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$10 Tyvek coveralls converted to 2.95oz jacket & 1.73oz chaps.
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Rusty Beaver
(rustyb) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Re: Update on 01/05/2014 16:52:36 MST Print View

Good job!

Edward Barton
(porosantihodos) - MLife

Locale: Boston
Re: longevity on 03/15/2015 15:34:06 MDT Print View

Rusty and others, how have your jackets held up?

I recently got one and have been impressed with the combination of breathability, water resistance, and air permeability. But I've heard it is also easily abraded, pills, wets out in the presence of body oils, etc. Perhaps the tyvek in these coveralls is different than the 1443r that some mention, less prone to durability issues? According to one post above, it has a higher HH, so perhaps it is a thicker version?

Rusty Beaver
(rustyb) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Re: Re: longevity on 03/15/2015 18:33:35 MDT Print View


I don't have that much time in mine. Perhaps around a dozen uses. Thus far though, it's doing great. I have noticed a small amount of pilling...but that doesn't make it perform any different. I'd say I've got way more use out of it than the small investment I have in to it. And at the rate it's going, it'll be good for another decade.

As to your other questions, I'm sorry but don't know.