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Q&A Looking for a breathable rain shell?

I am looking for a new rain shell, Must be breathable Lightweight, will have other warm layers on underneath Fairly inexpensive <$50 Attached hood Lightweight Does anybody have recommendations?

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A At what temperature does rain gear become a liability?

At what temperature does rain gear become a liability? If it is a couple of degrees above freezing and you are wearing rain gear to stay dry. It helps keep hypothermia (too cold) away. If the temp...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A How does Frogg Toggs Polypropylene measure up?

I saw a new product for rain protection the other day. Frogg Toggs makes a line of rain gear out of a polypropylene material that I have not previously seen used for rain gear. Does anyone know h...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to remove butter stain from raincoat?

Long story short, I got a huge oily stain on my raincoat. More precisely butter, on the shoulders part. It looks bad, it smells like butter, and I am really not comfortable having it on my clothes ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Akabelle‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the use case for non-breathable waterproof pants?

For rain pants, there are both breathable pants that let sweat out and non-breathable ones that do not. The problem with the non-breathable pants is that your sweat can build up inside and then you...

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do breathable fabrics like Gore-tex and DWR (Durable Water Repellent) work?

Gore-tex, and other waterproof breathable fabrics are often coated with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish that helps prevent the fabric from wetting out. It is not uncommon to hear people comp...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by StrongBad‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Tent in the rain

I have an MSR Elixir 2 tent bought 5 years ago and used three nights since (a shame I know). In any case, it was used for 4 nights camping in Spain in dry conditions and was an amazing tent. A few...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Scorpio‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How should I pack for a week of backpacking in the rain?

So, next week I will be leaving on a hiking trip, which was supposed to be in the middle of summer whilst it's at its hottest, but instead it will be raining all week. Luckily there are public use ...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by David Mulder‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is a full waterproof coat more important than waterproof trousers for hiking?

I've spent most of my working life outdoors (forestry mostly), but have not done much hiking, which I now intend to do. When working outdoors, my clothing consisted of a wool shirt and waxed cotton...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Pseudonym‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I avoid or lessen sweating in a rain jacket?

I have a nylon rain jacket that I wear to walk my dogs when it rains. It seems that no matter what clothes I wear underneath, I always end up very sweaty. I've tried long sleeves, short sleeves, qu...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Chris Mendez‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Rain pants for tall people

I've been looking for a rain pants for myself. My attention was caught by Outdoor Research Paladin Pants. These have side zips which are really great. The problem is: it comes in regular fit only a...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by akond‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Repairing a North Face Tent rain cover

I have bought a North Face RoadRunner 3 tent 10 years ago. It is a great tent, and it served me well during a 9-month trip to South America. The problem is that the transparent part of the rain ...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Adam Matan‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Any luck mixing gear sheds/porches/garages with different brands of tents?

We have an REI half dome 2 plus tent, but during our last trip it rained quite a bit. While this tent has two vestibules, they are low and were mostly filled with gear, so that when we unzipped to ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Bzrs‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does wash in waterproofing work on a non-waterproof shell?

I'm considering an ultralight (non-waterproof) shell and Nikwax wash-in waterproofing as a rain layer. I'd like it to be waterproof through several wearings (a week or more). Does this result...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can a PVC rain jacket also be used as a windbreaker?

I have a Columbia 100% PVC rain jacket. It has a nylon lining. Can PVC material be used as an effective windbreaker? Are there any side effects (such as making me sweat a lot more) that could ...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Ryan Jarvis‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much rain (realistically) could a packaway rain jacket take?

Thinking about getting a small packaway rain jacket to keep in the car for emergencies like this or this. However, I'm slightly worried at the amount of bad weather they could withstand going by ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Al M‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where in nature can we find examples of natural "hoods" - either for reducing UV / sun exposure or for providing shelter from rain?

I'm in the process of designing a more functional "hood" to block UV / sun exposure and also provide shelter from rain. I believe that the best gear and products are developed by "looking to natur...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Ryan Chase‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Deodorising rain jacket without ruining waterproofing

I have a Mammut jacket that's made with their DRYtech 2-layer material. It's been used quite a bit but still appears to have a lot of life left in it. However it's acquired a weird smell, not unlik...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by tomfumb‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's the best way to apply patches to partially waterproof softshell jackets?

In a bike accident, I managed to damage a softshell jacket. The damage consists of some smaller holes, and the manufacturer provided me with a patch kit that is basically a piece of the material th...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by anderas‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to stop rain from entering at the cuffs of my rain jacket?

So this is one of those things that I've grown so accustomed to that I've not really put any effort or thought into looking for a solution. I've just "dealt with it" to the point of ignoring it for...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by manoftheson‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A What to look for in an Umbrella for Backpacking?

I recently took a short camping trip with a couple of friends when we encountered some intermittent showers. I foolishly forgot to check the forecast and forgot my waterproof jacket. I was handed a...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Zach L‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How does one rewaterproof a rain jacket?

Let’s make this a two-part question: What is the best way to rewaterproof a rain jacket? What is the best way to rewaterproof a rain jacket using only products available in a small town in remote...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Quinn Comendant‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Will it damage my rain gear to store it in a compression sack?

I go hiking nearly every weekend, and usually (almost always) bring my rain jacket and pants. I store them in a stuff-sack in my backpack. I air them out after hikes if they are used. I was thinkin...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Brusselssprout‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A When rain jackets wear out, do they soak through?

I have a Paradox Rain Jacket from Costco that's served me well over the years. It's basically a single layer hardshell that I wear over everything in the rain and snow. I know that it says that the...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by JFA‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are zipper covers crucial?

I'm wondering what the difference in performance is between the Paradox Rain Jacket and the Paradox 2.5 Layer Rain Jacket. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Mens-Paradox-Performance-Beyond-Limits-Waterp...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by JFA‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much waterproofing spray to apply to my softshell jacket

I have a Showers Pass Portland Rain Jacket. The manufacturer recommends using Nikwax TX Direct Spray On to maintain waterproofing properties. How much should I apply to the jacket? How do I know i...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Benzo‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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