Giving your issue Gore-Tex some love and care is a very quick, easy and cheap job. It's a really good bit of kit that sometimes get's a bad press - "not as good as the.. " XYZBerg Super jacket, "not real Gore-Tex, MoD saving crap.." and so on. Not true - it just needs a small amount of care and your next night of tabbing across babies heads in the pissing rain could be significantly more comfortable. I've put together an explanatory article with a small amount of Gore-Tex techno babble here. If you're not interested in the 'why' then this is summary. The must-do at this time of year: Machine wash in warm water with washing powder Tumble dry on medium heat Spray the jacket with a water-repellant spray such as Nikwax TX Direct Spray A job of minutes that will make your issue jacket as good as the XYZBerg Super Jacket. Same applies to your bivvy bag by the way.