Sorry for the long story/rant-Have been looking now for a while for a good Military Goretex Parka on a tightish budget(could have bought a new one for all the crap ive bought)and am now getting to the end of my tether with what Ive bought so far-British DPM MVP-all leaked like tea bags. US 3 colour Desert ECWCS Parka-AMAZING parka and craps on everything I have seen except for the totally useless hood that is just awfull s was tricked into buying this. According to the previous owner,best ever jakcet etc etc guaranteed to keep you dry in every condition. Got caught in a not that heavy shower that lasted approx 10 mins and my shoulders were soaked through Checked the jacket and no sign of holes or damage so contacted the(Ebay) seller voicing my concers to get a reply of,oh yes,it will probably need reproofing!!!!!!
No mention of this at all in the listing and after looking up various Nikwax products apparently I will need some pre wash solution first than a re proofing solution which will cost approx £20 in total. Started and won an Ebay claim but surprise surprise I will have to return the parka at my own expense in order to get a refund
So rant over,apart from setting light to the parka does anyone have a cheaper solution to the problem please as out of principle NO WAY am I paying to return it to the selller which isnt fair to me.