Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
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Durable Water Repellant, DWR, treatment applied to the raw fabric in the fabric company,
has probably worn off, so where the water used to bead up, now it spreads out and soaks in ..
FWIW, Detergents have wetting agents, if you washed it in Detergents that does the opposite of the DWR treatment ,
the Tek Wash is made to wash without wetting agents, and then you would use their wash in stuff, to replace the missing DWR
and 'set' it in your drier ..