Fix It: Waterproof a Jacket

Give your jacket extra protection with this easy DIY method. Backpacker Magazine guide to gear repair.

If anyone doubts that this works, I own a Gore-tex LL Bean All Conditions Jacket which was purchased in the late 90’s. They don’t sell it anymore, shame. It is bomb proof and I cannot find another jacket like it. It’s been used and abused.

The answer to longevity is great design and upkeep. The jacket still works fine. Use the tips in this video and your jacket should last as long as the material will hold up. For my LL Bean All Conditions Jacket, it may be another 10 years.

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