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(puddlemonster) - F

Locale: SF Bay - East Bay
To Richard Nisely on 12/12/2012 19:37:16 MST Print View

Just found out the new Houdinis (as of mid 2012) aren't siliconized, they are treated with a DWR. (probably still done in the Epic process, i.e. woven from preg'd yarn)
Might look the same under microscope, but it's not silicone.
It does contain some flourocarbons, so I opted to avoid it.

Edited by puddlemonster on 01/11/2013 17:07:47 MST.

Simas Peciura
Re: To Richard Nisely on 03/18/2013 04:28:05 MDT Print View

How did you find that out?

Rob P
(rpjr) - M
Different Squamish Materials on 03/18/2013 15:42:49 MDT Print View

Don't laugh....I have 2 of these!

I keep the blue one for the most part in my golf bag, folded into its chest pocket. It is a "stretchy" material. I also have a blaze orange one I like to wear for fall hiking (keeps me visible in case hunters are around)...It is clearly a different material...less stretchy and more like a traditional "windbreaker".

Richard, If you have any interest in testing these different materials, let me know.