Stormtech Spring 2023 - Canada

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SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT CARE STORMTECH is committed to educating consumers on Product Care Sustainability by explaining some simple ways to prolong the lifespan of our garments, while protecting the environment at the same time. Product care contributes to 25 percent of a garment’s carbon footprint through washing, drying, ironing, and dry cleaning. By following the below product care instructions, you will help extend the lifespan of your STORMTECH garments while minimizing your carbon footprint.

H2XTREME® PRODUCT CARE INSTRUCTIONS • Routine product care and maintenance ensures the optimum performance of your H2XTREME® garments. • Zip up all zippers and hook-and-loop closures to prevent snags. • Read the care label for specific washing/ drying instructions. • According to best practices for most waterproof/ breathable outerwear, it is recommended to wash

FABRIC WATERPROOF RATINGS This rating refers to the amount of rainfall a fabric can withstand in a single day measured in mm/24 hours. A fabric’s waterproof rating is directly related to its ability to withstand water under pressure in a controlled environment. FABRIC BREATHABILITY RATINGS This refers to how many grams of moisture vapor can pass through a square meter of material in a single day measured in g/m/24 hours. A fabric’s breathability rating is directly related to its ability to allow moisture vapor to pass through it. PER-FLUORINATED CHEMICAL-FREE (PFC-FREE) The material, fabric, or membrane is an organofluorine compound that is free of containing any carbon-fluorine bonds. REPELLENCY The ability of a fabric to resist such things as wetting and staining by water, stains, soil. SEAM SEALING A process in which the stitch line of a garment is made leak proof by the application of seam tape or seam-sealing glue. SHOWERPROOF One of the many terms used to describe varying degrees of imperviousness to water. A showerproof fabric will repel water to a limited extent, but is not waterproof. WATERPROOF Fabric that is inherently or has been treated to become resistant to water penetration and wetting. The term “waterproof” refers to conformance to a standard specification and specific condition of a laboratory test method. WATER RESISTANT Fabric treated to resist water or has been given a coating treatment to make it repellent. A degree by which water is able to penetrate a fabric.


The ultimate fabric in waterproof/breathable technology delivers a minimum waterproof and breathable rating of 5,000mm/5,000g/m 2 /24h. 2-LAYER FABRIC Most commonly used fabric configuration for outerwear. 2-layer fabrics use a face fabric, usually made of nylon or polyester, that is bonded with membrane or coated on the back side. Because of the exposed nature of this combination, the garment is finished with a free hanging mesh or taffeta lining – this is used to protect the coating or membrane from dirt and oil contamination. 3-LAYER FABRIC A breathable membrane sandwiched by using a bonding technique between an outer layer face fabric, usually made of nylon or polyester, and a very lightweight backing of tricot or jersey knit to protect the membrane from dirt and oil contamination. AIR PERMEABILITY A measurement of how easily air is passed through fabric. It indicates the breathability of weather-resistant and waterproof fabrics and is an important factor in the performance of outdoor apparel. BREATHABILITY The ability of a fabric to allow moisture vapor to be transmitted through the material. The rating is expressed in a gram measurement of how much vapor per square meter of fabric can transmit through in a 24-hour period; the higher the number, the more breathable the garment. DWR Durable water repellent.


according to the following usage: – Light activity (casual, walking): Wash after 20 to 30 days of use – Heavy activity (skiing, running, hiking): Wash after 10 to 15 days of use

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• Read the care label for specific washing/drying instruction details. • Zip up all zippers and hook-and-loop closures to prevent snags. • Wash inside-out with cold water on the gentle, low spin cycle with like colours. • Use mild detergent, preferably non-toxic and biodegradable. • Do not bleach. Do not dry clean. • Do not add fabric softener, these chemicals are harmful for the environment and can degrade overall durability. • Air dry or tumble dry on low heat. High heat can reduce the H2X-DRY performance and contribute to static cling. • If needed, iron on a cool setting to avoid damaging logos or material that comes in contact with high heat.

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