Originally Posted by Peter_pan
The drops look like they would shake off.... there also does not appear to have any penitration of the DWR ripstop.
Can you comment/report on these two points?
Yep - you can see in the pics that the DWR beaded up the water really well, and most of it did shake off. I didn't see any specific spots of penetration on the MWUQ but even after shaking it off the fabric still felt damp...I didn't weigh it afterwards so I can't confirm if the down was directly affected but I would be surprised if it wasn't. Even the Hennessy fabric wetted out on the windward end.
I'm pretty happy with the DWR considering how wet it was outside...basically like setting up in an all-night sprinkle with no tarp. This fog was as thick as anything I saw in Monterey, and easily the thickest fog I've seen in North Carolina.
I try to be extra careful with my gear so I wouldn't have liked
to pack it up that wet, but I don't think it was enough to significantly affect the loft after this one night. I would be ok packing it up after a night like this if I had to. Several nights like this with no chance to dry it out during the day and I'd be more concerned...but that's the case with any gear in these conditions.
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