16297Re: fabric, and old topic but I need some advice
- Nov 9, 2006What about making your travelpod out of uncoated 1.1 oz silnylon like
Rick's, then spraying silicone on the bottom and ends for rain spray
(like Ed recommends for windproofing his hammock bottoms for cool
weather). No extra sewing of waterproof bottoms and ends to breathable
top fabrics this way.
My single layer silnylon hammock is still going strong by the way.
Posted by: "Jeff" jwj32542@...
Tue Nov 7, 2006 6:37 am (PST)
I wouldn't use silnylon either. Try making a Garlington Taco
first...take it off in the morngings and see if you have condensation
on the inside.
I'm going to make a TravelPod out of a waterproof/breathab
though...should be plenty windproof.
Other than that, any kind of DWR would probably do a good job of
blocking wind...it's not so easy to blow through. Even 1.1oz from the
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<mailto:hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>, Rick <ra1@...> wrote:
> My Travel Pod is made of 1.1 oz ripstop. It really stops wind quite
> well and when it becomes moist from my breath it soaks through the
> fabric and dries in the wind.
> I would not use silnylon for this. At least not for the top. I
> considered making a travel pod with a silnylon bottom that keeps theon
> bottom of the hammock dry even in blowing rain and which can be used
> wet ground for an escape, or when no trees are available.[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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