How do OREX garments perform in a wet environment? Are they waterproof?
The original OREX clothing will absorb moisture in a fashion similar to a cotton garment. Original OREX is not recommended for “wet” contamination-type work. The Deluxe OREX coveralls, hoods and booties are specially treated for water resistance. While they are not completely waterproof, the Deluxe OREX products are suitable for work in damp environments or involving incidental exposure to water, and they provide superior barrier properties for higher levels of dry contamination. The OREX Ultra coverall provides total barrier protection for particulate contamination and may also be used for incidental exposure to waste. The OREX Xtreme coverall, made from a new Trilaminate material, is water proof and provides a total barrier for the highest possible level of protection.