I bought an Eileen Fisher long nylon raincoat and it’s not even a little bit waterproof. In fact, it absorbs water and quickly transfers it to whatever you’re wearing underneath. As near as I can find from a search, this is it. As you can see the original price was outrageously expensive (as are all Eileen Fisher clothes), but I got it on sale at a boutique for around $25. It’s a mixture of nylon and cotton and is machine washable. The specs in that Nieman’s ad say it’s lined, but it’s not except for some interfacing inside the zipper placket. If there were a lining, then you might not get all wet in the rain, amirite?
What are my options for waterproofing it? Should I take it to a dry cleaners and have them do it? I don’t mind spending a few bucks.
I’ve been reading about waterproofing sprays on amazon, and that seems like a good alternative, too. One of the reviewers was waterproofing something small (not clothing) and just poured the waterproofing solution in a bucket and dunked the item. The simplicity of that approach appeals to me. If I did it myself, I’d do it outside and hang the raincoat to dry in the breeze. (Although rain is predicted for the rest of the week… :rolleyes:) Any brands you would recommend?
This is a nice garment, and of course, much of the enjoyment of owning it comes from the great deal I got it for-- YES!
Advice and suggestions welcome.