Water resistant vs. waterproof. Waterproof vs. water repellent. Water repellent vs... wait. Maybe it looks like different words saying the same thing. To us, though, there are clear and important distinctions. Not least because we have different (and yes, we mean better) standards than most when it comes to keeping water away from your skin. Experts as we are in all things anti-water, we’re taking this opportunity to share our knowledge, so that you can use it to find exactly the right gear.