So, this is a tad off topic, but does not fit anywhere else.
I have an LLBean jacket that I really like and it is not too bulky, but the waterproofing is pretty much gone....so I am either in the market for a new rain jacket/coat and open to suggestions or need to decide if it is worth attempting to "renew" it with the stuff you put in the washer and then dry....does that stuff really work or it is just time for a new jacket?
Not so much for trips, but for wearing in the foothills of California (we had 10 inches of rain last weekend) and on a tour secondly. Could be a men's jacket or women's as long as I stay dry....
Open to ideas.