Oware 1.1 Ripstop DWR quality?
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Brandon Guy
(brucky) - F

Locale: Central Cal
Oware 1.1 Ripstop DWR quality? on 08/27/2011 12:29:56 MDT Print View

Does anybody have experience using this fabric? The Ripstop nylon 1.1 DWR 30 denier shell fabric 70" from Oware?
http://shop.bivysack.com/product.sc?productId=85&categoryId=10

I'm looking to make a quilt and at the price this looks like a great deal. Has anybody used it? Is the DWR good quality?

Pilate de Guerre
(deGuerre) - F

Locale: SE, USA
Re: Oware 1.1 Ripstop DWR quality? on 08/27/2011 13:54:50 MDT Print View

I have no experience with it. I too was curious so I emailed Dave at Oware. From Dave:

"The fabric is 1.1 oz finished weight (per yard squared). It is a DWR fabric like the Quarktex, but not as hot calendared and made of a heavier 30 denier thread. The Quarktex is a 20 denier thread.

The properties of the two fabrics would be similar with the Quarktex being slighly[sic] lighter, more wind and water repellant."

Looks like a bargain especially if your quilt will be used inside a bivy to stabilize the air and protect from water.