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Re: cotton and nylon
In moist air the rate limiting step is evaporation into the air, which is slow because the air can't take much more moisture. Thus both a cotton and a polyester fabric will dry slowly in still air...

In GEAR » giving cotton another chance
July 25, 4:44pm

Re: giving cotton another chance
Besides drying time you might want to look at water absorption by weight. Natural fibers, and nylon absorb a greater percentage of their weight in water than most synthetics. To dry that water ou...

In GEAR » giving cotton another chance
July 21, 4:08pm

Seam sealing silnylon or Epic
I've had good luck sealing Epic and Silnylon with both clear GE silicone II caulk thinned with lacquer thinner, and also a Dow Corning product used for sealing circuitry (some electronics shops car...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam Sealing Epic Material ??
April 04, 12:42pm

Epic in tents
Just curious, did you seam seal your epic tent?

In GEAR » BPL Vapor Bivy Sack vs. Oware Epic Bivy Sack
March 30, 4:43pm

Experience with epic fabric
I have a Golite jacket in Epic malibu-weight fabric (not sure which model) that leaked readily until I sealed it internally with thinned silicone sealer. I'd recommend sealing the seams with silic...

In GEAR » Wild Things Epic windshirt & pants & some epic talk in general
March 30, 3:44pm

Plantar fasciitus
I have had good luck self-treating plantar fasciitus with a "night splint" (sort of). I use an item called a Strasburg sock which holds my toes/foot back at 90 degree angle during sleep. This all...

In GEAR » eVENT boots
January 10, 11:34am

All Reader Reviews by Neil Bender

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Go Lite Speed
I like this pack but had to modify it to make up some deficiencies. Lack of side comptression straps or lacing makes it sloppy when less than full. The load lifter straps are uselss without a frame,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 02, 11:24pm