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Is this jacket water-resistant?

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Is this jacket water-resistant?

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This jacket is water-resistant in the sense that you wont get soaked in snow at temps under 34ish. Constant exposure to water will result in a wet down filler making the jacket heavier and pretty uncomfortable.

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It'll bead off the slightest bit of light moisture for a very short time because of the DWR coating, but it's not something to count on. The jacket getting wet and becoming heavy and uncomfortable is an issue with down, but the bigger one is that wet down loses all it's insulative value. If you expect rain of any kind or wet snow, you'll want to wear a shell over this. Hope this helps.