Water Resistant vs Waterproof

Waterproof vinyl rainwear is not breathable and will cause the wearer to sweat

Waterproof vinyl rainwear is not breathable and will cause the wearer to sweat

Mycra Pac Raincoats are water resistant and not waterproof.  Water resistant raingear will keep you dry when there is light precipitation. For this reason, Mycra Pac Raincoats are a popular choice for commuters in Seattle, WA where there is a drizzly rain most of the year.

On the other hand, waterproof rain wear will keep you dry when the rain is pouring down. The downside to waterproof rain gear is that it is not breathable and will cause the wearer to sweat. Newer high-tech laminates such as Gore-Tex, eVent and Dry.Q are both waterproof and breathable and are a popular choice among active people that do outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing and snowboarding.

There is no standard of breath-ability among manufactures of waterproof laminates, therefore buyers will need to rely on customer reviews and past experiences with a brand when choosing laminate rainwear that is both breathable and waterproof. 

Rain wear by Mycra Pac does not offer a laminate type waterproof rain protection, therefore Mycra Pac Raincoats are lightweight, breathable and offer maximum comfort for light rainfall. Mycra Pac raincoats are made of 55% nylon and 45% polyester and offer protection from light rain, but not drenching rain. Mycra Pac Raincoats are a great choice for commuters that need rain protection when walking to and from their car or waiting for the train. Mycra Pac Raincoats are not designed for hiking or backpacking.  A pouring rain will over saturate the fabric, water will seep through the fabric and the wearer will get wet.

When choosing rain wear it is important to think about where you will be wearing the rain gear and how much rain protection you need. If you need rain protection for your commute to work or for going out to dinner Mycra Pac Raincoats are an excellent choice. Mycra Pac raincoats offer water resistant protection, are breathable and look great with work clothes and evening wear.