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    Sil Nylon for down?

    Is it important for down to be put in a breathable fabric? One downfall of down is that it can get wet and of course lose it's loft. Sil Nylon would make a fairly waterproof down setup. Any bad issues with using sil nylon for down? Thanks.

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    Sil isn't breathable so the down wouldn't be able to loft after you unpack it. You could put a breathable strip of momentum or something.

    It would also be a vapor barrier, obviously...make sure that's something you want to deal with as well.

    I've been thinking about making an UQ with a sil layer against the hammock and a momentum outer layer.
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    You will need, as Jeff mentioned - a breathable component. Not just for loft.

    Unless your shell is absolutely waterproof like a dry sack, (which will also mean that it will be like a balloon and hold all the air, non-compressible, non-loftable) - then when (yes, when) some water does get inside, you'll be years trying to dry it out. Use a breathable portion (on the underside, part that won't be against you/your hammock body) to allow for loft and for drying if needed.
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    Thanks...I see now.

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