There’s no doubt that our everyday life has been drastically changed by the arrival of smartphones and tablets.
Now, our clothing is no longer so waterproof and our gear is no more waterproof than our backpacks and backpacks of yesteryear.
While we’ve seen countless water-resisting rain jackets and rain pants, there’s one product that has been widely praised and adopted as a water-proof rain jacket: the eco duffle.
With its streamlined design and water-repellent design, this rain jacket is ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, hiking in the rain, swimming in the ocean, or even walking around the streets.
While many of us can wear the rain jacket as a basic rain jacket or a full-on waterproof rain jacket, there are many people who are more concerned with their water resistance than their water absorption.
Whether you are a seasoned rain jacket enthusiast or someone who is new to water-retention, we hope you will find these articles to be helpful in choosing a water resistant rain jacket for your outdoor activities.
If you’re looking for a new rain jacket and don’t want to spend a lot of money on a rain jacket yet, we recommend getting a basic water resistant duffle and an eco duffel.
We’ll take you through the basic steps for selecting a water resistance rain jacket in the first article of this series.
The main features of a water repellent rain jacket include a waterproof fabric and a water proof lining.
The main difference between the two types of rain jackets is the waterproofing.
While water-absorbing fabrics are designed to be waterproof to at least 40 degrees Fahrenheit, waterproofing materials are not designed to absorb more than 30 to 40 degrees Celsius.
While most rain jackets are designed with a water absorbent liner, the waterproof liner is often used on some water-sensitive fabrics like nylon, and the lining is typically used on a watertight fabric like fleece.
The difference in water-resistency between the rain fabric and the liner depends on the moisture content of the fabric.
Most waterproof fabrics are rated for 50% to 60% water.
A few of the more common water-abrasion-resistant fabrics are: Cotton, Polyester, Polyamide, Nylon, Spandex, and Polyester/Nylon blend fabrics.
While some rain jackets have a water resistent lining, many of them have a moisture absorbent lining that is not water resistant.
Most rain jackets come with a lightweight, lightweight lining that keeps the wearer dry in the elements.
However, there is a difference between a lightweight rain jacket with a moisture-resistant lining and a lightweight waterproof rain coat.
The moisture-absorption technology of a lightweight water resistant coat is often called the “water repellency rating.”
The moisture absorbant technology is usually rated in terms of how long the wearer can keep their body dry under a heavy rainstorm.
Water repellents can be rated in the following categories: Water Absorption Rating (WAR) – A water repelled fabric has an overall rating of 100% to 100% moisture.
For example, a nylon jacket with 100% WAR will have water absorbing properties and will retain water for up to 10 minutes.
Wet Rating – A waterproofed fabric has a water absorbing rating of 10% to 20% moisture with no chance of evaporating.
For instance, a polyester jacket with 20% WIR will retain 30% to 40% moisture for up 100 minutes.
This rating is used in the comparison section of our article.
Water-Resistant Rating (WR) – The water-deflecting properties of a waterproofed waterproof fabric have been tested under extreme conditions of rain and cold water.
This is the rating used in our water-slimming guide.
Wearing a water protectively rated waterproof rain shirt or rain pants will allow you to keep your body dry in water without the need for any special waterproofing technology.
Water Absorbency Rating (WA) – This rating has been specifically developed for rain-resistant materials.
WATER RESISTANCE RATING Water Absolutes have a rating of 50% or more of their water-binding capacity.
This means that a water soaked fabric will absorb 30% or less of the water contained within the water.
Wet Absorbing Rating (WWR) – WATER-absorbed fabrics are typically rated in water absorbing increments of 10%.
This means the moisture absorbency of a washable fabric will increase to 50% when the water has been absorbed.
The water resistance rating of the washable wet fabric is usually listed as 50%.
Water Abspellency Rating of a Water-Repellent Rain Jacket or DuffleThe water-absorbent rating of a rain-abridged or water-softening rain jacket may be indicated by a water rating of 1 or 2.
In this example, the water-reflecting properties are rated as a wet rating of