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Apparel Protection Test



Apparel Protection Test

Service Scope

The function of protecting the wearer from getting wet, wind blowing and the sun burn are very important for most outdoor clothing, accessories and equipment.

SGS is offering a testing service focus on the outdoor activity protection. The testing plan is to ensure the product can achieve the expected functional performance level.

If you have thoughts other than below, we are more than pleasure to suggest alternate test plans for you. Please contact us

Test Type

  • DWR (Water Repellent / Water Resistant / Waterproof)
    The test plan evaluates the water and liquid resistant performance of fabric. The durability of treatment will be assessed as well.

  • UPF (Ultra-violet Protection Factor)
    The test plan aims to validate the UPF protection claim of the textile product.
    Please select appropriate end use :
    Other clothing (washable T-shirt, etc)
    Single Assessment
    Different pre-treatment would be applied before assessment.

  • Windproof
    The test plan is designed to evaluate the wind resistant property of the product.

Test Plan

Sample Size 
It will be advised in order confirmation email upon purchase.

Turnaround Time (working days)
5 Days (Regular)

Test Description

DWR (Water Repellent / Water Resistant / Waterproof)
Test Item:

  • Water resistance – Rain test
  • Spray test
  • Water resistance – Hydrostatic head (up to 5000mm)

UV Protection
Test Item:

  • UV transmission of textile (UPF value)

Test Item:

  • Air Permeability of Textile Fabrics

Item Care:
Test will be repeated before and after item care, please choose according to the care label that will be put together with your product. If your sample is expected for one-time use only or no cleaning procedure allowed, please contact us for assistance.

Washable – Test sample as received and after washes.

Drycleanable – Test sample as received and after commercial dryclean.

Washable & Drycleanable – Test sample as received, after wash and after commercial dryclean.


The test items will be adjusted depending on your product type and age range. Only specific test items will be applied to selected product type, test type and destination market. Detailed test item list will be included in order confirmation email upon purchase.

To quote an even more comprehensive assurance plan for your product, please contact us.

Strengths & benefits

Regulatory Experts
Ensure your product compliance to specific countries requirement

Global Network
Provide worldwide coverage and access to all key locations & markets

Order flow

1. Check Out

Confirm selections and fill in contact info

2. Arrange Payment

Pay by credit card or bank transfer offline​

3. Confirm Test Plan

Confirm test and product details

4. Send Sample

Send the sample with printed form

5. Receive Report

Receive our test report by email


Online Payment
  • Order acknowledgment email will be sent to you by system after successful payment
  • Order confirmation email with service details will be sent to you within 1 working day by our specialist
Offline Payment
  • We accept T/T bank transfer payment
  • Order acknowledgment email with bank details for payment will be sent to you by system after order submission
  • Please arrange payment and send payment receipt to our specialist by email
  • Order confirmation email with service details will be sent to you after payment verification by our specialist


You can add them to shopping cart and proceed to checkout for placing your order online. You will receive an order acknowledgment with order details after online order.

It is not necessary to create an account for online purchase, you can select Guest Checkout to place an order without an account.

However, creating an account offers additional benefits:

  • Your contact information will be saved securely for a faster checkout
  • Track your order status and history

If you place an order as a guest, please check our notifications at your email box. Please remember to check promotional and junk mail box if you can’t find it.

If you place an order as a member, please log in and check the status of your order under “Quote Request” or “Orders”.

SGS TIC Mall only accepts US$ for checkout.

You will receive a test application form, sample requirement and delivery details in confirmation email upon successful payment, please complete the form and send the required sample(s) to our competence centre in Hong Kong.

Please contact your dedicated specialist to submit your request. It will be reviewed case by case depending on the order process.

No, you can’t cancel and refund the paid order unless there is quality or service delivery issue.

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