cutting the mesh liner out of a jacket?
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Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
cutting the mesh liner out of a jacket? on 08/29/2010 07:03:18 MDT Print View

just cut the mesh liner out of my HH Dakota Jacket. Weight dropped from 27oz to 20oz without any sacrifice to water and wind protection on the outside of the jacket. however, my question

does cutting out the 100% poly mesh lining in some way mess up my jacket as far as sweat/steam exiting the jacket? if so, would it be just as effective as long as i wear a wicking layer underneath? what if i wore down underneath? just thinking.

thanks in advance.

Edited by rbeard on 08/29/2010 07:05:10 MDT.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
Mesh on 08/30/2010 01:02:15 MDT Print View

The purpose of the mesh is mostly to protect the membrane from abrasion and your skins oils which hinders breathability. Most likely you'll be fine without it. If you want to read more, your jkt is a '2 layer' waterproof/breathable garment which means you've got the outer nylon layer bonded to the inner membrane (the white layer) and then usually mesh is hung inside the garment for the reasons I've mentioned. I think there's a bit more to it than I've stated though, so it's not a bad idea to do a bit more reading although ultimately I don't think it'll affect things too much.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: cutting the mesh liner out of a jacket? on 08/30/2010 06:01:16 MDT Print View

can anyone else chime in? interesting. thanks much.

Edited by rbeard on 08/30/2010 06:01:56 MDT.