Taped Seams

When it comes to the ability of a “waterproof” or “water resistant” garment, the sheer quality of DWR treatment can make the difference between being dry and wet.  But sometimes that treatment won’t be enough.

Water has a weird way of finding itself in places that some wouldn’t think is usually a location of breach of security.  But surprisingly, water will always prevail (lol).

 

Seams on a garment may seem tightly wound together in many clothe articles, but in the situation of a DWR treated jacket or pant, the water will have a possibility of trickling into the seams, and ultimately through to your skin.

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That is why many companies, relating to outdoor or weather proof related articles of clothing, will tape their seams.  This seam style will reduce any crevices in which water is able to breach.

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Basically, an impenetrable wall so you get the whole water proof experience.  But seams aren’t the only parts that can be taped! Zippers being a separate piece of fabric and material attached onto an existing canvas can provide breaches of water as well.
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With this stylistically appealing yet functional piece of manufacturing and fabrication, it makes me question what else can be taped or needs to be taped to ABSOLUTELY seal something shut.  What if there were completely sealed pants? I don’t believe I’ve seen sealed hats? Sealed socks???
Who knows, but this little detail on clothes proves very useful, especially for those who need protection from the elements.