waterproof breathable?
Display Avatars Sort By:
Jon Rhoderick
(hotrhoddudeguy) - F - M

Locale: New England
waterproof breathable? on 07/12/2007 22:03:32 MDT Print View

Ive been looking around for making alot of my own gear, but when it comes to a jacket I'm pretty stuck. I was thinking of the thruhiker.com liberty ridge pattern with a hood WP/B fabric, but to me the only lightweight one out there is epic, which only comes in canary yellow and isnt fully waterproof? does anyone have any ideas? I may just go for a poncho tarp but that won't really cover all my needs. My current idea stems from hopefully finding something like pertex endurance and sealing the seams nicely and getting what would seem to be a really light shell, but I wonder if it will be cheaper or lighter than something like the sierra designs nanolights.

Edited by hotrhoddudeguy on 07/12/2007 22:13:58 MDT.

Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: waterproof breathable? on 07/12/2007 23:57:57 MDT Print View

Hey Johathan,
Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics sells Goretex in both 2 & 3 layers.
You would not want to use the Libety Ridge pattern unless you only want an 8 inch zipper.
Trying to modify it for a full zipp doesn't work very well either.
Try the Maxima pattern. For a WPB fabric, you will want the extra breathability with the full zipp.

Joe Federici
(need2boat) - F

Locale: North East
rockwood/shelby on 07/13/2007 09:55:05 MDT Print View

You could also try a patterns by shelby designs

http://www.shelby.fi/catalog/default.php

Look at the Andji Jacket pattern. They also sell fabric but you could buy that in the US for cheaper. The patters and shipping since they weigh little isn't bad.

I've made one of his other desgins and we say they are athletic cut and well designs. He gives you all sizes in each pattern and a fit chart.

http://www.rockywoods.com/ rockwood also sell gortex

Joe F