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How long do the waterproof qualities of polyurethane last on jackets?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SuitedDx, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    One of my jackets is made of polyester and laminated with polyurethane; I assume the latter provides the waterproof qualities. I assume this laminate eventually wears off from wear and time, right?
     


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    Depends on quality and use. It will often flake when losing steam. Say 10 years. Google for better info.
     


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    Exactly so. there is no right or wrong time for its utility to extend.
     


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    Good to know the shelf life. Seems like the longevity is substantial for about 10 years. That's better than most technical shells as Gore-Tex wears after a few years and wax cotton requires regular applications.

    Haven't owned outerwear with PU but it seems like it will provide decent use.
     


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    Well, I had a tent last over 25 years before it started delaminating, a rain jacket I rarely wore last 15 or more... now I prefer to budget those items in 5 year windows.
     


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