Would WPB Cuben be breathable enough for down sleeping bag & clothing
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Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Would WPB Cuben be breathable enough for down sleeping bag & clothing on 07/06/2012 17:35:32 MDT Print View

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Edited by stephenm on 08/23/2012 13:55:33 MDT.

John Abela
(JohnAbela) - MLife
Re: Would WPB Cuben be breathable enough for down sleeping bag & clothing on 07/06/2012 19:38:24 MDT Print View

Hello,

My answer: Yes

Here is my experience:

Part 1 and Part 2

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: Would WPB Cuben be breathable enough for down sleeping bag & clothing on 07/06/2012 19:41:42 MDT Print View

Cheers John,

I see your experience is using Cuben rain gear, so you think it would be breathable enough to use on a sleeping bag or down jacket?

Edited by stephenm on 07/06/2012 19:43:51 MDT.

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Some do on 07/06/2012 19:46:53 MDT Print View

John has a Cuben quilt and so do a few others including Doug and Nick. I'm sure they'll come along and fill you in on that.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Some do on 07/06/2012 19:51:30 MDT Print View

Cheers Warren,

I have seen some non breathable Cuben quilts, I am interested to find out how it would work with the breathable type.

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Urps! on 07/06/2012 22:05:52 MDT Print View

Yeah, I read WPB but just moved right along to anything Cuben in my response. Not sure on that one. But I'm in for this thread. Hopefully there's some use of that WPB material in sleep and clothing systems (other than's already been commented on by John anyway).

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: breathable cuben fiber gear on 07/06/2012 23:02:42 MDT Print View

Not a problem. I have a rains shell, bivy, and a quilt made of the equivalent 0.33 breathable cuben. I can't comment on the thicker versions because I have limited experience. do it and post some pics!

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: The Great Lakes Bay Region
Re: Re: breathable cuben fiber gear on 07/07/2012 09:05:34 MDT Print View

Cheers Guys,

I won't be making my mind up until I see how Dwr down works out in field. I am thinking the obvious advantages will be some weight savings and better moisture management.

Have a great weekend,

Stephen