Tyvek jacket?
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Chris Chastain
(Thangfish) - F

Locale: S. Central NC, USA
Tyvek jacket? on 04/13/2009 19:39:36 MDT Print View

Anybody seen these?

5.6oz Tyvek Jackets

Tyvek Jacket

Edited by Thangfish on 04/13/2009 19:41:06 MDT.

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Re: Tyvek jacket? on 04/13/2009 20:22:10 MDT Print View

I think a group buy is in order! If she can make them with the AT maps on them, they'll be as effective as those AT trail map bandannas.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Tyvek jacket? on 04/13/2009 20:26:39 MDT Print View

Hey Chris, neat stuff, I like that it has a hood.

If it's just a tyvek jacket you are after, you could also look at Yanks. It doesn't have a hood, or the cool graphics but they are 10 bucks and my size large weighs 3.52 oz.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Re: Tyvek jacket? on 04/13/2009 21:50:13 MDT Print View

I'd like to see a series of the Tyvek Hoodies offered with all the major long distance trail maps. Maybe a moveable panel on the back that says, in 3" letters,: HIKER TO TRAIL. And, with a flip of the wrist and the tack of some Velcro, HIKER TO TOWN. It ought to be offered with a set of 12 permanent, variously colored, "Sharpies". Large areas should be left bare, for autographing, etc. by the aforementioned "Sharpies", in a new UltraLight body, the complete set only weighing 2.5 ounces, and being stored in an inside, zippered pocket.

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: Tyvek jacket? on 04/13/2009 22:13:11 MDT Print View

This is really cool, I wonder if it is (a) more breathable than dri ducks, and (b) if it holds up great in a downpour.

Jared Cook
(rooinater) - F

Locale: Northwet
Re: Re: Tyvek jacket? on 04/13/2009 22:23:00 MDT Print View

I've been curious on the breathe-ability and how well it will hold up to actual rain. I need lighter rain gear...

Johann Burkard
(johannb) - F

Locale: Uhm... Europe?
Tyvek jackets on 04/14/2009 05:06:56 MDT Print View

I have a few jackets but I haven't tried them out in the winter because the weather can be pretty ugly here and I don't trust Tyvek enough.

But in the summer, I guess I'll take them with me.

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: Tyvek jackets on 04/14/2009 12:13:42 MDT Print View

I contacted the vendor with some questions about waterproofness, breathability and sizing - their reply:

Terri to me,

About our tyvek jackets -

They are water and wind resistant but they are not noted for their breathability. The jackets are made of Dupont Tyvek, the same product they wrap houses in before adding the siding.

Here are the approximate size dimensions-

L - armpit to armpit 25", waist 24 1/2", length 27", sleeve length 25", for chest size 38 - 41"
XL - armpit to armpit 25 1/2", waist 25 1/2", length 28", sleeve length 25", for chest size 42 - 45
XXL - armpit to armpit 27", waist 29", length 28", sleeve length 25", for chest size 46 - 49
The XXL jackets have mesh fabric at the side seams to allow for the bigger size.

The waist size is from seam to seam, not circumference, so just double it. Sleeve length is measured from shoulder seam (where the sleeve is sewn in) down to the hem at the wrist.

Hope that answers your questions.

Have a great day,
Terri

Terri Beaudoin
Web Sales

Leslie Jordan, Inc.

ps. I measured 3 jackets your way. From the neck/hood seam down to the end of the sleeve.

L - 33 1/4 "
XL - 34 1/4 "
XXL - 34 3/4 "

Hope that answers your question.

Terri Beaudoin
Web Sales

Edited by marti124 on 04/16/2009 12:05:55 MDT.

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Re: Re: Tyvek jackets on 04/14/2009 12:15:48 MDT Print View

looks like they may be sized "small"?

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: Tyvek jackets on 04/14/2009 12:37:49 MDT Print View

You're right the sizes are absurdly small. I've replied asking for further clarification - will update when I get answers.

ps. I updated original post with clarifications of the measuresments.

Edited by marti124 on 04/14/2009 15:10:03 MDT.

Chris Chastain
(Thangfish) - F

Locale: S. Central NC, USA
Re: Re: Tyvek jacket? - Yanks? on 04/14/2009 14:51:19 MDT Print View

Steven,
I don't know Yanks and couldn't find anything via Google. Is it an outfitter?

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: Tyvek jacket? - Yanks? on 04/14/2009 15:10:49 MDT Print View

I updated the sizing information of the tyvek jackets and edited original posts above. I too could not find anything about the Yanks Tyvek jacket via google.

Chris Chastain
(Thangfish) - F

Locale: S. Central NC, USA
Re: Re: Tyvek jacket? - Yanks? on 04/14/2009 15:29:01 MDT Print View

Sizing makes more sense now.

Mark Hurd
(markhurd) - M

Locale: South Texas
Re: Re: Re: Tyvek jacket? - Yanks? on 04/14/2009 17:25:33 MDT Print View

Chris,

You could try:

http://www.protective-clothing.net/

I've tried these several years ago and found them to be water resistant, but they need to be seam sealed which I forgot to do.

I think these are like the ones mention at Yanks where ever that is.

-Mark

Edited by markhurd on 04/14/2009 17:28:15 MDT.

Barry P
(BarryP) - F

Locale: Eastern Idaho (moved from Midwest)
Yankz Re: Re: Tyvek jacket? - Yanks? on 04/15/2009 10:11:07 MDT Print View

I got my Yankz jacket form here a couple of years back http://www.sportshell.com/
I have 2 types of those jackets (with nice cuffs and w/o). And I also have the pants.

They are a very soft tyvek. They feel nice on the skin. Nice lightweight. The seams haven’t leaked on me yet in a steady rain. But I have not used them in a downpour yet.

However, for me, they don’t breathe well at all. I would not wear them at all above 60F. With any backpacking, I start sweating in them.

I breath much better in my O2 jacket. Sometimes I backpack w/ a one dollar 2oz poncho; still I use the O2 the most.

All in all, I use Yankz for non-backpacking in 50-60F weather. It’s a neat jacket with a statement to it (whatever that is :)).

Other backpackers have been fine in the Yankz, so it’s a hyoh.


-Barry

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Tyvek jackets on 04/15/2009 10:21:33 MDT Print View

"Water and wind resistant but they are not noted for their breathability"

Terri Beaudoin
Web Sales

Leslie Jordan, Inc.


Sounds like a great recipe for moisture both inside and out! No thanks, but I respect Terri's honesty -- as it helps people decide appropriately -- unlike many mainstream gearmakers that hype up their gear.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Tyvek jacket? - Yanks? on 04/15/2009 13:37:40 MDT Print View

Like Barry, I bought mine at www.sportshell.com

I bought both med and large because I wasn't sure what size would fit. I'm 6'3" and the large just barely fits me. I haven't used it in any type of downpour or when it is hot out so I can't comment on waterproofness or breathability. They're 10 buckaroos and 2 bucks for shipping so you really can't go wrong. :)

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: Tyvek jacket on 04/15/2009 14:08:19 MDT Print View

Those jackets were in fashion a few years ago. I have seen people wearing them out around town. Favored by women of a certain age. I have always wanted one myself. Now that they've become hiker chic, and not just Sunday brunch chic, maybe it's time.

Chris Chastain
(Thangfish) - F

Locale: S. Central NC, USA
Re: Re: Tyvek jacket on 04/15/2009 15:54:44 MDT Print View

> Favored by women of a certain age.
wink smiley

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: Tyvek jacket? - protective-clothing.net on 04/15/2009 16:20:03 MDT Print View

Mark, thanks for link for http://www.protective-clothing.net/

I see they sell hoods, which you'd need to order if you got their jacket as the jacket does not include a hood, right?

Very affordable. Are the jackets 100% tyvek, it doesn't say for sure on the web page (see http://www.protective-clothing.net/sheddable_shells.html ). Also, why did you only try it a few years ago, what did you switch to and why?

Thanks.