My new bargin
Just nailed a like new Patagonia SST jacket for just 5$ at a yard sale. The jacket is the late 90's version but still looks great and the fish wont care. Cant wait to replace my Cabelas junker.
That... will be hard to beat!
Several fine wading jackets available these days, but the SST is unbeatable for lightweight, packable, bombproof on-stream rain protection. Great jacket.
I keep some unscented, powder detergent anymore to wash my sport breathable garments anymore. Sometimes the water repellent finish can be boosted/revitalized by washing - any dirt or oils as I understand it, interfere with fabric/coating performance. See what your "new" jacket's care tag says, or check out the Patagonia site for more:
http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/pata...S&assetid=2797... under "Replenishing Water-Repellency"