Performance of Polyester versus Polyester/Nylon blend for softshell
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(mountainwalker) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area & New England
Performance of Polyester versus Polyester/Nylon blend for softshell on 09/26/2013 15:10:38 MDT Print View

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.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
fabrics on 09/26/2013 21:54:43 MDT Print View

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.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Performance of Polyester versus Polyester/Nylon blend for softshell on 09/27/2013 15:43:40 MDT Print View

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.