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Rain-Proofing your shell
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I just found out that my raingear sucks!!!

I have a Timberland "WetherWear" Shell that doesn’t stand up to its name. The first time I wore it in the rain, water seeped through to my clothes without much of a fight from my shell. My question is this: how do I rain-proof this shell? It is made of 100% nylon and I have this "Silicone textile water repellent" that was issued by the Canadian Army Reserves for use with boots. Would it be safe to use this on my shell? If not, how else would I make this raincoat suitable for a 6 week trip to Europe?

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