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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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I sometimes wonder, does it make such a big difference? I have a 5k jacket and a 10k jacket, and I've never had either one soak through. Admittedly though, I don't spend a lot of time buried in snow for better or worse.
With my first jacket, I didn't know how to care for it so I washed it too many times and didn't re-nikwax it. Over time the waterproofing got poorer and poorer, and believe me I noticed. My current jacket (Special Blend) is goretex which as shagmasta points out is unbeatable. I just don't get wet with that sumbitch.
And you wont get better than a jacket with Gore Tex imo. Everything else after that is looks
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