It would really be nice if the "Subject Line" of a Thread was not changed. When someone changes the Thread subject line - Threads get lost or are almost impossible to follow after a few days.
If the "Forums" programing here was anything but "Pure Crap" they might have written a "default" to keep that from happening. We are not that lucky and this is but one of several really bad features of the Forums.
Hi Nathan, Thanks for your interest and comments.
To your question:
I wore the Pertex Quantum (PQ) vest, without anything under it, this afternoon for a 2 mile walk. I seldom do that but I wanted to see how it would react next to my skin. It was 72 degrees out and slightly overcast. I was in a light breeze for part of my walk. The PQ did a good job blocking the wind except when I turned my side into it and let the breeze blow in the arm pit openings. I don't think that would happen with a pack on. I also think the The Black color picked up a bit of heat that a lighter color may not have. I didn't get hot but my skin was just moist to the touch when I got home. I believe that if the PQ was not such a good Breathable material I would have been wet to the touch and not just a bit moist. I have a Patagonia Dragonfly that I can try to compare it to the PQ with but I think that PQ blocks wind better.
As our temperatures go up I will try to determine how the PQ feels against my skin. I can tell you that I have tested some of my VB gear up to 65 degrees to see what that was like and I would have been wet inside them if I didn't have a bunch of venting options. As it was, I was able to could control my body heat by the built in vents.
Someday soon I will make a hiking shirt and pants out of light silk. If they work out they would be my normal warm weather hiking clothes and should work really well under something made out of PQ.
Pertex Quantum is my material of choice for anything that needs to light and breathable. I have it so I use it. If I didn't have the PQ I expect I would try Momentium 90.