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09-13-2016 09:01 AM
morfologus What do you think could I experience a significant difference between the Analog Deploy (Goretex) jacket with 28000mm waterproofness and the Armada Armory jacket with 10000mm?
Does this value depend on the brands or it is exact?
11-03-2013 10:34 PM
hktrdr
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Or you could follow the directions on the tag of the garment which is what I also said
Oh, definitely. Was not disagreeing with you at all, just highlighting that Goretex still means that there is DWR - which is something that many people do not know/understand (instead believing that the Goretex membrane provides all the waterproofing).
11-03-2013 10:14 PM
LuckyRVA
Waterproof/Breathability - CONFUSED/EXPLAINED

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Which says exactly what I stated: Goretex items have a DWR coating (that is why they should be tumbled dried/ironed).
My point was that your post made it sound like there was an 'either-or' (either Goretex or DWR) wile it essentially is 'and' for Goretex. There are of course plenty of garment with DWR but without Goretex...
Or you could follow the directions on the tag of the garment which is what I also said
11-03-2013 07:36 PM
hktrdr
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Which says exactly what I stated: Goretex items have a DWR coating (that is why they should be tumbled dried/ironed).
My point was that your post made it sound like there was an 'either-or' (either Goretex or DWR) wile it essentially is 'and' for Goretex. There are of course plenty of garment with DWR but without Goretex...
11-03-2013 06:14 PM
MikeCL hmmm since I live at a apartment I'm concerned about the last person who used it and maybe bleach.. but we just got some new machines so you don't hear all that water left in the tub like the old machines.

But that Gore-tex site pretty much answered a question I kind of already figured out about washing with heavy soiled clothes.

About the drying cycle it seems like they are hinting at drying it twice on low for a total of 40 min?

lol sorry if I'm asking too many questions, people always make fun of me for following directions by the T on stuff.
11-03-2013 04:53 PM
LuckyRVA
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That does not quite make sense: Most Goretex garments have the DWR coating.
Just going off of http://www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satel...g-instructions
11-03-2013 03:31 PM
hktrdr
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It depends on what makes your outerwear water resistant. If it has a DWR coating you'll want to wash it with Nikwax detergent, not regular laundry detergent. I believe anything with goretex can be washed with regular liquid laundry detergent. Best best is to follow the directions on the tag.
That does not quite make sense: Most Goretex garments have the DWR coating.
11-03-2013 02:54 PM
LuckyRVA
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I can't remember if it's been said here but when washing these jackets what care should I be doing?

I'm not sure if I can skip the 2nd layer? say it's in the low 20's (F) do I need a second layer?
It depends on what makes your outerwear water resistant. If it has a DWR coating you'll want to wash it with Nikwax detergent, not regular laundry detergent. I believe anything with goretex can be washed with regular liquid laundry detergent. Best best is to follow the directions on the tag.

Whether you need a second later will depend in what type of jacket you get and whether or not it is insulated (and how much insulation it has). I always wear shells which has no insulation. So, a second layer is needed. With heavily insulted jackets you may not need it.
11-03-2013 02:15 PM
MikeCL I can't remember if it's been said here but when washing these jackets what care should I be doing?

I'm not sure if I can skip the 2nd layer? say it's in the low 20's (F) do I need a second layer? I need to get my jacket soon before Dec better yet before the end of Nov.
03-28-2011 03:00 PM
MI_canuck after getting my gear wet too many times, both from snow/pow and lack or breathability (ie. sweating), GoreTex is definitely worth price... I've tried others, like the Patagonia H2NO, and some other genericly rated stuff (like 8K/10K) from Volcom, and it just doesn't work as well as true GoreTex... great time of year right now to pick up Gore stuff for good discount...
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