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Is Tyvek Really That Bad?
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Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: Re: Re: Washing Tyvek on 10/19/2013 13:03:25 MDT Print View

"'Adventure Medical Kits Sol Emergency Blanket"

I used that blanket for 10 days while doing the Utah Primal Quest.
It is pretty warm for less than 7 ounces.

tyvek on 10/19/2013 13:14:35 MDT Print View

Tyvek house wrap is great stuff.
Its just bulky, and not the lightest option.

The noise has never bothered me. Neither does my spinnaker tent, or my neoair.
I see no need to soften it by washing, when you do that you are really compromising its durability and waterresistance.

Jeffrey McConnell
(Catalyst) - F
1/8 CCF on 10/19/2013 14:10:03 MDT Print View

I often use a 1/8 CCF pad like John. It adds a little more protection to my overpriced inflatable and a little extra warmth as well. I figure it's worth the weight to protect the pad.

Hikin' Jim
(hikin_jim) - MLife

Locale: Orange County, CA, USA
Re: Re: Is Tyvek Really That Bad? on 10/21/2013 18:54:00 MDT Print View

A 1/8 pad (such as what GG, Suluk46,etc sales) is ... about (sometimes lighter) the same weight as tyvek...
What!? Really? No way. A 1/8" pad is about the same weight as Tyvek?

I have a GG Thinlight, but I haven't been using it to save weight. Don't you still have to put something under the 1/8" pad to keep the pad clean? Of do you just put yours directly on the ground?

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Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Is Tyvek Really That Bad? on 10/21/2013 19:05:26 MDT Print View

I like a big ground sheet to keep all of my gear clean and dry, and also give me a place to stretch out and relax. I like it to be almost as big as my tarp footprint.

I haven't used polycro but I've used similar plastic and I hate it. When you move around the plastic moves with you and crinkles up. I like being able to walk over the ground sheet without kicking it around.