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David Passey
(davidpassey) - F

Locale: New York City
First Project--Bivy on 01/20/2006 07:44:08 MST Print View

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?

Source on 01/20/2006 08:58:45 MST Print View

Description: 0.8 oz per square yard ultralite downproof ripstop finished with a high quality DWR.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
First Project on 01/20/2006 09:33:54 MST Print View

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".

Edited by bfornshell on 01/20/2006 09:35:37 MST.

Pattern on 01/24/2006 12:01:47 MST Print View

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!


Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: First Project on 01/27/2006 02:33:23 MST Print View

Thru-hiker's new taffeta