Originally Posted by Pag
The gore-tex membrane can and will rub off if not protected. I wouldn't use it for a tarp or a sock because of that. I think stuffing it away time after time could destroy that very fragile membrane and make you tarp a shower head in a rain storm and your sock less than ideal. I have a bivy bag made from 3 layer gore Tex and it's not waterproof anymore after just 1 season (winter camping).
Thanks, very interesting.
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