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  • #16
    That's the nice thing about gore-tex. Just toss it into the washing machine to get it clean and restore its breathability after it gets clogged with dirt/guts. I've resembled the smell you're referring to after days of fishing and hours upon hours of cleaning fish. After running it through the wash it comes out clean and odor-free.

    BTW, when washing gore-tex clothing I wash it a second time without any soap and using the double-rinse feature of the washing machine. Soap residue clogs the fabric pores and I've noticed it doesn't breathe as well.

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    • #17
      Maybe I just wait too long after getting it nasty to clean it.


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      • #18
        With my Gore-Tex jackets, I wash them on cold and then spray them with Rivivex thoroughly and throw them in the dryer to refresh the repellency. Dirt plays heck with the breathable membrane rain-wear and cleaning it can really make a huge difference. Same with waders- seems like most people don't wash them.

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        • #19
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ID:	2757543My Impertech began to "de-lam" after about 9 months of moderate use. About a year later the adhesive that held the pocket on, failed. I sweat a lot when active and the jacket felt too hot, even on a 40 degree day.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Andy82Hoyt View Post
            Iím in the market for a new rain jacket and bibs for fishing. Iíll be Fishing from a boat. Iím thinking about a jacket with neoprene cuffs to help keep the water out. Iím not worried about the weight of the jacket. The function, fit, and durability are more important to me. What have you used that you liked and didnít like and why?


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            I wear commercial grade Helly Hansen for boating.
            I made a pair of shell mittens from an old pair of breathable waders...
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            after seam sealing I filled the mittens with water to make sure they were 100 percent waterproof.
            I wear liner gloves, wool gloves, or 2 pair of polarfleece mittens under the shell mittens depending on the wind chill.

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            • #21
              If you have the cash Arcertryx is awesome but very expensive. My main jacket these days is an Outdoor Research Foray, about half the price, which uses GoreTex PacLite and has full length zip ups. Have stayed dry through several days of heavy rain/snow/wind. Biggest problem I face is getting wet from the inside out while trudging up a mountain. This jacket comes the closest of any I've owned to allowing you to stay dry both inside and out.

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              Last edited by dezerte; 1 week ago.

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              • #22
                Frogg Toggs have a wide selection to fit just about any budget

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