Driza-Bone Fabric Guide
Driza-Bone Heavyweight Wax:
The heavyweight wax is a 12oz. fabric made from 100% cotton and is impregnated with a wax compound. This fabric is extremely warm, wind breaking and highly water repellent. Coats can be re-oiled with Driza Bone Garment Dressing when necessary to maximise use and maintain water repellence.
Driza-Bone Lightweight Wax:
The lightweight wax is a 6oz. fabric made from 100% cotton which has been impregnated with a wax compound but is a lighter alternative to the heavyweight wax (12 oz.). The fabric is still water repellent and is good for those looking for a waxed garment which is not too heavy. The lightweight fabric is an ideal spring and autumn weight coat.
The Dri-Wax is a mid weight wax garment which does not have an oily residue unlike the original wax. The Dri-Wax also has a rugged aged appearance to it.
Driza-Bone Fortress Fabric:
The Fortress has the extreme weather protection. Unlike any other coat in the Driza-Bone range, the Fortress withholds many valuable properties. Examples of these being that the Fortress is a 100% cotton, microporous, hydrophobic , breathable, washable fabric. It has extreme wind and water resistance, due to it being developed in Australia to meet challenges of the harshest weather conditions. The Fortress is a 6oz lightweight fabric.
Caring For Your Driza-Bone
1. First make sure you choose the correct size as undue stress, particularly on the seams caused by too-tight fit, may allow water to penetrate.
2. Having purchased your garment, please carefully read the washing/care instructions to help prolong its life.
3. DO NOT wash with detergent or hot water, dry clean, starch or iron
4. If the garment is extremely dirty, use pure soap only e.g. Sunlight, Lux. Handwash in luke warm water, then re-proof the garment using Driza-Bone Wax Garment Dressing
5. Always sponge down the outer fabric with cold water when soiled, brush off grit etc
6. DO NOT store wet garments in a confined area
7. DO NOT hang on radiators, expose to naked flames, or use artificial heat to dry
8. DO NOT stitch through outer fabric. IF garments require stitching, re-proof the damaged area immediately after it has been repaired.
9. ALWAYS hang garments in a dry, airy place to dry off naturally.
PRECAUTION: Be careful to ensure the essential proofing does not mark other clothing or fabrics, particularly in unlined areas of the garment.
IMPORTANT: How often your Driza-Bone garment will need re-proofing depends on the amount and type of usage it gets. To ensure its long service, regular monthly checks are suggested to ensure there are no dried out areas where re-proofing has been worn away. Pay particular attention to areas such as shoulders, neck seams and places subject to friction, e.g. pockets and creases in sleeves and knees. Condensation may form inside your Driza-Bone coat and wet the lining if the wearer is much warmer than the outside temperature. Your garment is not leaking. Use only Driza-Bone Wax Garment Dressing, as substitutes could harm the garment and invalidate the guarantee. Please note the Driza-Bone Wax Garment Dressing is only suitable for waxed garments.
Driza-Bone demonstrates its commitment to service and quality in the best way possible, with a twelve month guarantee anywhere in the world against any faulty materials or workmanship. To validate the guarantee, your Driza-Bone needs to be worn and cared for in accordance with the care instructions on the label. The following care hints will help prolong the life of your favourite Driza-Bone. Although the heavyweight wax Driza-Bone garments can be hosed down or sponged with cold water, they should not be dry cleaned, washed with detergent or cleaned in hot water. If necessary they can be washed with pure soap in lukewarm water but the garment may then need re-proofing. In all cases please refer to the care label with each garment for detailed instructions. Over the years of use, areas that appear lighter in colour on the traditional heavyweight wax indicate where re-proofing may be required.