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    Any idea why cotton / canvas windproof, breathable fabric works better than nylon windproof, breathable fabric???
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    Quote Originally Posted by opie984 View Post
    What kind of material did you use? I noticed you mentioned Mac used canvas but your thread title says cotton?
    Cotton upholstery material, about 6 ounce, nearly like cotton canvas

    Quote Originally Posted by millergear View Post
    Any idea why cotton / canvas windproof, breathable fabric works better than nylon windproof, breathable fabric???
    Cotton breaths better, it is not as windproof as nylon, with cotton, moisture will normally go to the outside of the fabric, due to inside being warmer, and then evaporate, or sublimate into the air. All this is assuming temps below 20*F but even better at 10*F

    with Nylon, because it is more windproof, frost accumulated would be on the inside of the nylon. Trapped and usually frozen to frost.

    Nylon is used in some Anorak designs, but there is usually 2 layers and they have an open hem at the bottom to allow frost to drop free out the bottom. In this case the frost usually forms on the outside of the inner layer of nylon
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    Thanks, great explanation!
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    that thing looks great tz.wishing you some cold weather so you can give it a good try out.
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