What Fabric is best for water wicking

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What Fabric is best for water wicking

Post by zelph » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:46 pm

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Re: What Fabric is best for water wicking

Post by ConnieD » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:35 am

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I just got Polartec 200 Series bibs, that are buttersoft. Really nice.

These bibs slide in and out of hunter's bibs or chest waders. These bibs don't tend to hold on to lint. I think these bibs will be "pill resistant".

My "first layer" is still real silk from WinterSilks.com, for example, http://www.wintersilks.com/viewproductg ... splayid=66 instead of Polartec Silkweight Powerdry.

The skin needs a "micro-climate" of insensible moisture for temperature regulation.

Polartec Hardface looks like Schoeller Dryskin, which is very nice to wear. I feel, however, Schoeller Dryskin needs Wind Stopper worn with it, or, incorporated into the garment.

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Re: What Fabric is best for water wicking

Post by zelph » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:56 am

I had mentioned using a fleece blanket on my hammock. It is a piece left over from a project my wife was doing many years ago. The fleece is suppose to be of

the best quality available on the market at that time. The fleece is made by Malden Mills. Here is a little history of the company

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malden_Mills
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Re: What Fabric is best for water wicking

Post by ConnieD » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:26 pm

I think fleece blankets feel nice. I have had one as a "sleeping bag liner".

They do not compress well, and so, take up more than their share of room inside the pack. That is to say, other products do more for weight and space in the pack.

I would like, rather, to see "brushed" nylon used for sleeping bags, and, inside collars and inside cuffs of jackets. In fact, the inside surface of wind shell jackets and pants could be "brushed" nylon.

The "brushed" nylon is a surface finish.

I have "brushed" nylon for the inner surface of an inexpensive sleeping bag, and, it is nice to touch in cold cold weather.

Other nylon fabric finish is "bone chilling cold" to the touch.

In really cold weather, if you touch nylon with your bare skin the cold is actually painful.

No kidding, a ZING of pain from cold that cuts right throught you.

This is the reason I haven't purchased another cold weather sleep system, although I am tempted by nice products offered in down (900-fill) and in Climashield Combat (synthetic-fill).

I have considered asking one of the cottage-industry manufacturers to make their product, for me, using "brushed" nylon fabric I send to them for the inner surface. At the minimum, I would want it from the sleep system inner storm collar to the turned out edge at the top.

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Re: What Fabric is best for water wicking

Post by zelph » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:53 pm

I see lots of under and over quilts made with silnylon..............nasty cold to the touch. I'll take the fleece :D
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