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Christopher *

Locale: US East Coast
Chrome Dome reflective Material on 03/05/2012 16:13:50 MST Print View

Bouncing my head off the walls on this one.
I need help identifying and finding a source to purchase lightweight reflective UV resistant material like that used in the GoLite Chrome Dome trekking umbrella. It is described as a lightweight waterproof tear resistant treated polyester.
If anyone can help identifying and pointing me in the right direction to purchase it would be sincerely appreciated.

Chrome Dome

John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Chrome Dome reflective Material on 03/05/2012 16:16:13 MST Print View

A few things here. Ripstop

Also this.

Edited by Meander on 03/05/2012 16:19:36 MST.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Chrome Dome reflective Material on 03/05/2012 16:56:13 MST Print View

Seattle fabrics used to sell heat reflective fabric. I used some for bivy bottom. But they discontinued.

I think all they have now is reflective, like you can see it if you shine headlights on it. I don't think that will reflect heat.

The other link might work though.

Brad Walker

Locale: SoCal
Re on 03/05/2012 18:11:32 MST Print View

30d Ripstop Nylon, Metalized reflective coating one side. DWR. 60" wide. 1.56oz/yd^2

Urethane Coated 70 Denier Nylon reflective

Christopher *

Locale: US East Coast
Thanks on 03/06/2012 20:09:43 MST Print View

I am going to order the 30d from DIY. I had seen the reflective at Seattle, but it looks like another animal all together. I'll post back here once it comes in to report if it is close to the GoLite material, in case anyone finds themselves asking the same question at a later date.

Thanks for the help.

Terry Trimble
(socal-nomad) - F

Locale: North San Diego county
Chrome Dome reflective Material on 03/07/2012 08:10:39 MST Print View

Most of the reflective ripstop nylon has been well proven by the USA military in the brutal desert region of Iraq.So I would not worry about the fabric plus it easier to source than chasing down reflective polyester that golite uses.
When I saw chrome dome at first I thought you were looking for the perforated mylar nylon that Sequel use to use on their Hat to keep your noggin cool. Sequel made in their great outdoor clothes in the USA then owner took a early retirement. It was by far best duck bill sun hat I even owned it would keep me cool all day long flying R/C gliders.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Chrome Dome reflective Material on 03/07/2012 08:28:32 MST Print View

Or buy an AMK Thermo-Lite bivy and cut it up?