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The above is a bit like saying "I decided not to open my umbrella to see how good it was at keeping the rain off. Not very, it seems"
The system relies upon the liner being thoroughly proofed or it won't shift water. It uses capiliary rise action which needs the water to "see" the fabric as hydrophobic tubes and if it's not proofed then it will just soak into it. As you found out.
Well, if described right, that really does sound like a defective coat
I'm a little bit sceptical mind. The outer layer of windproof fabric by itself should have more water resistance than you're describing, even if its proofing has worn off. Never mind the liner. They really shouldn't need (re)proofing on purchase either, although if they've been in a shop for ages can perhaps see why useful.
(the DWR treatments they put on in factories 'normally' better than anything you can get at home. Although perhaps Paramo not quite the same?)
You are wearing sane stuff underneath I guess?
To add to the old, resureccted thread above, my thing from Cioch (basically a Velez so plenty of fairly exposed zips) has been very nice. No problems with leaks etc and some fairly wet weather for it to contend with.
In hugely wet weather I would maybe expect the side zips at least to leak a tiny bit but happy with that for the venting I get in compensation.
Well the optional unlined upper sleeves were markedly suboptimal in wet conditions but I chose them and they 'corrected' it for free Will be intrigued to find out how much warmer it is now.
Oh look some more happy customers not!!!
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