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Performance of Polyester versus Polyester/Nylon blend for softshell
All other things being equal, will a softshell that's about half polyester half nylon with a bit of stretch perform any differently than a polyester softshell with a bit of stretch?
Edited by mountainwalker on 09/26/2013 23:23:24 MDT.
Nylon absorbs more water per unit of weight than poly, and is more abrasion resistant. Given the variations in fabrics, this is an almost purely theoretical distinction.
In this case, I think that most of the performance of the fabrics will determined by the fabric construction (knit, weave, etc) and the DWR treatment.Cheers
Edited by rcaffin on 09/27/2013 15:44:09 MDT.
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