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O/T How long does Gore-Tex last?

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  1. woodie

    woodie TS Member

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    How long does Gore_tex last? Are the new copies as good or better than Gore-Tex? Are there any ways to stretch it's lifespan? I have an older Cabela's coat that doesn't just leak, it doesn't stop anything, tryed washing it and spraying it, didn't help. Thanks for any answers or ideas.
     
  2. Sgt. Mike

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    I have a Cabela's coat for duck hunting. It was purchased around 1980 and is still keeping the water out. Just for curosity I would contact Cabela's and ask them why it is leaking. I thought Gore Tex would stay water "resistant" or "proof" for the life of the coat. Michael
     
  3. Bruce Em

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    Well I have a 10 year old Orvis that doesnt work anymore. There is a pile of interior liner material that is lumped up in the bottom of the jacket.

    Meanwhile it makes a good towell as it soaks thru

    So it will get the boot soon.
     
  4. woodie

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    Wow Fred, that was some usefull information. I use my coat for duck hunting and again I got soaked, when I took it off that was not a dry spot anywhere but maybe it's leaking by the shoulders and working its way down. Maybe seam sealer for tents will work. I hate to toss the coat so seam sealer seems like a good place to start. Thanks for your help, Lee.
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

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    Fred is dead nuts on about seams needing resealing. BTDT on numerous coats and tents. Even on coats that were 100% storm proof. The material never leaked - but the stitched seams did.<br>
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    Also, keep in mind that some water proof coats seal moisture IN as well. So the water that's soaking you is actually sweat. That's why I prefer coats with vent zippers under the arms and one across the back.
     
  6. Pass103

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    My Back Fence coat is 15 years old and still waterproof. It's been washed and drip dried. it's still good. Fast
     
  7. jimbob

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    I called Gore-Tex awhile ago and they told me to wash my 15 year old coat in any kind of soap and then dry it on the hot (yes that is right hot)setting. The heat restores the Gore-Tex. I know this goes against what many of us have been told. I have been washing my coat in special soap and air drying it for years. One time in the dryier on the hot setting and the coat was like new. Before you start sealing seams or throw your coat out, try it! You can contact Gore-Tex on an 800 number and check it out.
     
  8. code5coupe

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    Some of you guys actually WASH your hunting coats??!!!

    I have a couple of Gore-Tex waterfowling coats that are over 10 years old, never washed, and still keep me dry.
    'Course, being that I mostly hunt in SoCal, I haven't experienced more than a light sprinkle in all those years, either.
     
  9. birdogs

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    I guess it depends on the item and the use - not age. Gore-Tex lined boots have a finite life as the material is subject to extremes of chaffing and flexing. I know; I have a couple of pair that have "given up the ghost" after several years of hard use.
     
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