Vortex Broadheads
Goretex vs. NeverWet
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
cnelk 07-Jun-18
smarba 07-Jun-18
Kodiak 07-Jun-18
cnelk 07-Jun-18
Kodiak 07-Jun-18
Woods Walker 07-Jun-18
WV Mountaineer 07-Jun-18
Mpdh 10-Jun-18
elkstabber 11-Jun-18
cnelk 11-Jun-18
elkstabber 11-Jun-18
Buffalo1 11-Jun-18
Ned 11-Jun-18
oldgoat 12-Jun-18
elkstabber 12-Jun-18
Treeline 12-Jun-18
Scar Finga 12-Jun-18
oldgoat 12-Jun-18
cnelk 12-Jun-18
Dyjack 12-Jun-18
cnelk 15-Jun-18
wilbur 15-Jun-18
huntabsarokee 15-Jun-18
APauls 15-Jun-18
cnelk 15-Jun-18
Buck Watcher 16-Jun-18
Wood 16-Jun-18
Grunt-N-Gobble 16-Jun-18
toomanytoyz 17-Jun-18
cnelk 17-Jun-18
cnelk 17-Jun-18
cnelk 17-Jun-18
Mark Watkins 17-Jun-18
WV Mountaineer 17-Jun-18
cnelk 18-Jun-18
cnelk 18-Jun-18
cnelk 18-Jun-18
Scoot 18-Jun-18
smarba 18-Jun-18
From: cnelk
07-Jun-18

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I recently saw some information about NeverWet by Rustoleum and boot restoration.

These Wolverine goretex boots would leak if the sun went behind a cloud. I’ve had them awhile - So I figured WTH. Let’s give this stuff a try.

I gave them a good spray down after removing the laces. I used the entire bottle.

I’m letting them completely dry now and will report back.

From: smarba
07-Jun-18
Is Neverwet listed as friendly to breathable membranes? Some (like Nikwax) is, while others is definitely not. Interested in hearing your test report.

From: Kodiak
07-Jun-18
Wow a whole bottle on worn out boots?

I hope it works, lol.

From: cnelk
07-Jun-18
Yep. Only $15

A true test!

From: Kodiak
07-Jun-18
I did the same test on very similar boots a few years ago, except I used Scotchguard I think. Can't recall if I sprayed a whole bottle on em though. Probably.

Didn't work.

From: Woods Walker
07-Jun-18
Goretex should be called "AlwaysWet". It's a good windblock, but that's about it.

07-Jun-18
Looking forward to the results

From: Mpdh
10-Jun-18
I think I have the same boots, Wolverine antelope boots that leak like heck. Sold by Cabelas, they are very comfortable. Would love to hear if this works.

From: elkstabber
11-Jun-18
We're looking forward to learning from this experiment.

From: cnelk
11-Jun-18
The boots are ready for the test, but its so dry now here in Colorado, there isnt even any dew on the grass.

Stay tuned

From: elkstabber
11-Jun-18
I'm especially curious if the surface cracks or if the leather itself cracks. Thanks for doing this cnelk.

From: Buffalo1
11-Jun-18
NeverWet sounds like some sort of a diaper to handle daily incontinence or excitement on a stalk or shot on a monster animal !!

From: Ned
11-Jun-18
Ahhh, can u use a water hose, it might be a while before it rains lol

From: oldgoat
12-Jun-18
For informations sake, that Neverwet is best thing I've found for waterproofing the feathers on your arrows!

From: elkstabber
12-Jun-18
oldgoat: which Neverwet is best for feathers? The boot one? The fabric one? Another?

From: Treeline
12-Jun-18
Heck cnelk, you could put them on and put some water in the tub.

Never even heard of this stuff.

Interested to see your results.

From: Scar Finga
12-Jun-18
Tic-Tock, Tic-Tock, Common CNELK, Time To Talk! :)

From: oldgoat
12-Jun-18
Outdoor Fabric is only one I've used. Spray it on outside and let dry for 24hrs and also on the instructions they mention temperature and humidity considerations when applying!

From: cnelk
12-Jun-18
Patience guys!

My test will consist of a real scenario - i.e. walking thru wet grass in mornings - as we do when hunting.

I havent shot anything standing in my bathtub full of water

From: Dyjack
12-Jun-18
Just set up a target in the bathroom. Then not only can you test the neverwet, but you can also check shooting something from your bathtub off the list.

From: cnelk
15-Jun-18
Rain is on its way. Ill test the boots soon

From: wilbur
15-Jun-18
Never shot anything standing in a bathtub?

How bout splittail?

15-Jun-18
Nice one!

From: APauls
15-Jun-18
I was gonna say that’s too bad cnelk I feel for you brother.

From: cnelk
15-Jun-18
There has been a cougar or 10 that I did corner in the shower. But they left more wet than I did

From: Buck Watcher
16-Jun-18
"I havent shot anything standing in my bathtub full of water."

Ever step in a puddle?

Cross a creek or marsh?

How about FILL them with water and see if it seeps out???

We need to know. I don't have time for patience.

From: Wood
16-Jun-18
I bought some stuff like this a few years back and tried it on my boots. It was a no go.

16-Jun-18
One thing is for sure....... That Grangers stuff is worthless.

Looking forward to the results.

From: toomanytoyz
17-Jun-18
this went from testing boots to mounting Cougars....gotta love bowsite.

From: cnelk
17-Jun-18

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As predicted, some rain came thru so test #1 is complete

I must admit tho, it musts have been like waiting for draw results for some of you!

I went to a nearby hay field that hadnt been cut yet. The grass was knee high and still damp

From: cnelk
17-Jun-18

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Started off with dry jeans and boots. Then I walked thru the high grass for a bit and saw that moisture was beaded up on the boots - always a plus

From: cnelk
17-Jun-18

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I hiked around the hay field for quite awhile, staying in the tall grass the whole time. My jeans were pretty well soaked and the boots appeared damp on the outside

But my feet were nice and dry.

Compared to how they did leak, this is definitely a major improvement, if not a solution.

Its supposed to rain more this week and I will do another test and report back

So far, so good.

From: Mark Watkins
17-Jun-18
Cell, Keep testing and reporting back over time:)

I have the same boots in about the same shape...comfortable!

Mark

17-Jun-18
Thanks Brad.

From: cnelk
18-Jun-18

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Test #2

It rained most of the night as was still drizzling when I went on my daily morning 2 mile run/hike.

From: cnelk
18-Jun-18

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I did everything I could to get these things wet. I walked thru puddles, I went thru an edge of a cut hay field for 1/2 mi, putting the boots thru everything I could. The bottom of my pants were very soaked

From: cnelk
18-Jun-18

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Back at home. Inspected the boots for any moisture that may have leaked inside

Nothing

So far so good X2

From: Scoot
18-Jun-18
Wow I'm both surprised and impressed! Thanks for following up on this.

From: smarba
18-Jun-18
Impressive. Do your feet typically sweat a lot? I'm curious if the product has indeed water-proofed your boots, but eliminated the breathability. I.e. I could dip my boots in liquid silicone roofing paint and they would be waterproof, but my feet would get soaked with exertion because my feet sweat a lot. Thx

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