We always set high demands for ourselves. We worked really hard to create a membrane that proves its durable waterproofness in a real-life. Combination of total waterproofness and excellent breathability is nearly impossible but we managed to strike the right balance between them.
AquaCell® protects from the bad weather and lets you feel comfortable in the most extremely humid environments. Even during the worst downpour or wading in deep water, the AquaCell® formula stops drops of water outside your shoes and clothes. It keeps your body completely dry and warm in every condition. Most brands can’t say the same about their product.
THE WATERPROOF RATING
To recognize a material as waterproof it has to stop minimum 2,000 mm of water column per each square meter. This rating number means that if you place a tube 1m x 1m over the fabric and fill it with water, it will start to leak through when a height of water will exceed 2000 mm. You should to know that a part of reports give a waterproof ratings in PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) where 1 PSI equals 704 mm of water.
HOW WATERPROOF AN OUTFIT DO I NEED?
Each of us is unique and has different needs. Depending on usage of your garment, you’ll need different waterproof ratings. In theory, the amount 5 000 – 10 000 mm should be enough for light rain and avarage snow – that means everyday use to most of us. To be ready for any situation you should choose products with a higher water protection – the best are fabrics with the rating 20,000 mm and more. The AquaCell® membrane is a great basic layer of them. Why? Having one of the highest waterproof ratings on the market speaks for itself.
DWR – DURABLE WATER REPELLENCY
The truth is that waterproofness of any fabrics depends on properties of all layers, not only of a laminate membrane. Very important is an outer layer which is exposed directly to rain and snow. To improve a surface tension of water this layer is often chemically impregnated what is defined as DWR (Durable Water Repellency). This process results in a bigger amount of water drops streaming down the material. Furthermore, it reduces water condensation inside a fabric and helps in removing moisture vapor. To protect shoe or clothes with DWR you can wash them with the special impregnated detergent. This is also a great way of conserving shoes with the AquaCell® membrane.