The Daily: The Holy Grail

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GREEN THEME INTERNATIONAL’S new Aquavent water-repellency chemistry may make the debate over PFCs and DWRs irrelevant. The outdoor industry has loudly celebrated the ecological benefits of PFC-free DWRs, but the downside is in their performance: Those treatments have often been criticized for being less durable than traditional water repellents. In the big picture, that leaves consumers with a jacket they may want to replace in just a few years, which detracts from environmental gains.

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