Volcom Stone Gore Jacket 2020
Gore-tex is the most waterproof. Coming in around 30K to 40K . Great for people who ride consecutive days, in any condition.
20K is a very good rating, and good for almost every occasion.
15K is a great level. If it is raining or wet snow, you’ll be a little damp at the end of the day.
10k is a great rating that works on good conditions. If it’s wet or rainy, you’ll most likely make it about half the day before you start to get uncomfortable.
5K and 8 K is the minimum for people who are serious about riding. This will keep you dry if you are learning and spending a lot of time sitting down on the snow, but if the conditions get warm and wet your stuff well get damp soon.
1k the kind of stuff you would get for cheap from Target. These are usually sprayed instead of laminated and wont be good for any extended amount of time on snow.
DWR is a coating that they spray on sweatshirt, flannels to make them technical. You’ll have a better time brushing off snow but they are not exactly waterproof, only water repellent. Great for riding on sunny days.