Has anyone noticed that in some conditions clothing might dry more quickly under propore rain gear like dropstopper than in the open air? I am wondering whether I am crazy, or if this might be the case.
This is the third or forth trip over than last four years where it seems like my shirt dried more quickly with a propore jacket on (rainshield o2 or dropstoppers), than when it was left uncovered. I have wondered whether the added heat accumulation might offset the vapor resistance of propore. Anyone have thoughts?
The most recent experience was this weekend. On and off ight drizzle, temp was around 60F, 700ft/mile elevation gain for a good stretch, humidity around 90%, a light breeze, no sun, and a non breathable backpack.
I am pretty sure my sweat was producing more moisture that the on/off drizzle because my sleeves were damp but my back was soaked from the backpack. Eventually the trail leveled out, the drizzle stopped for awhile, so I switched to carrying the backpack to one shoulder and dropped my pace a bit to let my back dry out. After around 40 minutes my back still seemed quit damp. I stopped for around 10 minutes. During that time I put on my Dropstoppers Jacket. I immediately felt some added warm and the wind blocking. When I got up to move again I notice that my back was significantly drier. Did the jacket speed the process somehow, our was it the total stop of work? What do you think?