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Q&A Should I wash new child snow mittens before wearing?

I bought new mittens for my kid for the coming winter holiday. They should be waterproof or at least water-resistant. Normally when i buy clothing, i wash it before wearing. The fabric may not hav...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Ivana‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Waxing G-1000 trousers - melting options

I really need to wax my G-1000 trousers - but I do not own a clothes iron and only a flimsy travel hairdryer. The instructions for the trousers/wax say, I should use either to melt the wax after ap...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Erik‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it possible to apply DWR to heavy cotton fleece hooded sweatshirt for water resistance?

I have an American Giant sweatshirt that is fantastic. Superb quality and fit. Heavy 10oz cotton. What would be the best way to add water resistance to a garment/fabric normally water resistan...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Velobuck‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Waterproof mittens for cycling and snow-fun: leather or synthetic?

I have a pair of nubuck leather mittens that are nice and warm but do not last very long when cycling in the rain in autumn/winter or when building snowmen and throwing snowballs. So now i'm looki...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Ivana‭  ·  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 Mountaineering trousers with short legs

Do any mountaineering / Alpine style waterproof trousers come in short legs? I have a 29" inside leg and I've really struggled to find anything to fit.

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

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Q&A How can I adjust a neoprene wrist/neck seal on a drysuit, by cutting and joining?

I'm tall but rather small-boned, and my XL drysuit has always been marginal on the wrist and neck seals, which are neoprene with a smooth lining, rather than the more common latex. This is much mo...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Chris H‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Paramo vs Gore-Tex jackets?

I'm considering replacing my North Face Gore-tex jacket as it's starting to get a bit tatty, some of the zips are breaking, etc. I've seen quite a few Paramo jackets about. I'm presuming they're q...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to fix tears in waterproof pants?

I found a pair of waterproof pants abandoned on the trail, they were fine except for several large rips that the previous owner had tried to fix with ductape. How can I patch these rips?

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Warm-weather UL breathable packable waterproof jacket

I guess I might be asking for too much but I'm trying to find a very breathable, light, packable waterproof jacket. I'd like to be able to hike in ~75F rain while remaining relatively comfortable f...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by hmhensen‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A From the perspective of someone engaging in an outdoor sport, is there any fur that confers an advantage over all synthetic materials?

In the largely indoor sport of oneupswomanship, real fur, especially mink, sable or chinchilla, offers a great advantage; no one wearing a synthetic fabric, however stylish the coat or jacket, is i...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Allergic to Neoprene and need water shoes

Really hoping someone else may be able to help me. I am very allergic to neoprene and am looking for some shoes to wear in water and in the pool. Almost all the shoes have neoprene in them -- so fr...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by JackieinthePool‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I wash Gore-Tex clothing?

I have a bunch of dirty hard-shell pants and jackets. Are these safe to put in the washer and dryer? If not, how should I clean them?

4 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Reverend Gonzo‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How should I patch holes in a waterproof/breathable jacket?

I have a waterproof/breathable rain jacket which has a few holes in it (caused by a minor bicycle crash, in case that information is relevant). They are not too big, about 5mm across. How can I pa...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Big General‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the differences between golf and hiking/outdoor waterproofs?

I have recently taken up golf but have been a keen hiker/outdoorsman for a while. I am struggling to find a compelling reason to invest in "golf-specific" waterproof clothing. Is there any rea...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Venture2099‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Membrane jacket rises up when crouching

I have a trouble with my membrane jacket. When I am crouching or moving around, my jacket rises up in the back and doesn't go down when I stand up straight again. How can I prevent the jacket from ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Austris‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A I need to wash my waterproof coat without ruining the waterproofing

hopefully this is not a duplicate as I've searched for an answer on here before posting. I found this but there seems to be conflicting views on certain aspects of the question. What I would like ...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Korthalion‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's the difference between water-resistant and waterproof?

I've gone camping for quite a bit, but when it comes to choosing between water resistant and waterproof gear, I always take the latter. I'm actually curious if there's a difference between these t...

5 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by yuritsuki‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I extend the life of waterproof leather boots?

I've got some leather boots that are showing some wear and tear. More importantly, the seam between the sole and boot is starting to crack and allow some water in. Do products like ShoeGoo or FreeS...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by BMitch‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does Life Paint effect waterproofing?

I got given a free can of Volvo Life Paint, the idea being you can spray any material and it'll become reflective under a light source. On the can it simply says it's less effective on shiny materi...

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

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Q&A Can I use wading sandals with waders?

I have a pair of wading sandals (made by Keen and designed for water sports) to which I added a few metal studs and have been using for wet wading while fly fishing in shallow streams. Now I wonder...

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

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Q&A What is the difference between Gore-Tex and Mountain Hardwears DryQ?

They both are waterproof but what are the differences and is one better?

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Ross‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Spray on waterproofing for non-dwr fabrics?

I have a pair of knickers I use for bike commuting year round. Since it's the start of the rainy season on the east coast, I was wondering if a spray on waterproofing product such as nikwax spray o...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Benzo‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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