How do you decide if waterproofing amount on jacket/pants is enough?
The hotter the climate, the more likely that the snow will be melting and wet, so high waterproofing is idea i.e. for spring snowboarding? If winter snowboarding in say Killington, VT then 5k waterproof is enough for someone who's probably going to fall a lot?
10k/10g and I would suggest nothing less. My wife bought some pants before I did the proper research and I think they are 5k/5g or something like that. She ends up getting wet and cold after a few hours. My next pants are going to be my more severe weather pants, with insulation and 15/15 or higher.
I never heard of putting water proofing on clothes....tents maybe but not clothes.
well if the clothes are meant to keep you dry, then they are kinda like a tent, dontcha think?
the other thing about waterproofing is you want to be careful when laundering them. wash them in cold water & either hang them to dry or tumble dry on low. don't use heat, as it can ruin the waterproofing. it's not a bad idea to spray them down with a waterproofing spray once a year, especially if you wash them often.