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so TNF hyvent is not waterproof

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 went water skiing at Whistler, and after 3 hours, water went through....

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 went water skiing at Whistler, and after 3 hours, water went through....

 

not technically (but unless it was pouring rain, it should be fine) but beyond that, the main issue you have experienced is a DWR (Durable water resistance) failure.  without going into to all the specifics, if you wash regularly and don't expect it to withstand constant rainfall, it should be adequate. I would suggest washing and treating with a DWR treatment like NIKWAX or GRAINGERS a couple times a season, it should be just fine. If it was raining a higher quality fabric is warrented. Hard to beat eVent, Goretex, Neoshell or DryQ for true waterproofness.  We wont even get into the whole breathability issue where you are also perceiving water "leakage"  where collected moisture inside the jacket is not being wicked and transported away. 

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What Finn said. It don't go through, you got soaked from inside. HyVent is a low end and very un-breathable membrane. Almost like a plastic bag. It was made by NorthFace to hit a price point and it shows.
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