A waxed jacket is weatherproof at the time of purchase and providing it is appropriately cared for, i.e. re waxed when necessary it will retain its water repellent properties. If the jacket is allowed to dry out or is not cared for appropriately then it may not be waterproof. Please see the care booklet supplied with your jacket or contact Barbour direct for further information – Tel: 0800 917 3000. Please note that some waxed cotton fabrics are not as weatherproof as others. Please see the individual product care label or product page for more information.