“My Jacket is not waterproof, it leaks!”

So came the complaint. “I have paid a lot of money for this and expect that it keeps me dry while running on our trails”. I work for the Adventure Inc, the distributor of Mountain Equipment and Ronhill among several other leading brands. Every winter I get at least one complaint like this. Here is howContinue reading ““My Jacket is not waterproof, it leaks!””

Nikwax and the art of jacket maintenance

The first winter rains are starting to fall here in the Cape and mornings are chilly. Out come windproof and waterproof breathable jackets to protect us from these elements. However unless these jackets are relatively new they do not keep the damp out as well as they should. The first sign of trouble is whenContinue reading “Nikwax and the art of jacket maintenance”