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Cam Mcanally
(cambam) - F

Locale: Research Triangle
Momentum .9 on 12/02/2009 18:58:17 MST Print View

Shiny sides facing towards the insulation or facing out?

Stuart Burke
(burkest) - F

Locale: Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
Re: Momentum .9 on 12/02/2009 19:08:23 MST Print View

Shiny side facing towards the insulation.

Nice avatar!

Nia Schmald
(nschmald) - MLife
Re: Re: Momentum .9 on 12/02/2009 19:25:54 MST Print View

>Shiny side facing towards the insulation.

Why? Just out of curiosity?

Tom Caldwell
(Coldspring) - F

Locale: Ozarks
Momentum .9 on 12/02/2009 22:28:41 MST Print View

I would put the dull, yet soft, side against your skin inside the quilt, and put have a shiny side on the exterior of the bag, because it looks cool.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Momentum .9 on 12/02/2009 22:31:11 MST Print View

ayce (guy who had this stuff made) says dull right side shiny wrong side.

-Tim

Samuel C. Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
Why shiny side faces inward on 12/02/2009 23:12:35 MST Print View

Nia,
Momentum has a shiny coating which is opaque and thus obscures the fabric, altho you can see the fabric color and the ripstop lines projecting thru the coating. The other side of the fabric is an attractive DWR mat finish with a mini ripstop. The choice always seemed obvious to me, but each to his/her own.
Sam at Chocorua

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: Momentum .9 on 12/03/2009 10:17:07 MST Print View

One side is shiny because the fabric is calendared (sp?). Basically, that side is shiny because the fabric was melted a bit. Why? Because that closes up the fabric to make it more down-proof. So yes, you want the more down-proof side of the fabric facing the insulation. (And hey, it does just feel and look better that way, too...)