Forum Index » Make Your Own Gear » Anyone heard of this new, lightweight fabric?


Display Avatars Sort By:
Michael Davis
(mad777) - F

Locale: South Florida
Anyone heard of this new, lightweight fabric? on 06/27/2010 16:58:17 MDT Print View

http://www.everest.com.tw/_english/04_news/03_newsdetail.aspx?ID=49

I apologize for not knowing how to place a real "link" but the fabric looks interesting, if it's not all hype.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Anyone heard of this new, lightweight fabric? on 06/27/2010 17:30:33 MDT Print View

Just as long as I don't see UL'ers wrapping themselves up *only* in saran wrap just to outdo this in weight!

Don't know a darned thing about it, but if its worth anything, BPL will take note!

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Re: Anyone heard of this new, lightweight fabric? on 06/27/2010 17:30:57 MDT Print View

"high tearing strength (max. 900g)"

Hmmm, wonder what this means...

Dennis Park
(dpark) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Anyone heard of this new, lightweight fabric? on 06/27/2010 17:34:01 MDT Print View

Since the website shows a jacket, it'll also be interesting to hear reviews on how abrasion resistant it is to shoulder straps.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Anyone heard of this new, lightweight fabric? on 06/27/2010 17:37:52 MDT Print View

Since the fabric itself is just being announced, I doubt we'll see any actual clothing for some time to come.

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Re: Re: Anyone heard of this new, lightweight fabric? on 06/27/2010 17:43:11 MDT Print View

If Montbell's 15 denier is anything to go by, they won't be making any smoking jackets from it.

James D Buch
(rocketman) - F

Locale: Midwest
Thin enough to see through? on 06/27/2010 17:56:42 MDT Print View

The picture of the garment in the background appeared to be "see through".

About time.

I get tired of waiting for the Tshirts to get drenched by rain.

The pants could be interesting as well.

Sanad Toukhly
(Red_Fox) - MLife

Locale: Central Florida
Not Waterproof on 06/27/2010 21:04:15 MDT Print View

The website states that it is armed with "light rain resistance". I guess it's not 100% waterproof. This could make for a very ultralight windproof top. I wonder how fragile this fabric is though.

-Sid

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Not Waterproof on 06/28/2010 08:42:34 MDT Print View

I just contacted them for a sample. We'll see if i can get some to test.

-Tim

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: Not Waterproof on 06/28/2010 09:06:07 MDT Print View

Yeah it says "durable water repellent" in the image at that link.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Not Waterproof on 06/28/2010 09:23:47 MDT Print View

i would love a lighter weight material for breathable quilts! It would rock if my cuben VB quilts were only a tad lighter than my breathable quilts. Hopefully i'll get to test some.

-Tim

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Anyone heard of this new, lightweight fabric? on 06/28/2010 14:15:22 MDT Print View

Says nothing about breathability, so very likely windproof, rain resistant, and non-breathable. Like the old Golite windshirts and the current Montbell UL ones (which Ryan Jordan christened "sauna fabrics"). If true, then I for one am not interested in a lighter weight sauna fabric. The saran wrap is already the gold standard.

Edited by ben2world on 06/28/2010 14:23:45 MDT.

Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: Re: Anyone heard of this new, lightweight fabric? on 06/29/2010 11:28:42 MDT Print View

Anybody have a better link for this?

I can't get it to come up.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
Nylon on 06/29/2010 11:43:06 MDT Print View

From the article, it doesn't sound like it's anything more than 5 denier nylon with a DWR coating. That'll be light for sure, but not that much lighter than existing fabrics like Montbell's 7 denier nylon then use in the ExLight and other jackets.

The breathability of this fabric should be good unless they wreck it with a really thick coating like montbell's windshirts. Low denier nylon with a DWR coating is normally fairly breathable ie. Montbell Ex Light.