What is dryer melt?
Dryer melt occurs when a jacket goes into a dryer without being totally saturated. The jacket still has dry spots, and as the wet sections are drying these dry spots continue to heat and reach their melting point of 300 to 350 degrees.
Dryer melt can also occur when there is a hot spot in the dryer or the garment is not tumbling freely. The garment is designed to melt in these instances so it does not burst into flames. Garment testing has shown that the melting point of the fabric in our garments is approximately 417 F -and the zippers at 338 F. To meet federal regulations on fire retardancy, our garments are designed to melt when exposed to extreme temperatures rather than ignite. We do not feel the melting is a result of inferior or defective materials. Our warranty does not cover dryer melts.
We continually test garments for quality to be sure that the material falls within our specifications. Our ski garments are designed to withstand the wear and tear associated with outdoor winter sports. However, the fabric cannot withstand exposure to extreme heat.
Is dryer melt covered by warranty?
Our warranty does not cover dryer melt. We offer a limited lifetime warranty that covers manufacturer's defects on products such as zipper pulls, zippers, snaps, stitching, dye bleeding, and leaking (of our waterproof line).