Are Reimatec® outfits completely waterproof?

Waterproof material is not the same as a completely waterproof outfit. The Reimatec® material itself is waterproof, as are the taped seams in Reimatec® outfits. Reimatec® clearly exceeds the classification for a waterproof material: In accordance with the standard on protective clothing, the limit for declaring rain-proof clothing to be waterproof is 1,300 mm of water pressure, and experts say that 4,000 mm should be enough to cope with sitting in puddles.

Even if the material of an outdoor outfit is completely waterproof, moisture may be able to get inside the clothes at the ankles, wrists and neck. Zips are also not waterproof so if there are protective flaps over the zips, they should be kept shut when it rains.

Reimatec® gloves are available in winter and mid-season versions and these are also completely waterproof. They have a waterproof, breathable membrane between the outermost fabric and the lining.

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