i cannot afford gore tex. what's the next best thing?
March 16, 2007 7:21 PM Subscribe
i need to buy a rain jacket for trekking in new zealand in the next couple of days. there's quite a lot of rain here. i cannot afford a gore tex jacket. what should i get?
posted by ye#ara to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (11 answers total)
so, i went to Department of Conservation office [where you book your treks] and was told to get a gore tex jacket before i go backpacking. i rented a triple layer gore tex Macpac jacket and it was awesome. now i need to buy one, but they cost about $500 NZ dollars. [about 375 USD]. my budget is around 200-225 USD [250-300 NZD] which means i can only afford hyvent, triple point etc fabrics. i would like to get a waterproof / breathable jacket.
which one should i get?
what's the different between them in water resistance terms?
what does 10K or 15K water resistance mean anyway?
which one has the highest water resistance?
how many layers should the fabric have?
and what manufactures should i look at?
i have another 2.5 months here and i want to be dry when i'm tramping, but i want to have some money for travelling as well. please advise.