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16273RE: [Hammock Camping] fabric, and old topic but I need some advice

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  • Ed Speer
    Nov 7, 2006
      Jamie, I've found that silnylon traps excessive body moisture when place
      within a few feet over my body-it's often enough to actually drip back onto
      me! I'm currently having great success with silnylon bottom & ends with
      breathable 1.1 ripstop sides & top on a hammock wind block I'm prototyping
      right now. But I quickly learned to keep the silnylon ends (designed to
      stop blowing rain entering under the tarp ends) to a minimum to prevent
      trapping too much body moisture.

      I avoid ALL "waterproof-breathable" fabrics since all of my extensive past
      experience gave remarkably dismal results-the degree of breathability is
      just too low to justify the expense. I keep hoping that each new wonder
      fabric will live up to the promises, but..Ed

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      From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com]
      On Behalf Of chcoa
      Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 2:15 AM
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Hammock Camping] fabric, and old topic but I need some advice

      It has become quite apparent to me that my winter insluation system
      becomes less effective during windy conditions. I have an outer
      cover that works well to stop the wind but as a prototype I had
      hoped to create the same type of thing but with lighter material one
      day. That day is here and I've been looking into fabric options.

      Unfortunately, not all the fabric sellers list the fabric's ability
      to ward off wind in their detail sections.

      I'd like low weight and resonably priced, certainly less expensive
      than that cuben fiber stuff (sheesh). Windproof over just wind
      resistant would be ideal but, will this mean the material does not
      breath at all and will collect condensation?

      So far the silnylon is not looking too bad, but I'm worried about
      condensation build up, since I know silnylon has this trait.

      Any thoughts?

      jamie in az

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