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Splash jacket for climbing in the rain?

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Sam Skovgaard · · Tucson, AZ · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 87

Rain jacket sleeves tend to work best when your arms are pointed down.  When your arms are up over your head (as they are when you're climbing), water runs down your sleeve openings.  Has anyone tried to use a kayaking splash jacket with the snug neoprene sleeve cuffs for climbing?  Seems like they would be pretty great if you were to get caught in a downpour.

Jeff Luton · · Yosumite · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 5

I feel like the neoprene would get torn up really quick.
Let’s start with a story,
I was 18, got a dui, and bought a moped. I lived in Virginia. In the winter the rain is cold. I’d wear my old wetsuit gloves when it would rain and I had to go to work. They blew up so fast. Luckily that year we had a lot of good surf and I went through 3 pairs of gloves so I had replacements.
That said, touching anything but water with neoprene is gonna rip it pretty quick.

Side note, anybody tried those carhartt boots with the neoprene? Always considered getting them when it was time for new boots working on a boat, but never did for reason above

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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