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Rafi Harzahav
(rhz10) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
does a pack cover make sense for dyneema packs? on 08/02/2012 14:38:30 MDT Print View

Hi,

There's a chance of rain this weekend in the Sierras, and I'm wondering if I should take my pack cover in addition to using a liner in my Lowe Alpine Zepton 50. They claim the pack is made from dyneema. I'm fairly confident that the liner will keep my stuff dry. It's excessive weight gain from water absorption that I'd like to avoid. I've seen some old posts where they talk about significant weight gain, but I think the pack fabrics were different.

thanks,

rhz

Edited by rhz10 on 08/02/2012 14:53:34 MDT.

Stephan Doyle
(StephanCal)
Re: does a pack cover make sense for dyneema packs? on 08/02/2012 15:13:44 MDT Print View

Dyneema does not absorb water.

wander lust
(sol)
but nylon does on 08/02/2012 15:40:15 MDT Print View

your pack is not only made of dyneema. it contains mostly nylon with a dyneema grid. therefore it will gain some weight due to rain. probably not as much as silnylon does, but it will.