Dintex Outerwear Fabric (Waterproof & Breathable) - Pumpkin - 1/2 metre
A high-tec softshell fabric that is just like the fabrics used by the big mountaineering companies! This fabric is not only waterproof and windproof, it is also breathable. It is comprised of 3 layers: The soft, matte right side of the fabric is strong and has the ability to stretch. The middle layer blocks the wind and rain entirely while still allowing the skin to breath (this layer is called DINTEX), and the lightweight mesh wrong side of the fabric is comfortable against the skin. Sew it into a rain coat or hiking jacket that won't make you sweat or make "swooshing sounds" while you walk.
DINTEX fabric is described by the developers as such: "A special membrane engineered with state of the art technology guaranteed to keep you dry and comfortable from the inside to the outside. Suitable for all weather conditions, Dintex provides an impenetrable layer to prevent water and wind coming in, while keeping the highest level of breathability."
The three layers of the fabric are comprised of the following:
Outer layer (right side): 20% Wool, 30% Acrylic 50% Polyester
Middle layer (DINTEX): 100% Polyurethane
Inner layer (wrong side): 100% Polyester
The fabric measures 147 cm (58") wide. It weighs 230 gsm (6.75 oz/yd).
Pre-wash this fabric in the same manner that you will be washing your finished garment. Do not wash, dry or iron with high heat as heat can melt the middle DINTEX layer. Medium heat is acceptable. The outer layer is treated with DWR (a durable water repellent coating) which can be reapplied after washing or consistent wear to boost the garment's ability to repel water. Any store-bought DWR treatment will work nicely but please test first on an inconspicuous area!
Fabric is listed by the half metre (ex. for 2 metres, select a quantity of 4). If you order more than 0.5 m (0.55 yards), you will receive your fabric as a continuous length.