We don't like it, but rain happens. One thing I don't much care for is wearing rain gear. It's hot and won't protect you if you go down. So I decided to do something different this year, I ran across an age old recipe for water proofing. I've used it on my boots and it work great. I made me up a can of it a couple months ago. Took a sponge and rubbed it on, like you were polishing your boots. Took my heat gun, a hair dryer will work too, and melted it into the leather. Then I took a cloth, and wiped the excess off as I was heating. It comes out looking nice, and you really can't feel the wax on it. Poured some water on it. And it runs right off.