There are two types of "coated." One is a DWR (durable water resistant) which will bead up water drops when hit with ground splash, but is breathable. Then there is waterproof which is non-breathable.
My preference, even in the humid southeast, is breathable material. If you want to use waterproof fabric then both sides (the hammock side & the outside) need to be non-breathable.
The worst case scenario is to have breathable fabric next to you & waterproof on the outside because water vapor from your body will totally wet out the down & make it useless.
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MAD777, that was exactly the type of information I wanted and is in line with what I was thinking anyway. I did notice on one overnight hang that a ground pad does wonders with blocking the dew from wetting the hammock so I think I'll probably start by making my quilt with breathable material and if moisture becomes an issue I'll make a cover for the quilt that I can use when needed.
i just use downproof ripstop.... no need to use silnylon
just reg old downproof ripstop ...you can find it for $3 a yard at backwoods daydreamer .. your not going to get any cheaper then that and he is a great guy to buy from and ships fast
It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold
+1 on what G.L.P. said.
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A couple recommendations to get down from StormCrow. Does anyone know for sure that you can still buy down from StormCrow? I can't find it or any other DIY materials anywhere on the website and I'm still waiting for a response from him through PM.