Terminology Waterproof & Water Eesistant
Water resistant is the lowest level of water protection of the three. A garment of this rating will provide some protection and act as a shell barrier on top of other layers. Products in this category are usually more lightweight, cheaper and less durable than others. It will usually not have a coating on the original fabric used. This type of rainwear can handle light rain for a brief time, such as windbreakers. If precipitation lingers or starts coming down sideways with strong winds, these won’t be up to the task.