Re: microporous polypropylene fabric
- OWF carries Duravent - the three layer microporous polypropylene used
in FroggToggs. It's a bit heavier than the the 2 layer stuff used in
DriDucks and that JRB uses for the weathershield.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Joe Federici <joefederici@...>
> Please excuse the cross post:
> I'm interested in making a windproof, water resistant and outer
> for my quilt used on my hammock. The fabric that comes to mind is arain
> microporous polypropylene like used on a few of the less expensive
> suits. Does anyone know of a source to by it. I look on a few of the
> outdoor fabric site but didn't see anything.
> Joe F
- --- In email@example.com, "seuss910" <wrv77@...> wrote:
> OWF carries Duravent - the three layer microporous polypropylene
> in FroggToggs. It's a bit heavier than the the 2 layer stuff used inLooks like that stuff would work, and it's half the price of GoreTex,
> DriDucks and that JRB uses for the weathershield.
too. I wonder if the third layer would decrease breathability. Guess
it would increase the water resistance, though.
It bugs me that stuff like that is listed as "water resistant" just
like normal DWR - I understand that it's only waterproof to certain
pressures and all that technical stuff, but GoreTex and the like are
suitable for rain gear, which makes them "waterproof enough"...it
would sure be helpful if they listed it that way!
Thanks for the link, seuss. I didn't realize Duravent was almost the
same thing I was looking for...might have to rethink that hammock bivy
- I saw this fabric at my local Joannes fabric store, it was in camo
color with the other camo fabrics. They sell online, however I do not
know if it was fully waterproof, looked pretty flimsy. People use it
to make blinds. THen again the suits they sell out of it are pretty