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Teflon Fabric Protector - The Benefits!

Posted by Bethan Bithell on 20th Aug 2015

What is Teflon and why has my clothing been coated in this fabric protector?

Teflon protection coatingMany modern outdoor clothing and outdoor equipment items will have been coated with a Teflon protector by their manufacturers. This begs the question: “What really is a Teflon protector?”

Well, this fabric protector is a coating that provides protection to clothing and equipment against stains, mud and liquids, without impacting upon the ‘breathability’, performance, feel or look of the item.

Items that has been coated with this fabric protector will last much, much longer! In effect, any liquids on the items will bead up and roll off the fabric, whilst soil or mud, once dry, can simply be brushed off very easily without spoiling the fabric. Further, protection against liquid spills such as drinks is also provided and such spillages can easily be wiped away when blotted with a clean cloth. Basically, Teflon fabric protector is an invisible shield that repels water, liquids and soil from appropriate outdoor garments, items or equipment .

The Benefits of Teflon Coating

There are many benefits to buying Teflon coated clothing and equipment, including:

  • fabric dries quickly when wet
  • makes it easy to clean liquids and soil away
  • repels water by beading up liquids allowing it to roll off
  • makes the clothing and equipment more durable
  • gives long lasting protection from dust, soil and stains

Many shooting jackets and trousers, such as the Hoggs of Fife Edinburgh tweed jacket, and the Glenfinnan tweed jacket have been coated with Teflon to provide extra protection and durability.

When cleaning and reproofing your clothing and equipment it is recommended that you follow the manufacturers instructions as printed on the label!

Should you need any further assistance or guidance when choosing your outdoor products, please do contact us and we’ll be glad to help.

Enjoy then great outdoors!

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