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(vagabunjp) - F

Locale: JAPAN
Tyvek 3.7oz Rainwear on 10/13/2008 21:57:00 MDT Print View

I made Tyvek Rainwear From ↓
I change it to change the type of the fastener
↑I remodel the hood


Edited by vagabunjp on 10/14/2008 01:06:26 MDT.

Brian UL

Locale: New England
"Tyvek 3.7oz Rainwear" on 10/14/2008 06:08:35 MDT Print View

Its nice and long. Is this material any more durable than the Driducks?( if you have seen them). Just wondering if you are able to compare the two.
I added a visor to my driducks with a piece of plastic cut from a milk carton. I just glued it on after wrapping it in driducks material from the pants so that it matches.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: "Tyvek 3.7oz Rainwear" on 10/14/2008 08:26:53 MDT Print View

Junichi - that is awesome! Great idea.

David Erekson
(finallyME) - F

Locale: Utah desert
Tyvek 3.7oz Rainwear on 10/14/2008 15:34:24 MDT Print View

Great Idea. I was thinking of doing the same thing. You might want to check your seams. I know that the stuff we get at work does not have sealed seams. It would be easy to seal the seam, just use the tyvek tape and your done.

Driducks is polypropylene, Tyvek is UHMWPE. I don't know the performance difference. I wish I did.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Tyvek 3.7oz Rainwear on 10/14/2008 18:20:03 MDT Print View

My guess is tyvek is less breathable and less waterproof but more durable.

J Thomas Peterson
(tpeterson1959) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Great Idea on 10/17/2008 10:29:22 MDT Print View

I agree with steve Evans. Great idea! Thanks for posting the pictures, too.

David Erekson
(finallyME) - F

Locale: Utah desert
Tyvek 3.7oz Rainwear on 10/17/2008 11:46:02 MDT Print View

John, how could it be both less breathable and less waterproof? Wouldn't it be either less breathable or less waterproof?

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Tyvek 3.7oz Rainwear on 10/17/2008 18:30:25 MDT Print View I was talking about housewrap type tyvek which is certainly more durable and less breatheable. The waterproofness versus driducks I am not sure about.

The type tyvek the OP is bringing up is a different animal from housewrap. It's probably less durable than housewrap, more breatheable and less waterproof in my opine.

(vagabunjp) - F

Locale: JAPAN
Thank you for a lot of comment on 10/17/2008 20:37:29 MDT Print View

Thank you for a lot of comment

Tyvek Type is 1422A
I don't expect so much durability
But I think that I can use Tyvek rainwear repeatedly to some extent.
Because as for the hazmat suit is because is it

It thinks me to be good as a spare.

I made the sheet with Tyvek.
wight 5.6oz 160g

Edited by vagabunjp on 10/17/2008 20:40:06 MDT.