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    Default Waterproof jackets

    Does anyone have a waterproof jacket that they really love? I am looking for a new one. I have a Marmot one that I got from REI when we lived in the US. So its probably about 7–8 years old now, and it is not very waterproof. I have tried re-waterproofing it, but its still not great, and I don't think it was that fabulous to start with. It is not their more expensive Goretex model but a less expensive one that gets good reviews at REI. DH has their Goretex model and it is very good and 100% waterproof. I guess I could always get that, but then we would be super matchy matchy. Considering we have matching hiking Camelbak's already...oh and similar Teva's.

    Anyway, there are not many options in NZ and what there is, it is very expensive. So I will probably be trying to get something from the US.

    I want something that I can use for general wear, walking the dog, on rainy days volunteering at therapy riding, and hiking. It does not need to have many features, just a hood and I do like an internal pocket in addition to external ones. And not anything that is insulated as it rarely gets super cold and wet here, so I prefer to have multiple layers that I combine as needed. So just a shell with a lining at most. Mainly I want to be 100% waterproof.

    Any recommendations?
    Last edited by NZ_Mama; 07-26-2019 at 04:23 AM.
    NZ homeschoolers (school year runs start Feb to mid Dec).
    DD 12 (year 7) and DD 7 (year 2).
    Fourth year homeschooling.
    Part-time freelance science copyeditor.

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    Obviously I dont have experience with rain! (I own neither coat nor umbrella.)
    But, I do trust Duluth’s womens products to be of high quality, practical. and reliable. They have gear for women who work outdoors. And a selection of raincoats.
    I dont know how cost prohibitive the shipping would be!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Thanks AM! I will have a look. Shipping is not too bad as long as it is not heavy things like books or large/bulky packaging like shoes. It might be expensive direct from the company but I can send it via a NZ-specific mail forwarder and they get cheaper rates because of the volume of parcels they send.

    I remember not owning much wet/cold weather gear when we moved back here and have had to slowly build up my climate appropriate wardrobe again.
    NZ homeschoolers (school year runs start Feb to mid Dec).
    DD 12 (year 7) and DD 7 (year 2).
    Fourth year homeschooling.
    Part-time freelance science copyeditor.

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