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Old 03-28-2011, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a pretty nice looking snow jacket. it has all the features of a top of the line jackets. like a powder skirt, lots of pockets, and even RECCO. My mom bought it a long time ago and I don't remember how much it was. it's definitely a quality jacket but whenever it's a wet day (heavy snow, rain) the sleeves get drenched which is very uncomfortable. the label says waterproof 10000mm so it's supposed to be pretty waterproof. is this normal or should i invest in a gore tex jacket? Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the DWR finish is worn out, get some nikwax techwash and wash in waterproofing and make sure you put it in the dryer after you apply the waterproofing
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the DWR finish is worn out, get some nikwax techwash and wash in waterproofing and make sure you put it in the dryer after you apply the waterproofing
This.There are a few products that will do the trick.I use Revivex.Just wash, spray it on then dry it.Good as new after.
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it'll leak even with a DWR coating if the seams aren't sealed

ripzone x5?
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks a lot for all the info!! I found a Helly Hanson jacket at home so I started wearing that instead which works well. and no i don't have a ripzone x5. is it known for leaking?
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