the user. Reduced tape and high performance fabric ensure excellent breathability, free from condensation with simple aftercare and low maintenance.