16273RE: [Hammock Camping] fabric, and old topic but I need some advice
- Nov 7, 2006Jamie, 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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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.
jamie in az
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