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Table 3 Subjective evaluation of the three combat uniforms just after walking in rain

From: Performance evaluation of water-repellent combat uniforms using a static manikin and human subjects under a rainfall tower system

  Control WR_M WR_T P value
Tactile sensation (1 very poor, 2 poor, 3 slightly poor, 4 neutral, 5 slightly good, 6 good, 7 very good) 2.3 (1.2)a 4.4 (0.9)b 5.5 (0.9)c <0.001
Softness (1 very poor, 2 poor, 3 slightly poor, 4 neutral, 5 slightly good, 6 good, 7 very good) 3.0 (1.1)a 3.8 (1.4)a 5.6 (0.9)b <0.05
Time of wetting (1 very quick, 2 quick, 3 slightly quick, 4 neutral, 5 slightly slow, 6 slow, 7 very slow) 2.3 (1.8)a 3.3 (1.2)a 6.0 (0.5)b <0.05
Thermal sensation (1 hot, 2 warm, 3 slightly warm, 4 neutral, 5 slightly cool, 6 cool, 7 cold) 6.4 (0.7)a 5.8 (1.0)a 4.1 (0.8)b <0.05
Heaviness (1 very heavy, 2heavy, 3 slightly heavy, 4 neutral, 5 slightly light, 6 light, 7 very light) 2.1 (1.1)a 3.8 (0.9)b 5.3 (0.9)c <0.05
Humid sensation (1 very humid, 2 humid, 3 slightly humid, 4 neutral, 5 slightly dry, 6 dry, 7 very dry) 1.9 (1.0)a 2.8 (1.0)a,b 4.0 (1.2)b <0.05
Thermal comfort (1 very uncomfortable, 2 uncomfortable, 3 a little uncomfortable, 4 neutral, 5 a little comfortable, 6 comfortable, 7 very comfortable) 2.1 (1.4)a 3.0 (0.8)a 5.1 (1.1)b <0.05
The most wetted part _ shirts (number of response, frequency) Back (6) and Chest (6) Shoulder (6) Chest (7)  
The most wetted part _ trousers (number of response, frequency) Thigh (8) Thigh (8) Thigh (8)  
Other opinions Uniforms were heavy, wet, cold, and unpleasant Water came into the uniforms and flowed from the body Water came into the uniforms, but the uniforms didn’t get wet and light  
  1. a, b and c mean significant differences among the three groups by Tukey’s post hoc test