/ Using a windproof with a RAB V.R. Guide jacket
I was thinking of getting a RAB Alpine windshell for the summer, and started wandering if i put that over the Guide and regularly reproof the DWR on both, would it act a bit like a Paramo jacket so i can dispense with the waterproof, and give me a more flexible system.
This is purely for walking, (as i suffer from knocking knee syndrome if i try climbing).
On a similar note, my Generator jacket is due another wash, and it doesn't bead water to well now. Can i use the same Nikwax on it that i use on my waterproof?
Your advice is much appreciated.
I use a VR guide in Winter with a hard shell in my pack but that hardly ever gets used. Are you washing your VR guide in soap flakes, warm ironing and ocassionally using a spray-on reproofer? I find that keeps all my VR jackets beading nicely. =o)
On average, with all the sweat, mud and dog slobber that it gets covered in, it gets washed every 2 weeks, and reproofed about 0nce a month.
To be honest, i was a bit sceptical about the idea, but i had it in my head that i'd read somewhere about a Paramo Fuera smock and a Paramo fleece, when both proofed, acted more or less like an Analogy jacket when worn together.
That's where the idea came from, plus i'm trying to convince myself to buy the Alpine Pull-on.
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