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AA's "Nylon Taffeta"...waterproof?

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Anyone know if American Apparel's Nylon Taffeta windbreaker/zippy jackets are reasonably water-resistant? I just got one to wear over a zip-hoodie, specifically for a little extra warmth or on a rare rainy day here. Will it suffice? Thanks!
 

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Indeed waterproof, but you will get no warmth from it, its pretty thin but not thin in a way that it will rip easily. Also the zipper pull will prob fall off in about a 6 months of wearing it, but I still love mine.

Its more aimed as a jacket to wear on a rainy spring day or summer night.
I did wear it with a hoodie like you mentioned the other day to go out shoveling some snow during a storm, and it worked nice.
 

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Thanks, and LOL, the zipper is alittle on the cheap side! Do you think the jacket over a hoodie like you mentioned is 'accpetable' fashion? I tried it with an AA zip hoodie underneath this jacket http://store.americanapparel.net/n431.html And I think it looks good (hoodie hood is pulled out, over the jacket). I'll prolly start a thread on it just to get some opinions before I start wearing it out...LOL. It seems a little warmer too with both layers, but the hoodie is thin itself, so anything probably helps.
 

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Certainly not water proof by any means, but decently water resistant for mild showers.. Don't expect gore-tex type performance out of it, especially for extended time periods. Also, it gets very clammy inside as well.
Certainly not a technological marvel... but they're cheap, basic, decent-looking wind breakers. I wouldn't expect anything more from thin nylon.
 

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Originally Posted by erdawe
Certainly not water proof by any means, but decently water resistant for mild showers.. Don't expect gore-tex type performance out of it, especially for extended time periods. Also, it gets very clammy inside as well.
Certainly not a technological marvel... but they're cheap, basic, decent-looking wind breakers. I wouldn't expect anything more from thin nylon.



That's what I expected, just wanted to make sure it wasn't a sponge or something
. Should be good for golf over another zippy fleece, and over said hoodie when it's extra chilly.
 

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I was looking for a better quality wind breaker for the same purposes, but i haven't anything but bs or wierd designed parkas.
 

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Originally Posted by erdawe
Certainly not water proof by any means, but decently water resistant for mild showers.. Don't expect gore-tex type performance out of it, especially for extended time periods. Also, it gets very clammy inside as well. Certainly not a technological marvel... but they're cheap, basic, decent-looking wind breakers. I wouldn't expect anything more from thin nylon.
I agree with you, I got the best use out of it when I was in Las Vegas and there were small showers.
Originally Posted by longskate88
Thanks, and LOL, the zipper is alittle on the cheap side! Do you think the jacket over a hoodie like you mentioned is 'accpetable' fashion? I tried it with an AA zip hoodie underneath this jacket http://store.americanapparel.net/n431.html And I think it looks good (hoodie hood is pulled out, over the jacket). I'll prolly start a thread on it just to get some opinions before I start wearing it out...LOL. It seems a little warmer too with both layers, but the hoodie is thin itself, so anything probably helps.
It would be a bit hard to pull off I think, I'm going to go try it out and see how it looks in the mirror.
 

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Thanks for the offer Sean, I wouldn't mind seeing it. I have both pieces, and I think they look good together, but I was curious if there's some kind of 'rule' against that combination. Can't be worse than a blazer and a hoodie, that's for sure ; )
 

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So just to update, I wore the AA jacket out over my hoodie in the San Diego rain, and it worked like a charm. Had a couple long walks between classes in heavy rain, and my hoodie stayed completely dry, save for the hood.
 

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