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Topic - How to test a pair of Goretex boots are waterproof.

Garbhanach - on 05 Oct 2012
I bought a pair of goretex mountain boots which includes goretex insulation system and decided to test if they were waterproof, so I filled the bath with about four inches of water and submerged the boots so the water was up to the part where the foot meets the ankle which is well below the top of the boot so absolutely no water entered from the top of the boots

After about nine minutes of this I removed the boots and could feel some dampish spots I continued wearing the boots now out of the water and one boot continued to get wetter inside and when the inner sole liner was removed the underside was quite wet, with the sock feeling damp.

Does anyone know how goretex test boots. I

Is the test I did a fair way to establish whether the boot is waterproof or am I expecting too much.
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