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Adam Criswell
(macrophyllum) - F

Locale: Northern California
Solarweave on 03/05/2010 11:14:21 MST Print View

Does anyone have experience sewing with this fabric? Is it breathable and how much does it weigh?

I am looking to make a shirt and pants for desert hiking and am wondering if this is suitable.

Thanks

Adam Criswell
(macrophyllum) - F

Locale: Northern California
Solarweave on 03/10/2010 13:22:12 MST Print View

No Comments? Sells for ~$9.00/ yard at OWFINC. Anyone? :)

Jeremy Greene
(tippymcstagger) - F

Locale: North Texas
Re: Solarweave on 03/10/2010 13:38:34 MST Print View

I hope you try it, so we can read the report. I want to build my own when I settle on a fabric. I am totally unimpressed with off the shelf warm weather hiking pants and shirts. Some have good fabrics, but meh.

Adam Criswell
(macrophyllum) - F

Locale: Northern California
Solarweave on 03/11/2010 13:11:29 MST Print View

Well, I found out a little bit more. It is a kind of supplex nylon ~3.1 oz/yd. with a coating that blocks the majority of UV rays (I saw ratings of 30 to 50 upf). It is supposedly breathable and somewhat windproof. I guess I will give it a try and let you all know how it goes. Might take a little while as I still have a couple projects to finish first.

Ross P Hemphill
(rbimli) - F

Locale: PNW
more interest on 03/26/2010 20:27:33 MDT Print View

Adam,

Just wanted to let you know that there's at least one more of us wondering how it is. Looks like it might be worth getting over more standard Taslans/Supplexes, but I wonder if it's less breathable.

Thanks!