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    While at work, we had some rain roll through. As usual, it happens on my shift and I still have to do rounds in it. The big yellow overcoats are waaay too hot for Texas summers to be using when it rains. I decided to try out my 5.11 Packable Jacket. It works decent for repelling water, though it soaks through in a downpour. I also noticed that it does not breathe at all, so I got soaked either way while making my foot patrol. Are there any breathable, water-proof and cost-effective alternatives? I am considering checking out Columbia sports wear (http://www.columbia.com/mens-jacket-...l?sz=1&start=9), but I want something that looks semi-professional.

    Thanks
    Last edited by CTEXSEC1; 05-20-2010, 04:35 AM.
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    Hi, try with fabrics from Gore-Tex....
    Good Luck

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    • #3
      Just a quick look and I found these two, though at quite opposite ends of the price spectrum...
      http://www.uscav.com/Productinfo.asp...=137&CatID=916
      and
      http://www.uscav.com/Productinfo.asp...=137&CatID=916

      Both look professional enough to me, but that might differ once in the company of other officers not wearing the same type outerwear for the weather...
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      • #4
        Originally posted by flashlightcop509 View Post
        Just a quick look and I found these two, though at quite opposite ends of the price spectrum...
        http://www.uscav.com/Productinfo.asp...=137&CatID=916
        I have the Gore-Tex jacket pictured in the link. The only difference is the snaps are covered with the Gore-Tex fabric. I've had this jacket for a number of years and love it. I bought it at Eddie Bauer. It is pricey, but it is really waterproof.
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        • #5
          you might try this?
          3M Scotchgard Water Repellent MMM-59129

          http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=...103f3af71f4e8a

          bob

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          • #6
            Originally posted by flashlightcop509 View Post
            Just a quick look and I found these two, though at quite opposite ends of the price spectrum...
            http://www.uscav.com/Productinfo.asp...=137&CatID=916
            and
            http://www.uscav.com/Productinfo.asp...=137&CatID=916

            Both look professional enough to me, but that might differ once in the company of other officers not wearing the same type outerwear for the weather...
            I like both of these, however, I live in TX, so I just might die wearing something like that in the August rains.
            A wise son hears his father's instruction,but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. Proverbs 13:1

            "My “Black-Ops” history ensures that you will never know about the missions I accepted in my younger days, and Vietnam still shudders when it hears the name of a an assasin so skillful and deadly, he is remembered decades later. " G-45

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