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GB/T 32614-2016 Outdoor Sportswear—Water Resistant Garment was implemented on November 1, 2016. It is the first product standard for outdoor sportswear.


China National standard GB/T 32614-2016 Outdoor SportswearWater Resistant Garment was implemented on November 1, 2016. This standard applies to water resistant garments which are mainly made of textile materials and does not apply to water resistant garments for infants aged 36 months or younger. It is the first standard for outdoor sportswear.

This standard specifies the garment size and type, requirements, test methods, judgment rules, instructions for use, packaging, transportation and storage for water resistant garments.


The requirements include two aspects: physical qualities and appearance qualities. The test items and requirements are shown in the table below.


No. Item High class First class Pass
1 Fiber content Follow GB/T 29862
2 Formaldehyde content / mg/kg Follow GB 18401
3 pH value
4 Odor
5 Decomposable carcinogenic arylamines dyes/ mg/kg
6 Dimensional stability after washing /% Chest ≥-1.5 ≥-2.0 ≥-2.5
Length ≥-1.5 ≥-2.0 ≥-3.0
Waist ≥-1.0 ≥-1.5 ≥-2.0
Trouser length ≥-1.5 ≥-2.0 ≥-3.0
7 Fuzzing and pilling/Grade ≥4 ≥4 ≥3
8 Abrasion resistance/Cycles ≥10000 cycles, no damage on fabric face
9 Tear strength/N ≤100g/m2 ≥6
>100g/m2 ≥10
10 Seam strength of back rise/N ≥140
11 Shell Color fastness, to washing/Grade Color Change ≥4 ≥3-4 ≥3
Staining ≥4 ≥3-4 ≥3
12 Color fastness to cross staining (transfer in joints)/Grade Staining ≥4-5 ≥4 ≥4
13 Color fastness to perspiration/Grade Color Change ≥4 ≥3-4 ≥3
Staining ≥4 ≥3-4 ≥3
14 Color fastness to rubbing/Grade Dry ≥4 ≥3-4 ≥3
Wet ≥4 ≥3-4 ≥3
15 Color fastness to water/Grade Color Change ≥4 ≥3-4 ≥3
Staining ≥4 ≥3-4 ≥3
16 Color fastness to light/Grade Color Change (Dark) ≥4 ≥4 ≥3
Color Change (Light) ≥4 ≥3-4 ≥3
17 Lining Color fastness, to washing/Grade Staining ≥3
18 Color fastness to rubbing/Grade Dry ≥4 ≥3-4 ≥3
Wet ≥4 ≥3-4 ≥3
19 Color fastness to perspiration/Grade Color Change ≥3
Staining ≥3
20 Color fastness to water/Grade Color Change ≥3
Staining ≥3
21 Functional fabric Class I Spray test /Grade                       Before washing ≥4
After washing ≥3
22 Hydrostatic pressure /kPa Before washing Shell≥50, Seam≥40
After washing Shell≥40, Seam≥30
23 Water-vapor transmission rate/[g/(m2·24h)] Before washing ≥5000
After washing ≥4000
24 Class II          Spray test/Grade Before washing ≥4
After washing NA
25 Hydrostatic pressure /kPa Before washing Shell≥30, Seam≥25
After washing Shell≥20, Seam≥15
26 Water-vapor transmission
Before washing ≥3000
After washing                              ≥2000
27 Drawstrings on Children’s Upper Wear Follow GB/T 22702
28 Cords and Drawstrings on Children’s Clothing Follow GB/T 22705
29 Button, ornamental, zipper and other attachments No burr, no accessible sharp edge, sharp point, or other defects.
30 Residual metal needles No residual metal needles in finished products.
31 Appearance after washing No loose fibers, degumming, blistering for adhesive position; damage, detachment, corrosion, deformation, obvious color change, seam opening after washing.

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