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Goretex man. guaranteed dry.
I was in a sailboat race in a good nor'easter blow, the crew was in Atlantis goretex sailing gear, I was wearing a columbia camo non goretex duck hunting parka and pant, at the end of the day I was the only dry person on deck! we were getting hit all day with spray and waves,
Is it me or does that spray on stuff really have an odd smell?
Q: after using the spray on, do you guys put the garment in the dryer to bake on the stuff?
Goretext even whent he fabric gets that wet look doesn't (isn't supposed to) permeate through to below. There is a "middle layer" even on very thing shells of the actual goretex fabric.
They didn't get wet from water going into / under somehow, (vs. through) the fabric?
I've always had good luck with goretex so far. No coating necessary, just wash it ever couple months.
what we fiqured out was that the atlantis goretex stuff was soaking through because of being hit by waves, my columbia was urathane coated and didn't breath and wasn't penetrated by the blast of water. This happened when goretex was first on the scene so I am sure things are different.I wore my goretex ski jacket to the patriots game with SF and it rained the whole game and I stayed dry, but I wasn't getting hit with sheets of water!
I've tried Toko's product, but went back to the Nikwax - in my book, that's the standard to which all others to date aspire toobump...
previously used NIKWAX TX DIRECT SPRAY ON WATERPROOFING with good success but it has been a few years, anyone find anything better for helping keep ski cloths water repellent after washing?