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    Sitka Timberline pants, how "waterproof" are yours?

    As title says...

    My timberlines seem to have lost some of their water resistance this year as compared to last year...or maybe i was just not paying that much attention to them last year...

    How waterproof are yours? if you hold them under a faucet how long until your hand inside the legs get wet? couple seconds, 30s, minute...???

    Thank you

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    If they are the same material as the Mountain Pant (which i think they are), they are not waterproof at all. So under a faucet they are soaked in seconds.

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    Only the knees and butt are waterproof, I think the whole pant is DWR treated though

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    Ten minutes wading through dew covered tall grass and I was soaked through.

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    Wash them in tech wash - regular laundry soap isn't good enough. Right out of the washer, spray the outside really well with Revive-X. Throw in the dryer on high. This will restore the DWR. Actually, I have find that Revive-X gives a better DWR finish than the factory DWR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halg View Post
    Wash them in tech wash - regular laundry soap isn't good enough. Right out of the washer, spray the outside really well with Revive-X. Throw in the dryer on high. This will restore the DWR. Actually, I have find that Revive-X gives a better DWR finish than the factory DWR.
    ^good call. I'll have to try that. Ive used the nikwax techwash and it works ok, but Ive never been impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halg View Post
    Wash them in tech wash - regular laundry soap isn't good enough. Right out of the washer, spray the outside really well with Revive-X. Throw in the dryer on high. This will restore the DWR. Actually, I have find that Revive-X gives a better DWR finish than the factory DWR.
    thank you!
    yeah last year when they were new i hunted all day in a drizzling rain and was fine. this year, a light rain and i was instantly soaked. i'll try this and see...

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