Yep. DWR is better than nothing, but it's irrelevant if it's waterproof material. Awesome to know my new gear is waterproof, since this wasn't a requirement from inception. I am thrilled.
Does the laminate wear out like DWR, or is it pretty durable? Sorry, I know nothing about the fabric, I just took the expert's advice on it being the toughest.
Chris referred to it as D40, not DX40, and he's the packmaker. Don't know if it's an abbreviation or a separate fabric, because I have no experience.