》何謂防潑水布料？| What are Water Repellent Fabrics?
Columbia develops OutDry waterproof technologyUS outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has developed a rainproof jacket that features the waterproof membrane on the outside for permanent water repellency and durability.
The OutDry Extreme rainwear technology, which will be available from next spring, is "ultra-breathable" as a result of microscopic perforations in the membrane that allows moisture to escape while keeping rain at bay.
The interior lining is a 'wicking textile' that enables further breathability and "next-to-skin comfort", rather than a plastic feel next to skin. Columbia says the patent-pending technology is "an enormous jump forward in keeping dry and comfortable".
"By putting an abrasion-resistant membrane on the outside where it's in contact with the rain, there is virtually no risk of the jacket "wetting out" like others do when their DWR (Durable Water Repellent) wears off." the company explained. "This is a durable, permanent waterproof layer that actively repels moisture and rain. Think of it like a forcefield to rain."
The jacket was in development and testing for over a year and a half, and was tested on 147 people globally, the company said.
The range will be available from early spring 2016 in a choice of 19 styles, priced from US$150 to $400.
Original Article: Just-Style