Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Logan, UT
Bikes: one bike for every day of the week
My favorite soft shell is water resistant. I could spray a limited amount of water on it and it would all bead up and roll off. Try to use it to carry water and it would begin to soak through immediately. Light sprinkles OK, downpour no.
Two of my nylon shells are waterproof. One of them "breathes" (and not all that well) as long as it's not soaked. However, although the latter wouldn't be perfect, they could conceivably be used to hold and or transport water in a survival situation.