While many of us love to get new, high-performance gear to take with us on our adventures, the reality is our existing gear is probably good enough to see us through all-but the most challenging conditions. Take our rain jackets for example. A modern rain shell is incredibly well designed and can offer performance that is simply unmatched by the rain gear that was used even a decade ago. And if you learn to take good care of it, keep it clean, and provide a little maintenance from time to time, you’ll find that it will continue to perform at a very high level for years to come. In this video, we get a crash course on how to do just that, learning the best ways to care for our rain gear to keep it functioning properly when we need it most.