I’ve got Dainese Tempest D-Dry Motorcycle trousers that kept me dry for a few years. But now every time it rains my family jewels are swimming in a nice cold puddle. I’ve used Nikwax techwash to clean them up, and tried wash-in and spray on from Nikwax to waterproof them without any luck.
From the outside the pants seem pristine, but an inside layer has a tear. I checked the description of the pants:
- External fabric with water-resistance treatment
- Breathable waterproof D-Dry membrane
So, I take it the outside layer water-resistance is good enough for a drizzle. But if I want protection from proper rain, I’ll need to fix the tear in my internal layer, which I assume is this “d-dry membrane” they’re talking about?
Bonus question, I have the same issue with my Wolf Tec-Tour Outlast Textile Jacket. The shoulders are leaking. On the outside there is no damage, but the internal layer has a tear. The specs say:
- DuPont Cordura Teflon coated outer construction
- XTR waterproof and breathable ultra-high performance removable membrane