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When do I need to re-waterproof my garment?

 

When water no longer beads up on the outside of the material but rather a wet spot develops, it’s time to re-waterproof. We’ll show you how to test your waterproofing in just a few simple steps.

 

Items Needed

Spray bottle with water

Author

VAUDE Repair Team

Date

12.07.2016

Difficulty

Easy

Time Needed

5 minutes

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Step One

Hang your garment on a clothes hanger and fill your spray bottle with water.

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Step Two

Spray the surface of the garment several times.

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Step Three

If the water “beads up” and doesn’t soak into the surface, it is not necessary to re-waterproof your garment.

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Note

If the water doesn’t “beads up” and soak into the surface, you should re-waterproof your garment. For more information, please follow the links below:
M
embrane jacket or trousers: https://help.vaude.com/rep-22-washing-a-membrane-jacket/?lang=en

Sofshell jacket: https://help.vaude.com/rep-23-washing-drying-and-waterproofing-a-softshell/?lang=en

Down jacket: https://help.vaude.com/rep-20-washing-drying-and-waterproofing-a-down-jacket/?lang=en