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I'm looking for .8 oz DWR nylon for the top panel of a bivy. Neither thru-hiker or OWF seems to carry it currently. Is anyone aware of other sources?
http://www.thru-hiker.com/MaterialDetail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=MG117&subcat=RipstopDescription: 0.8 oz per square yard ultralite downproof ripstop finished with a high quality DWR.
I asked the question at the Thru-Hiker Message board and this is AYCE's answer:Thru-Hiker Message Board==============================="I've mentioned several times over the last year and a half that the 0.8 was no longer being manufactured, and the last of it was just sold.There is a new sub 1 oz downproof, the first of which just shipped to fill backorders. Expect an announcement on the homepage soon concerning it and other new gearmaking supplies.This premium cloth is a 20d x 20d symmetrical single-calendared downproof taffeta. It represents a substantial improvement on the previous sub 1 oz, especially in the areas of breathability and appearance.RE color: as Henry Ford said, "You can have any color, as long as it's black".AYCE===============================
Edited by bfornshell on 01/20/2006 09:35:37 MST.
David, it's great that you are doing this. Please keep us informed on the design and progress. I know that I'm VERY interested in making a silnylon/DWR bivy this winter.Thanks in advance!-jamie
Thru-hiker's new taffeta
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