Water Resistance Test

Our clothing should be comfortable and long lasting. Quite simply, quality that lives up to our customers' expectations. To ensure this, we subject our products to tough tests.

Yippee, it's raining!

Playful days in the rain call for water resistant outerwear. This comes in different materials that are more or less suitable depending on how a child plays. Some children can sit still digging in the sandpit or making mud pies for hours on end. Other children run from puddle to puddle in the rain.

The best option for children who prefer sitting still is&nbsp traditional rainwear which will help them stay comfortably dry.

Water resistant shell garments such as our shell jackets, shell trousers and shell overalls are a smart choice for very active children. The advantage of shell garments is that the fabric is more flexible and has good breathability.

Our water resistant garments have a membrane on the reverse side of the outer fabric made up of microscopic pores.

These pores are too small to allow water drops through and ensures the garment is water resistant.

How water resistant a garment is is measured in millimetre water columns that show how much pressure the fabric can withstand before water starts to leak through the water resistant membrane. A garment is classed as water resistant if it can withstand a water column of at least 3,000 mm.

For children to stay dry, even when sitting and playing in puddles, their outer clothing should be able to withstand at least 5,000 mm.

To ensure a garment is completely water resistant, the water resistant membrane on the reverse side of the fabric also needs to have taped seams. If the seams are not taped, drops of water can get through the tiny holes in the fabric created by the sewing machine needle. In certain cases, only seams that are particularly exposed to dampness are taped. For example, seams at the shoulders can be taped, but not under the arms.

Watch how we test water resistance:

Only the best clothes are approved for play. Only then do we put our name on them.