Jackets are common equipment for outdoor enthusiasts and should have two basic characteristics: waterproof and breathable.
Professional waterproofing means that it can effectively block the intrusion of rain, frost and snow, whether in humid places or in windy and rainy environments, so that water cannot penetrate Feeling damp and cold inside clothes.
Breathability means that a large amount of moisture is generated when the skin sweats during outdoor sports, and it must be quickly discharged from the body. Otherwise, moisture will be trapped between the body and clothes, which is uncomfortable. Feeling more damp and cold. Especially in severe cold conditions, body coldness and hypothermia are very dangerous, so having good breathability is a very important function of a jacket.
The reason why these two seemingly contradictory characteristics can be compatible on the jacket is the fabric structure of the jacket.
Waterproof and breathable fabrics generally have a multi-layer structure: the outermost layer is ordinary man-made fibers such as nylon or polyester fiber, which itself is not waterproof. Manufacturers will add a waterproof coating on the surface, just like a lotus leaf, to allow larger water droplets to slide off directly. But thiswaterproof coating loses effectiveness over time as it wears down with use.
The middle layer is the main waterproofing force and is composed of polytetrafluoroethylene or polyurethane. The pores between its fibers are small and do not allow clumped liquid molecules to pass; but they are not as small as ordinary plastic materials, and discrete water vapor molecules can still pass through, so sweat can still escape after evaporating, that is, it is breathable.
The soft lining on the innermost side can protect the middle layer and increase the wearer’s comfort without hindering the evaporation of sweat.
Jackets must not be dry cleaned , hand washable and machine washable.
Hand washing steps:
1. Generally, you can hand wash with clean water at a temperature of about 40 degrees to completely soak the garment.
2. Choose a neutral detergent. Use a sponge directly dipped in an appropriate amount of detergent to wipe the surface of the garment until it bubbles. Bubbles can speed up the dissolution of stains, and then rub gently. Never scrub vigorously or use a brush. If it’s really hard to remove the stain, soak it for a few minutes and then rub it a few times.
3. Rinse off the foam with clean water. After rinsing thoroughly, do not twist it too hard. Place the clothes in a ventilated place to dry naturally to avoid exposure to the sun.
Machine washing steps:
1. First use a soft brush to clean the dirty spots;
2. Put all zippers, snaps, and Velcro in place;
3. Fold the clothes and remove the dirtiest parts as much as possible Fold them outside, and then put the clothes into the laundry bag;
4. Put the clothes into the washing machine, and set the washing machine to chemical fiber or gentle washing;
5. After washing, hang it in a ventilated place to dry naturally to avoid exposure to the sun.
1. If the jacket is not very dirty, it is better to wash it less often. The more times it is washed, the better it will be. The greater the functional impairment.
2. Shake the special foam cleaning agent thoroughly, then spray the foam evenly on the surface of the clothes at a distance of about 20CM from the stained area. After 30 to 50 seconds, wipe it with a cotton cloth Gently wipe the stained surface (see product instructions for details).
3. When ironing jackets, be sure to choose low-temperature cashmere or nylon ironing settings. Don’t stay in one place for too long, especially where the seams are taped.
4. If there is a waterproof film, you can do waterproof maintenance. Spread the washed clothes flat on the ironing board and spray the waterproof film evenly.