16280Re: [Hammock Camping] fabric, and old topic but I need some advice
- Nov 7, 2006Thank you Ed. I hope your prototype goes well, maybe I'll just buy
I have not had any problems with the top of me staying insulated but
the bottom is a definite issue below about 35 if there is wind.
I have had good luck with the Neet Sheet but it's much more heavy
than other fabrics on the market so I want to tyr some of those.
jamie in az
--- In email@example.com, "Ed Speer" <ed@...> wrote:
> Jamie, I've found that silnylon traps excessive body moisture when
> within a few feet over my body-it's often enough to actually drip
> me! I'm currently having great success with silnylon bottom &
> breathable 1.1 ripstop sides & top on a hammock wind block I'm
> right now. But I quickly learned to keep the silnylon ends
> stop blowing rain entering under the tarp ends) to a minimum to
> trapping too much body moisture.
> I avoid ALL "waterproof-breathable" fabrics since all of my
> experience gave remarkably dismal results-the degree of
> just too low to justify the expense. I keep hoping that each new
> fabric will live up to the promises, but..Ed
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> Subject: [Hammock Camping] fabric, and old topic but I need some
> It has become quite apparent to me that my winter insluation
> 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
> day. That day is here and I've been looking into fabric options.
> Unfortunately, not all the fabric sellers list the fabric's
> 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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