Waxed cotton or canvas might be one of the best materials known to man. It’s tough as nails, and it’ll keep one’s person or personal belongings fairly dry. You can’t ask for much more: durability and practicality. When thinking of companies offering waxed cotton goods, all the regulars come to mind: Barbour, Filson, Belstaff, etc. But I think that all the waxed cotton products from L.L. Bean deserve equal attention. Don’t sleep on them! L.L. Bean has numerous waxed offerings available: jackets, vests, bags, and even a case for one’s fishing reel. The quality is great, and the price is even better. Keep Maine’s most well-known company in mind for your waxed cotton needs… I can vouch for the down vest and Maine Guide briefcase, and I’d like to get my hands on much more!