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Brewster11
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:54 pm  Reply with quote



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Location: Western WA

Have a nice waterproof nylon jacket that has become a sieve in the rain. Half a can of scotchgard accomplished nothing. Is there anything short of flexseal that will make it reasonably waterproof again?

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tramroad28
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:22 pm  Reply with quote



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Location: Ohio..where ruffed grouse were

I dislike waterproof clothing from a comfort angle but a friend swears by Camp Dry, I like Sno-Seal for such purposes.....best to fit & try rather than go by suggestions, imho.
We all have different needs and also different expectations re satisfaction.
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Swampy16
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:32 pm  Reply with quote



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Once they lose it you canít bring it back. Is it a hunting jacket?
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Old colonel2
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:47 pm  Reply with quote



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I have always believed that waterproofing is not permanent, but timed.

Whether wearing, gortex or waxed cotton the water will in time penetrate.

Rubber or vinyl rain suits will stop water, but your sweat will fill them wet from the inside.

Being wet and driving on is just part of life.

Same goes for boots
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Chicago
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:06 pm  Reply with quote
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I donít think you will have much luck bringing it back.

If you just need something to get you back to the truck Patagonia makes a very lightweight rain jacket that is waterproof but you will feel a little damp in the shoulders in a heavy rain. Itís nice because it has little weight in your vest until you need it. It is a little pricey, but I have had the same one for years.

https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-torrentshell-3l-rain-jacket/85240.html?dwvar_85240_color=BKWG&cgid=mens-jackets-vests-rainwear

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Soggy socks
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:24 am  Reply with quote



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Look up Nikwax wash in waterproofing. I've read about it but never tried it. Amazon has it.
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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:54 am  Reply with quote
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Time for a new rain jacket, Brewster.
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Pine Creek/Dave
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:20 am  Reply with quote



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Dave Erickson,

I agree he needs to purchase a Gore-Tex Grouse Jacket. Spend the money and get a good one. If Browning still made them I would recommend the one I own, completely water proof for many years now. Unfortunately I do not believe they are available any longer.

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Brewster11
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:49 pm  Reply with quote



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Thanks for the feedback. It is a gor-tex golf jacket that I won in a tournament and use here at the range, which it proved very well suited for. But the last time out I ended up soaked to the skin after a couple passing showers.

Yes itís probably time for a new one. I donít need a heavy brush jacket, just a light rainproof shooting jacket.

Thanks
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16gaDavis
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:19 am  Reply with quote



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I've got an old Cabella's down vest - gotta be 35 yrs old . Same type problem . Lots of camp dry ! Can't be replaced ! Nothing like it . Inside pockets on both sides , favorite carry vest . fortunately , when it does get wet , dries fairly quickly !

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Dig
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:36 am  Reply with quote



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Spray on does not work well or last. You need to wash in Niixwax tech wash and then again in waterproof. Does a solid job of reviving goretex, spray the seams with the sealer.
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PawleysJim
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:59 pm  Reply with quote



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Pine Creek/Dave wrote:
Dave Erickson,

I agree he needs to purchase a Gore-Tex Grouse Jacket. Spend the money and get a good one. If Browning still made them I would recommend the one I own, completely water proof for many years now. Unfortunately I do not believe they are available any longer.

Pine Creek/Dave
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Gil S
PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:34 am  Reply with quote
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Old colonel2 wrote:
I have always believed that waterproofing is not permanent, but timed.

Whether wearing, gortex or waxed cotton the water will in time penetrate.

Rubber or vinyl rain suits will stop water, but your sweat will fill them wet from the inside.

Being wet and driving on is just part of life.

Same goes for boots

Years of believing the hype of Gore-tex gear was eventually washed away by the rain. The trench foot reduction design of GI jungle boots solved a lot of problems accepting the fact that boots will leak and wet boots need to be able to drain; feet need to breathe and dry out on their own and one might as well get it over with by stepping into the first puddle one sees. Gil
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Barnyard Drake
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:20 am  Reply with quote



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Wear your favorite hunting jacket-carry a parka (piece of plastic with a hole for the head) in the jacket.

When it rains, put it on. They're cheap and don't weigh any more than a bird bagged.

BD
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