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Old 01-03-2013
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Re: Anyone make their own jackets etc.

Gore warrants the performance of their material, and since you are buying it in a jacket, made by a licensed vendor, they don't just send you a couple of yards of Gore-Tex, they will replace the jacket with any comparable new one made of Gore-Tex.
When I say counterfeit I mean counterfeit, not just other fabrics. There are/were sellers on eBay offering to sell "Genuine Gore-Tex" clothing ocmplete with tags etc. for prices that are simply too good to be true. Some of that is, literally, counterfeit. It is something else from someone else, with a Gore label stuck on it.
Gore won't warranty that. In order to collect, you do have to send them the old jacket, and they will check to make sure it IS Gore-Tex, and it HAS failed.
Some of the companies using Gore-Tex are equally generous on warranty terms, others aren't. It is, after all, insurance. A lot of folks would just give their raingear away and buy new stuff before it failed, so, the odds are in Gore's favor.
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Re: Anyone make their own jackets etc.

have the west third reef stuff which is fine until it rains or is windy enough to give seasmoke. waited for a sale and bought OS1 stuff. The difference in all brands seems to be coastal- 1 layer membrane, offshore 2 layers, ocean 3 or 4. figure cold and wet means tired and stupid. I'm stupid enough. if left on the boat and rinsed with fresh water now and again you can get multiple seasons out of this stuff so the expense per year aint enough to justify being miserable.
p.s.- wear the west stuff when I go ashore. keeps the prices down if I have to buy anything and the good stuff clean.
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Re: Anyone make their own jackets etc.

I've made a lot of backpacking gear, such as packs, sleeping bags and tents, not that many major pieces of clothing. I have made a couple of down jackets, trying to base them on a jacket I had rather than a pattern. The styling came out iffy, but they functioned well. Technical fabrics can be found out there: look at Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics, Rockywoods, and ThruHiker . ThruHiker usually has very lightweight stuff. I know this is a non-related brag, but using their materials, I made a 30-degree down bag that weights 1 lb 5 oz.
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