A waterproof jacket will still need a certain amount of care and maintenance, but less than jackets of less waterproof materials, like corduroy, for instance, which will absorb water, mud and whatever gets splashed onto it. Waterproof jackets are more able to repel stains from other liquids that may be spilled on them, and given their water repelling abilities, won't shrink or stink like fabrics such as wool.
So how long can I be out if it is a light drizzle before the water penetrates the semi-"waterproof" cotton fibers? Is this deterring people?
yeah, it is actually...for me at least. i need a serious winter jacket and this one would be dope to have, but my transportation like a real city guy is bicycle; rain, sleet, heat, or snow. i can't justify $308 on a shell thats going to be in the closet when the winter gets serious. TNF too...ironic. smh.