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Wet weather gear

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by facethefront, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. facethefront

    facethefront Hard Yards

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    My pants and gloves swell up like sponges in wet conditions. They're both supposedly goretex, but like most people's gear last weekend they couldn't hack it.

    Are there any good manufacturers of decent waterproof ski gear that stands up to Aussie conditions?

    What's better - goretex, coated fabrics, rubbing everything with Sno Seal?

    Cheers
     
  2. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Best wet weather gear is four walls, a floor and a roof.......
     
  3. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I wear a full length brown vulcanised rain coat with hood from Aus disposals over my parka that comes to below knees..
    Pair of extra large rubber gloves I wear over soft inner gloves from he regular ski gloves to let them breath a bit and not fill with sweat.
    Fresh wax on the planks.
     
  4. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    In pouring rain I use the blue rubberised gloves that lifties have.
    Bought mine at Thrdbo Sports Friday Flat
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    My goretex jkt and pants are totally waterproof ---- if yours are leaking you may need to wash them in Grangers.
    XT Proofer
     
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  5. Edgecrusher

    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, follow the care instructions. I use pure soap flakes, then whacked it in the drier for 40 mins. Treat it with Grangers.

    My Gore just kept me dry in that nasty weather hitting Melbourne right now.
     
  6. ramjet1962

    ramjet1962 One of Us

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    What he said^
     
  7. Rush

    Rush Pool Room

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    These. I wear them most days in Australia whenever it 'snows' with a nice woolen inner. Gore-Tex top and bottom. Washed with Nikwax TX-10 before the season starts.

    Ski all day regardless of the conditions.
     
  8. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Had a NixWax fail totally.
    About $30 a bottle I soaked parka and pants with well before the trip.
    Compared to the spray on stuff I got from EMC last time I cant recall the name of which worked A1 in the wet this lasted about 1 hr and I was soaked and by then was calling it ShitWax so went indoors to dry out then back out with the rain coat and all was good the rest of the day in the wet.

    When it comes to pilling expensive lotions on the ski gear to stop water going through it the full length cheap vuclanised rain coat beats it, never leaks at all no matter how hard it rains downward or sideways and requires no maintenance.
    Its a pooh brown and looks like a bag ladies coat but on days I wear it there is almost no-one outside anyway.

    HD black bubber gloves from Wollies do fine over liner gloves.
    Only have to hang on to the ski poles not running a ski lift.
     
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  9. Norma Hammes

    Norma Hammes First Runs

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    I always purchase my waterproof ski gear from Twinner Montgenèvre. They are the best dealers for ski gear.Check their latest ski gear collection or other information at location de ski montgenèvre .
     
  10. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I usually manage to miss rain, but was skiing in some this season and managed to stay dry due to my Mont pants and jacket. The gloves ( a different brand) eventually soaked through as I forgot the rubber gloves.
     
  11. stansi

    stansi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Were the gloves from Twinner Montgenevre, they shouldn't have leaked.
     
  12. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you have any detergent left on your gear it can effect the waterproofing. So when you wash it put it through a second time without any detergent.

    If it is Goretex and it leaked I would be sending it back unless it is really old. I have a 30 year old goretex Paddy Palin jacket that does not leak. It has delaminated and the outer layer absorbs water and it gets quite heavy but I am still dry inside. It is my gardening and digging ditches in the rain jacket.

    Sounds like you didn't follow the instructions.