Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter
Polypro disposable jackets + wadding = lw insulated jacket
Display Avatars Sort By:
al b
(ahbradley) - M
Polypro disposable jackets + wadding = lw insulated jacket on 02/24/2011 12:06:58 MST Print View

Synthetic fleece replacements (e.g. patagonia nano-puff) are expensive and are essentially wadding between two windshirts (and you probably already have one of them):

some wadding comes attached to a polypropelene scrim: so why not sew inside a polypropelene workware disposable "lab coat" (scrim forms inner jacket shell), to make light insulation jacket which can be protected by your usual windproof shell.

wadding that is without a scrim could use two polypro jackets, one as outer shell, one as inner.

Easier options
would be
1)to not bother with wadding insulation in the arms.

2) For a bodywarmer: Scrimmed wadding could be doubled up, one scrim as outer shell, the other as inner (i,e . no need for the polypro jacket(s)). Cheap and easy.

(example of polypro coats:

Edited by ahbradley on 02/24/2011 12:08:09 MST.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Reemay on 02/24/2011 13:14:02 MST Print View

They make Reemay to protect plants in your garden

About 1/2 ounce per square yard

Spun bonded polyester

Also generic versions, heavier and lighter weights

I keep thinking about making something with it