Protective clothing against rain
Rain doesn’t only make you wet, but also cold, hampering your work performance. EN 343 specifies the performance and requirements of clothing protecting against rain and vapor. The norm defines the water penetration resistance of the garment’s fabric and seams and water vapour resistance. Both features three classifications – 1, 2 and 3 – were classification 3 indicates the best performance.
Remember that although a certified product protects against rain, the wearer can still be wet and cold from the inside through heavy sweating and lack of efficient ventilation (breathability) in the garment. To minimize the accumulation of moisture vapor (sweat) from the body, the user should choose garments based on the work intensity. The higher intensity, the higher breathability is needed, and vice versa.