There's a difference between waterproof and water resistant. But you would know this outdoorman. So no all Shell aren't waterproof. That means water beads off. You need to stop
We're beating this dead horse, but folks should not go thinking this is a waterproof shell. Since you work at an outdoor shop you should notice didn't call it a hard shell. And not all the shells they make are waterproof. Look at the description from last october:
"10/22/2012The North FaceÃÂ®/SupremeThis Fall, Supreme has joined with The North Face to introduce the Mountain Shell Jacket and the Medium Day Pack Backpack.
Custom fit for Supreme, the Mountain Shell Jacket features a water resistant corduroy cotton shell. The Medium Day Pack Backpack features a water resistant corduroy cotton shell with a suede bottom. "
But they're not really helping because Hyvent is considered water proof but they still call it "resistant" LOL
04/23/2012The North FaceÃÂ®/SupremeThis Spring, Supreme has joined with The North Face to introduce the Venture Jacket, Hot Shot Backpack and Wayfinder 25 Rolling Bag.
The Venture Jacket features a water resistant ripstop HyventÃÂ® shell. The Hot Shot Backpack features a 600D Poly and 1680D Ballistics Nylon shell. The Wayfinder 25 Rolling Bag features a 600D Poly and 630D Ballistics Nylon shell.