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Technical Jackets

bone-shakerbone-shaker Posts: 19
edited October 2007 in XC and Enduro
Hello all

I am just getting into MTB and specifically cross country. Having picked the 'best' time of year to start (i.e. the wet November that is promised), I have a question about technical clothes. I have bought a Billabong technical jacket that is a snowboarding/skiing type jacket that is very light, warm and ideal for a cold days riding as it is pretty light. As it is breathable I keep a constant temp while riding. However, my question is does anyone know if the waterproof-ness needs to be reapplied everytime the coat is cleaned, which would get expensive.

Or more simply, do you know if the water resistance is down to chemicals or the material itself on technical clothing?




  • tmgtmg Posts: 651
    you can buy specific cleaners for those types of jackets
  • Steve_b77Steve_b77 Posts: 1,680
    have a gander on Billabongs website for care instructions or try the place you got it from.

    A superb waterproofer for breathable clothing is Nikwax, you can get it in wash-in form so when you clean it you just add this into the mix and you've got a freshly waterproofed jacket :)
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