Each filament of the sheath of «Dry Cover» ropes is treated with a water repellent chemical before the rope is manufactured. This chemical covering is polymerised at high temperature. The durability of this treatment is given by the polymerisation, but also because of the individual treatment of each filament before the rope is made. On a Dry Cover rope, the core is not treated.
• Improved resistance to grit and to humidity
• Limited water absorption
• Improved rope-running through karabiners and belay devices
• Improved abrasion resistance in normal climbing use.