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eVENT negates the benefits of wool?
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Richard Nisley
(richard295) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
eVENT negates the benefits of wool? on 10/11/2006 13:17:55 MDT Print View

I have read in BPL and multiple other sources that, "Wool is the most technical material you can use for underwear today. Wool will keep you dryer as it absorbs 10 times more water than synthetics. This is very important under a diffusion shell garment, as the transport of moisture through the shell is always to slow to keep up with transpiration."

I have found that with the excellent (dry pore) breathability of eVENT it is not necessary to have a large moisture buffer in the base layer.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Edited by richard295 on 10/11/2006 14:49:09 MDT.

David Olsen

Locale: Steptoe Butte
eVent or wool on 10/11/2006 13:34:27 MDT Print View

Only with tall gaiters backcountry skiing.

I found overheating still overwhelms eVent.