What make a rain coat waterproof?

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  1. CUBE

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    Ok, help me brothers. I have two coats. One is weather/rain proof and 100% polyester...but not so cool looking. The other coat is 100% polyester too...it has no tag that says it is water proof but being it is also 100% poly...is it rain/weather proof too? Going to NY...want to be prepared as best as a Cali guy can be. Thanks
     
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    Pack both. :smile: Problem solved. :cool:
     
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    It would be easy to test with some actual water.
     
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    Rainproofness (not a word methinks) is enhanced if the fabric is clean. My ski jacket is more waterproof if I wash it.
     
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    Polyetser should stop water, look at tte tubes at the pool, most of the time made of polyester. Not that you wear sucha thick solid layer. But it's a chemical substance that normally stops water.
     
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    When I are visiting NY? I would be more concerned with warmth than water...we have umbrellas here!
     
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    Warmth is not a problem...Norwegian blood and all. I just take a carry on so that is why one jacket. Thanks guys
     
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