The natural world has been doing design better than anyone else for nearly 3.8 billion years. So as mentors go it’s a good one.
Ducks have a special gland positioned near their tails, this gland produces an oil, which they rub over their feathers with their beaks to keep them waterproof. Taking their lead, we used a fluorocarbon-free biodegradable finish on our Anatis jeans. It gives them a water repellent finish which biomimics the way a duck comes out of the water with dry feathers.
Design inspired by nature. No beaks needed, just throw your legs in and head out on your next adventure.