The fabric is made with a 2-layer membrane, resisting water pressure of up to 5.000 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 heavy rain simulator, reproducing rainfall of 100 mm/h (450 L/M²/h) over 4 hours
- The seams are 100% watertight.
- A large, waterproof fold has been integrated under each zipper to keep it dry and facilitate water evacuation
- The overalls are pulled 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 12.
- Drawstring waist
- Injection-moulded plastic zip to avoid salt oxidation
- Water-repellent comp1nts (water runs off the fabric).
- 100% taped seams.
- Central opening with inner flap for optimal waterproofing
Looking after your salopettes
- Rinse with clean water after use
- Store in a dry place
- To protect the water-repellent treatment, wash as little as possible
- Wash the product inside out and fastened. 30°C or 40°C synthetic cycle with regular detergent. Do not use fabric conditi1r. Do not overload your machine. Extra rinse cycle.
- Line dry.
- To reactivate the water repellency, tumble dry inside out on a synthetic cycle for 10 to 15 minutes.
The elasticated ankles give the salopettes a more stylish design. This means that you will need to put your boots on AFTER putting on your salopettes.
What is water-repellency and how to maintain it
The fabric and fastenings are water-repellent.
A fabric is water-repellent when water slides of the fabric without seeping in.
It won’t become waterlogged and remains lightweight and breathable. Water-repellent properties achieved with a treatment (DWR) applied to the external side of the fabric, but in practice 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.