So maybe this is too large for a simple thread question, but lets try. Getting into the MYOG seen these days AND being an xul/sul/ul desirer can make ones head spin and dollars dwindle. So I will put a list out (feel free to add to it) and you tell me how you use it, pluses and minuses, durability tested, breathability, hell whatever you feel like, basically, lets talk fabric.
Angels made this apparently. It has been touted as the softest feeling fabric man has ever known to exist while maintaining breathability and dare I say durability? Ive seen it used as bivys but for the life of me I do not know how. Then again maybe it pairs with the 0.33 cuben bivy i saw. At the weights Ive seen it seems to give cuben a run for its money on CERTAIN gear. Seen it a lot lately in clothes, bags and anything touching the skin.
The feeling is supposed to be much less desirable then SevenD, but more durable and water resistant(50 not as much as the 55 and 90). I see it going into bivys, sleeping bags, and many products in need of water resistance/proof while maintaining breathability.
God made this and for some unknown reason only shared the secret with Cubic Tech. It also is the majority of mass in clouds. That said, it is an incredible fabric that has seen a surge lately after a lot of us decided the price was somewhat justified. And it is not just about weight. No sagging, complete waterproof, resistance to tear and more. Used in many projects this days.
Then he made light and said that is good and shared it with Cubic Tech. John has pointed out that this material is the lightest WPB fabric, but does not compare( at least in numbers) to other WPB fabrics like event. With that said, it seems to be the answer in a lot of applications like bivy tops or possibly shelters that condensation is an issue?
I know really nothing of this fabric other than what I've read from you guys. Man made, man tested, everyone seems happy, but not lightweight.
Cheap, lightweight, durable, "waterproof", slippery. The first three points make me understand why some vendors are still in the medieval ages of silnylon, but personally I've experienced nothing but hell on earth using it. From slip sliding down to the bottom of tent to waking up with sagging walls soaking my insides, this is a fabric that reminds me of the crack of ul fabric.
So there is my very short list, add to them, tell me what you use them for, what hells you've experienced making gear from the fabric, the joys, other fabrics and their +-. Is one more difficult to work with? why?
Geek out on some fabric, I'm all ears