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What is "Water-Resistant" - Definition & Explanation

Fabric treated chemically to resist water or given a "wax- coating treatment" to make it repellent. A degree by which water is able to penetrate a fabric. Not to be confused with water-repellent. However, the terms are often used interchangeably.
A degree by which water is able to penetrate a fabric. Not to be confused with water-repellent. However, the terms are often used interchangeably.
A material that repels water for a short time, but is not completely waterproof.
Not completely waterproof. Pertaining to fabrics that because of inherent hydrophobic properties or water barriers made of films or membranes are able to shed light snow and rain. In an effort to improve breathability with larger membrane pores and by eliminating taped seams, however, these fabrics are not completely waterproof and can wet out in heavy weather.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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