after riding in the Pacific North West, you learn what to wear in the constant wet weather, Gortex was the best thing to happen to clothing. we had fleece jackets with a Gortex wind breaker attached, worked great even in the coldest snowy wet weather. even tried the Gortex riding pants, we were dry!
get the Gortex, best purchase you will make for outdoor wear! if it starts to seep moisture through, tumble dry it on low to mid heat, that will jumble the fibers up and make it water repellant again!