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Old 03-27-2006
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Such 'breathable coatings' applied to nylon taffeta are only 'temporary' coatings ... usually coming off the knees, elbows, or any place that you get 'aggressive' with the fabric. Such fabric is common in 'economical' ski wear - usually only lasts a single season.

Speaking of ski-wear ... many of the top end skiers equivalent of yachties foul weather gear is exactly the same and would be applicable for inshore and coastal use (composed of Goretex or many of the cheapy asian imitators) .... and the ski shops dont want to carry this stuff over the summer and at this time of year will discount 40-50% just to unload it. Try a ski shop for good quality Gortex wear: anoracks, bib pants, etc.
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