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Jacket for Uganda

Postby rrjz » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:14 pm

Hi
I just bought a jacket for my trip to Uganda in January. When I got home I realized the jacket I bought is only water resistant. On the list of things to take it says it should be waterproof. Will this jacket be ok or should I be returning it for a waterproof jacket? I am only in Uganda for a few days. I am not too worried about the rest of the trip, this jacket should be fine. I am just concerned about it not being fully waterproof.

Sorry if this has already been covered in another posting. I searched but couldn't find anything on it.

Any help would be great!
Thanks
Ryan


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Re: Jacket for Uganda

Postby tletter » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:01 pm

rrjz wrote:... the jacket I bought is only water resistant. ... Will this jacket be ok or should I be returning it for a waterproof jacket?

I assume that both jackets are raincoats since that is what you need.

The difference between "water resistant" vs. "waterproof" is often a semantic one since both refer to penetration of liquid water. You'll have to read the garment labels to see if there is a meaningful difference between the jackets. Be aware that a waterproof coat that does not breathe is very uncomfortable to wear if you are active as it's like wearing a plastic bag.

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Re: Jacket for Uganda

Postby rrjz » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:41 pm

Thanks Thomas for the advice. The one I got is definitely breathable but now I am wondering if it will be too warm. I have a feeling I will be second guessing alot of things before I leave.
Thanks again for the advice.
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