Originally Posted by soph9
Just need to get it cleaned. Still covered in dust and dust can clog the waterproof properties from what we understand about Gore Tex.
GoreTex is both waterproof and breathable. Anything can be waterproof, but if you don't let the perspired water vapor out, it feels clammy and muggy. GoreTex is a permeable membrane that blocks the entry of large water droplets but allows water vapor to pass through. Dirt "clogs the pores" and it don't breathe.
Google "cleaning goretex" when you get back and settled, there should be a plethora of info on that...