Many newly-introduced outdoor enthusiasts see their new charge clothes to have a splash-proof function, a rainy day, a smile, wearing new clothes directly and confidently walk in the rain. I didn't think it would be wrong to walk. It's not about splashing water? Why is it still wet?
In fact, "anti-splashing" and "waterproof" is a different matter, today we will talk about the difference between the two.
In fact, anti-splashing, often will also be written to splash, professional terminology has also been splashed, English is water repellent, abbreviated to W/R. Refers to the hydrophobic compound deposited on the surface of the fiber, fabric surface with pores, air and water vapor can also be through, generally on the cloth to form water droplets (like lotus leaf). But not really waterproof, but to reduce the absorption of water by the fabric, so that water can be "on the surface of the fabric". Whether the water stays longer or will seep into it. Anti-splashing effect of the fabric will be gradually weakened and even ineffective with the washing and long time use.
For a chestnut, with splash-proof/splash-proof clothes, when the sky is small drizzle, you can wear in the rain for a few minutes, and then quickly shake off the surface of the water droplets, then you inside the clothes can not be soaked, but may also be wet. The degree of moisture is related to the amount of water droplets and dwell time.
If you see a product page that says "splash proof/Splash proof", please do not think that you can really wear it out to walk in romantic rain, or as a temporary raincoat, because the rain is really likely to get you through--Forget about the product page map It looks like the rain how much clothes dry, the model looks more dry, please believe me, Don't look at the advertisement to see the curative effect!
In other words, waterproof, English is water resistant/water proof, here should refer to is waterproof breathable fabric, generally refers to the bottom of the cloth to make plastic bottom, divided into coating and lamination (laminated) two kinds. Coating is often said that the coating, lamination is a composite layer of waterproof material in the back. In most cases, the use of laminated (film) materials, as well as capsule fiber, compact fabric, silicon and other forms of treatment (these are also I copied, the key or the back), and usually in the fabric layer, that is, people often say "waterproof film." Waterproof film through the pasting process to the film and other material composite materials, the formation of composite fabrics, these used in combination with the film itself is not waterproof, such as polyester fiber, nylon and so on, so when we wear waterproof clothing in the water weather, will see the water infiltration into the clothing, like ordinary fabric clothing, But the inner layer of clothing is dry, and there is no water infiltration, this is the composite fabric in the middle of the layer of waterproof film played a role.
As to say, is not using the waterproof membrane craft clothes can 100% achieve waterproof effect, this is not necessarily. Because of the complete waterproof clothing and joints used in the pressure, zipper waterproof performance also has a great relationship. The waterproof and water proof of the fabric is the function of the fabric itself, the seam of the needle or the gap in the zipper if not treated clothing can not reach 100% waterproof.
So not a special case, or special needs, we still do not really put waterproof clothes as a raincoat ~ ~