DURABLE WATER REPELLENT TECHNOLOGY
Durable Water Repellent (DWR) is a special waterproof finish, applied to the face fabric of our waterproof jackets and winter trousers to maintain a high level of waterproofness and breathability.
Without DWR the face fabric would ‘wet out’ (become waterlogged) meaning that perspiration would be unable to escape from the body because it would be stopped by the wet layer.
The perspiration would then cool and condense on the inside of the jacket making you wet and ultimately, colder. This is of course not ideal for vigorous outdoor activities such as climbing which is why Berghaus have chosen this coating to use for their men and women’s waterproof jackets and clothing.