Originally Posted by Boomer
...... I'm more wanting to know about waterproofness. I have a standard Superfly. I sealed up the ridgeline, but I think water will soak through the fabric from pressure on the inside (like a tent). Is the cuben fiber a more waterproof fabric? Does it get worn through after repeated folds on the same crease (like a blue tarp)?
Adam answered most of what you asked I think .. on the Superfly, not sure why you sealed the ridgeline ... the only thing that needs sealing on it is the pull outs and some folks don't even do those since they drip outside your hanging area ... but I sealed mine. I've NEVER had the Superfly to leak ... nor mist ... I've had some condensation from the amount of fog and humidity but that's really it. There are all levels of quality in sil nylon but at least on my Camo Superfly ... she's about as water tight as I've seen with sil and I've been in it through some nasty down pours.
I've yet to ride out a downpour in the Cuben but the nature of the fiber is ... pardon my simple comparison ... like a solid plastic. It's not going to absorb water at all, so I'd say it's more water proof than sil nylon to that respect.
As far as wearing from repeated folding ... I honestly can't say. BUT like in the video I've elected to roll and stuff mine because I don't know if it will do that like the old coated nylon tent flies of my younger days. But I think that if you want to fold it ... folding a little differently each time, not allowing it to be subjected to high heat .... can't hurt!