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    Check out the new techie stuff

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVnroyTY24Q

    New fabric from M.H. I thought you folks would be interested in knowing. Wasn't sure where to post so I threw it under weather protection, seems bout right
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    Dry Q is an eVent product so nothing really new, just marketing spin. It will steam you up slightly less than Gore-tex.

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    Actually BackPackingLight.com just finished a series on WPB fabrics and even though this jacket is an eVent product renamed, the actual trail tests measuring temp and humidity inside and outside the jacket during different kinds of hiking (real world tests in other words) showed that DryQ was really no better than Gore-Tex. Another eVent jacket (Montane Specktr Smock) that they test was definitely better than Gore-Tex, but it was a much lighter version of eVent. So maybe the heavier eVent fabrics like DryQ are not really "raising the bar."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBro View Post
    Actually BackPackingLight.com just finished a series on WPB fabrics and even though this jacket is an eVent product renamed, the actual trail tests measuring temp and humidity inside and outside the jacket during different kinds of hiking (real world tests in other words) showed that DryQ was really no better than Gore-Tex. Another eVent jacket (Montane Specktr Smock) that they test was definitely better than Gore-Tex, but it was a much lighter version of eVent. So maybe the heavier eVent fabrics like DryQ are not really "raising the bar."
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    You're right, I thought the DryQ had a slightly better showing, but after revisiting that review it's pretty even. I think the face fabric is the key for the Specktr as to why it does so much better than GT or even other eVents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Violent Green View Post
    You're right, I thought the DryQ had a slightly better showing, but after revisiting that review it's pretty even. I think the face fabric is the key for the Specktr as to why it does so much better than GT or even other eVents.

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    That was a great article. Probably the best I've ever seen on WPB for the real world. The take home message from the article was that, in spite of all the hype from the marketing folks, there are no miracle fabrics, yet. Some versions of eVent do better than GoreTex, but not all. And venting of the jacket is important (pit zips, front zip, etc) for all of them. Kind of stuff we knew all along.
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    I know, great article. The kind that makes me glad I pay for a membership over there. That article alone saved me who knows how many dollars.

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    I always love ad agencies and lawyers trying to rewrite the laws of physics. ;-)

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