Post by fcboiler87 on Jun 14, 2016 13:22:19 GMT -6
Not meaning to start another gear thread but I want to order our staff some water proof jackets for those monsoon Friday nights we get sometimes. A lot of the stuff out there says water resistant but that means it'll soak through on a rainy night. I want something 100% waterproof (or as close as you can get). I have a nice Nike one from another stop I still wear sometimes. They are very expensive for those. Nike, UA, Adidas are all over $100 per jacket. Are there any cheaper alternatives that still do the same job? I've been using rain gear I bought at WalMart that has served me well but just wanted to get everyone something with the team logo on it. Thanks.
Post by jbfootball on Jun 14, 2016 15:10:54 GMT -6
We have the rain gear from Nike that comes with pants and jackets with our school logo. It was expensive but it is 100% water proof. Used it over 10 times between games and practice and never got a drop on me when I did. If you can find away to get those it is well worth it.
Anything Gortex. Have an old Boathouse Gortex jacket that is pushing 12 years old and still keeps me dry. It's from three schools ago so it's had some cosmetic alterations, like duct tape over the old logo, but it's as good as new.
Thanks for the feedback. I am going to give Columbia a shot. They have a waterproof jacket for around $70 a piece. I know Columbia is a reputable brand so hopefully they turn out well. As I mentioned I do have a Nike that works well and know the UA and Adidas are similar, but this is a difference of about 30 per jacket. I'm going to spend around 1k on coaching gear and the coaches wanted to to get something else in addition to the jacket so this was the compromise. I'll update with how they work out.