The fabric is made with a 3-layer membrane, resisting water pressure of up to 20,000 mm Schmerber, before and after 5 washes (test based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure withstood by the fabric, the more waterproof it is.
The product has been tested using a rainstorm simulator, reproducing rainfall of 450 mm/h (450 L/M²/h) over 24 hours (3 x 8 hours)
- The seams are 100% watertight.
- A large waterproof fold is positioned below each zipper to keep it dry and to facilitate water evacuation
- Large velcro fastenings are positioned at the lower legs so you can adjust the width of your overalls.
- The overalls go up to above the chest to guarantee good waterproofing.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we measure its evaporative resistance, or RET, (test based on the ISO 11092 standard). It is its ability to allow the water vapour produced by the body during exercise to escape.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its evaporate resistance or RET (ISO 11092 standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more moisture is evaporated, and therefore the higher the fabric's breathability.
This product’s RET is 25.
These overalls are suitable for both men and women. They have back zippers, so you can relieve yourself from a seated position, as well as a front zipper, so you can relieve yourself from a standing position.
These overalls have been designed to adapt to both masculine and feminine body shops, thanks to the adjustable features (straps and waist).
All of the zippers are YKK AquaGuard® branded
The overalls have foam reinforcements on the knees and buttocks to provide you with added comfort during manoeuvres. The foam in the buttocks can be removed.
Secure attachment in the cargo pocket (thigh).
Attach your equipment (knife, camera, shackle key, etc.) to the inside of your pocket, to avoid losing it at sea! A loop has been provided for this in the cargo pocket on the right leg.
The overalls weigh 1100 grams in Size L.
What is water-repellency and how to maintain it
The fabric and fastenings are water-repellent.
A fabric is water-repellent when water slides off the surface without seeping in.
It won’t become waterlogged and remains lightweight and breathable. The water-repellent properties are achieved with a treatment (DWR) applied to the external side of the fabric, but these properties can be altered.
The water-repellent properties can be reactivated by putting the jacket (once it has been air-dried) in a drier for 10 minutes at the lowest temperature.
How to wash your overalls
After use, rinse the jacket thoroughly with clean water, paying attention to the zippers, to remove any salt.
Dry on a clothes hanger in a well-ventilated place.
We recommend that you lay your anorak flat on a clothes rack and leave it out to dry in the open. Caution: never dry your anorak directly on a radiator.
How to reactivate the water repellency: Step 1, pre-washing.
Close all zips and flaps. Also remember to loosen the straps and elastic parts and empty the pockets.
Then turn the garment inside out to wash it.
How to reactivate the water repellency: Step 2, washing.
You can wash your overalls on a synthetic cycle at 30° or 40°C with your usual detergent. Do not use fabric conditi1r, which could damage the existing performance of the garment, or bleach.
Also take care not to bend your overalls too much when you place them in the washing machine and do not overload your machine.
Very important: select a thorough rinse or double rinse to completely remove all detergent residue.
How to reactivate the water repellency: Step 3, drying.
Drying is a crucial phase in reactivating the water repellent treatment.
We recommend that you lay your overalls flat on a clothes rack and leave them to air-dry. Caution: never dry your overalls directly on a radiator.
Then place it in the tumble dryer on a short synthetics cycle, i.e. 10 to 15 minutes, before turning it back the right way round. Caution: do not over-dry the garment.
The way to dry your overalls.
A fabric loop allows you to hook your overalls onto a hook or coat stand to dry.