Been thinking about using the antigravitygear stuff for a tarp/poncho combo, and I have a question regarding breathability.
I know that it's rated WPB, and 98%+ waterproof, but how does it breathe? Is it really any better than, say, sylnylon or PU-coated nylon when worn? Does anyone have any experience with that particular aspect of it? I've looked at the Tyvek data sheets, but I have a hard time extrapolating from those numbers to actual field conditions and feel of materials.
I mean, I know that once it's saturated with outside moisture it's not going to breathe, but I was also thinking about my Florida "winter" gear. A poncho liner topquilt with a hole cut in the center for my head layered with a windblock should be good for me down to freezing if gathered right and combined with normal hiking clothes. Thing is, I'm worried about moisture buildup in the liner when using a VBL on the outside. If Tyvek can breathe relatively well in dry conditions, it'd be one more thing I wouldn't have to carry.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by FLRider; 09-16-2011 at 11:35. Reason: Grammar and structure.