A product called Never Wet is being released. Guys, this is a revolutionary invention that could change skiing forever! The idea of $400 dollar jackets to protect you from getting wet is now obsolete! A $20 hoodie is now as water repellent as top of the line Arcteryx.....
Ive seen this, its amazing.
but it doesn't waterproof, it just nanocoats the fibers of whateverthefuck to repel water (pores so small water cant go in) the gaps in the fabric itself will not be closed (it would be like wearing a plastic bag) therefore thick liquids like the choco sauce wont go through the fabric, but water will seep right through to your undies.
I mean, I don't think I would spray my entire jacket with it but maybe just critical areas that always get soaked. Say for instance its dumping and every run you have to sit on the lift covered in snow and your but gets soaked, you could spray it there and never have to worry about sitting on a wet chairlift. It could also be key for spring shredding in light hoodies...
Would you need to wash it though? It's a hydrophobic coating that repels pretty much all polar liquids from what I understand. If sweat or water never touch the fabric, does it actually need to washed?
i wonder what would happen if you coated your skin with it then jumped in a pool. although i guess that means liquids wouldn't be able to escape through your skin from the inside. so you wouldn't be able to sweat. you'd probably die.
Putting this stuff under boats or watercraft is a largely debated topic right now. I've seen a ton of surfboard builders saying a lot of stuff about it. Sanded bottoms made craft faster way back when. From what I know, it's about controlling and enabling laminar flow and not creating turbulence, not repelling water.
That being said, somebody try it. Gotta think of some things that would be way more fun if they were water/chocolate syrup proof.
i feel like it would still eliminate direct contact with your nerves/skin, you would feel the pressure of the water and the cold, but to a different effect. like wearing a rubber glove and sticking your hand in water, or a condom during sex