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Old 12-24-2008, 01:17 PM
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Default Quality Gore Tex Rain Jacket needed

I just returned one that I had bought from Cabela's as it was no longer waterproof after one year. I tried to treat it with the product they suggested but it still got soaking wet and did not repel water anymore. They are standing behind their product, and crediting my account, but I do not know if I should buy another one... even a better model (this one was $129.95 Guide Series). This is a jacket that I use during the day for work just as much as fishing. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:12 PM
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I have a Marmot Precip jacket that I have had and been happy with for 4 or 5 years. You should check outdoors stores as there are similar rain jackets made by Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia, etc. Goretex is now off patent so many of the manufacturers are making their own version.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:43 PM
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I have a Helly Hansen that keeps me dry in anything mother nature can dish out.
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:09 PM
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I have two new, unused rain jackets available. One is XL and one is XXL. Both have snap-on detachable hoods. Heavy PVC outside, polyester fabric inside. Labels say MidWest Quality Glove Co. Made in China. These seem to be pretty heavy duty, but have never even been removed from the packages.

You can have both for $35 + $5 shipping. They're just taking up space here. PM if interested.
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One of my fishing partners bought the Cabelea's guide gear Gore Tex bibs and jacket and loves it.

He has fished in a lot of heavy rain, wind and cold and has talked me into asking Santa for a set
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:18 PM
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The North Face.

http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/...ets-vests.html

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Eyeball - 12/24/2008 10:18 PM The North Face. http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/...ets-vests.html
Something with a hood...not from the 'hood.
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Old 12-25-2008, 05:14 AM
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NJFISH - 12/24/2008 10:47 PM

Eyeball - 12/24/2008 10:18 PM The North Face. http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/...ets-vests.html
Something with a hood...not from the 'hood.




It is good stuff though. Look around for the best price. I found the model I liked for 30% off, it may have been a year old model or something.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:29 AM
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I have two Cabella jackets. The newer one is the Extreme. Don't know it they still make it but it's been fine to date, I don't wear it daily however. I'm glad to hear they are standing by their product.

I have some Gore Tex snowmobile gear that took a hard beating. The instuctions were that when it started to get you wet, toss it in the dryer with the setting on high heat and it would return the water proofness. You could iron it also. The dryer always worked for me.
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:37 AM
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I have a Land's End Gore-Tex jacket and love it. About a $ 100 when I bought it and well worth it. Good Luck!!
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:03 AM
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Regardless of the brand of jacket with "breathable fabric" it must be cleaned and treaded with the proper products.

The breathable membrane is laminated on the inside of the nylon. You need to treat the outside of the nylon to make it waterproof after is looses it repellency.

http://www.nikwax.com/en-us/activity...ivity=OUTDOORS
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:17 AM
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Patagonia makes some great stuff and it carries a lifetime warranty. They are a little more expensive but they seem to last.
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:50 AM
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What BW23 said. The Gore-tex membrane is what keeps you dry, but you have to have the outer layer DWR (durable water repellant) treated or it will feel like you are getting wet underneath, and it also makes you cold.

Cabela's I believe is the world's largest user of Gore-tex fabric. There are coating type finishes (sprayed on or applied during manufacturing) now as opposed to barrier (membrane) technology.

There are plenty of good choices out there. The North Face, Patagonia, Arc'teryx (expensive but quality gear) among others should all provide good garmets if properly cared for. If you wash Gore-tex garmets often, you have to re-apply the DWY to the outer layer to maintain its water repellancy.
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Old 12-25-2008, 02:12 PM
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Don't get another Cabela's product. Here's my opinion....LL Bean. Their stuff just wears; it's not fancy like many of the brands mentioned (Marmot, Patagonia, North Face, Arc"Tyrex, Cloudveil) and it's life-time stafisfaction garuntee is unbeatable.

I've worn all of the above at one point or another....canoe trips to the Artic Circle, Heli Skiing, Mountainerring, etc, etc. All of these brands were designed for this type of extreme stuff and their prices reflect it!

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Old 12-25-2008, 03:03 PM
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Some good brands mentioned. Also consider Simm's.
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The Simms Classic Guide Jacket will handle any amount of rain you can stand. Not sure if they still have that model or if it has been replaced with the G3.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:24 AM
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I have had good luck with my Helly Hansen jackets. There are a bunch of good brands out there like the Gill, Helly Hansen, North Face, Patagonia, etc, just find one that fits your style and budget.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:33 AM
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How to Restore Water Repellency

GORE-TEX® outerwear:
Just machine wash it, rinse it, and put it in the dryer, being sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the care label inside. The washing removes dirt and other contaminants and the heat from the dryer helps redistribute the DWR treatment on the fabric surface.

If water fails to bead up on the surface of your cleaned and tumble-dried garment, its DWR treatment has reached the end of its useful life. But don’t worry: You can restore the garment’s water repellency by applying a topical water repellency restorative (DWR treatment) for outdoor fabrics, available at your local outdoor retailer. We do not recommend wash-in treatments, as they can hinder your garment's breathability.

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Old 12-28-2008, 09:31 AM
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Unless I am mistaken you are NOT to use liquid detergent to clean a Gore-Tex garment. Powder detergent is what is supposed to be used. There is a product used to restore water repellency called Revivex. This is or was a Gore-Tex company. It is sprayed to the outside portion of a dry garment and then put in a dryer to fix it to the fabric. If you have not tried this stuff give it a go.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:26 AM
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cave man - 12/25/2008 12:17 PM

Patagonia makes some great stuff and it carries a lifetime warranty. They are a little more expensive but they seem to last.
I'll second that! There are some other waterproof/breathable laminates out there, but GoreTex stands behind their product. I had a Solstive Goretex jacket that started to delaminate several years ago. Solstice referred me to Goretex, and Goretex sent me a brand new (Marmot) jacket - no questions asked. Almost all of these jackets are made in China anymore. Let me know if you happen to find one that isn't; i'd like to buy one.


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