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Offline NEON DEON

Waterproofing kit
« on: October 19, 2021, 08:18:36 am »
Rain season upon us again and have been giving the idea some thoughts again . Products that are availble is mostly used in the hiking sector and for camping , but I am sure that it could be used to make riding kit more water proof ,/ resistant,
 Nikwax  seems to be a popular product . They make a wash in solution , and then a spray on as well . thought of using the wash in solution on my jeans and jacket , and they adding a extra layer with the spray on product , in order to make it as water resistant as possible.
I am aware that riding actually forces the water into the fabric making it not easy to keep the water out . Another option is to use candle wax , one waxes the fabric and then used a hair dryer to heat the wax in order for it to penetrate the fibres  big job , but could work .
I have used tent waterproofing spays on my kit , seemed to work , but on a trip my jacket was not that waterproof  , I have a rain liner , keep me dry  , but the outer layer , gets soaked and this is what I would like to have the water just bead off .
 

Offline Tampan

Re: Waterproofing kit
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2021, 08:32:07 am »
Wax can work, but if you get it wrong, your clothing might be ruined. Happened to me trying to re-wax a Drisabone jacket. Other than that, I'm not sure if you'll find anything that will make clothing 100% waterproof?

I have an Oxford rain suite that can be worn over the riding suite. It's a bit bulky and can get quite hot, but it keeps just about all water out and your riding suite will stay dry. IIRC, it was not that expensive.

The alternative, of course, is to get a Klim suite. It ticks all the boxes and is 100% waterproof, without a liner. BUT, the price is rather eye watering ...
 

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Re: Waterproofing kit
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2021, 11:03:27 am »
.... BUT, the price is rather eye watering ...

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Offline Sláinte Mhaith

Re: Waterproofing kit
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2021, 11:09:10 am »
I have a rain liner , keep me dry  , but the outer layer , gets soaked and this is what I would like to have the water just bead off .

I could never understand the purpose of a rain liner while the whole jacket gets soaked.  Outer lightweight rain jacket works for me.  Combined with a semi waterproof riding jacket it is the best of both worlds.
 

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Re: Waterproofing kit
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2021, 11:31:57 am »
I can STILL not find a rain suit that will keep my crotch dry while riding in rain.  I am convinced such a thing doesn't exist.

Offline GhostSixFour

Re: Waterproofing kit
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2021, 11:50:28 am »
I can STILL not find a rain suit that will keep my crotch dry while riding in rain.  I am convinced such a thing doesn't exist.

Stop pissing yourself on wet roads then?
 

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Re: Waterproofing kit
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2021, 11:54:33 am »
I can STILL not find a rain suit that will keep my crotch dry while riding in rain.  I am convinced such a thing doesn't exist.

Stop pissing yourself on wet roads then?

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Offline MildlyWild

Re: Waterproofing kit
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2021, 03:08:28 pm »
I can STILL not find a rain suit that will keep my crotch dry while riding in rain.  I am convinced such a thing doesn't exist.


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Offline funduro

Re: Waterproofing kit
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2021, 07:16:13 am »
I can STILL not find a rain suit that will keep my crotch dry while riding in rain.  I am convinced such a thing doesn't exist.
This.


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Re: Waterproofing kit
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2021, 08:56:27 am »
Wax products help keep the rain out but attract dust. No good for adventure riding.

My best combo was a light summer jacket with a rain jacket on top. Keeps the wind out, too.
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Re: Waterproofing kit
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2021, 04:46:16 pm »
Deon, I have used the Nikwax products on some hiking gear. It only works on clothing that has a waterproof and breathable material. You cannot wash in or spray on waterproofing.

I have used wax on hiking boots on all the stitching and it works brilliantly. I dont have a problem with dust.