Waterproof Breathable Fabrics: Fact Or Fiction?

How marketing deceives by almost telling the truth

Allan Milne Lees

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First some history: the original fabric advertised as waterproof and breathable was Gore-Tex, developed by an ex-DuPont chemist called Wilbur Gore back in 1969 after a serendipitous discovery that stretching polytetrafluoroethylene resulted in a material full of tiny holes that were so small they…

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Allan Milne Lees

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