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    breathable heat reflective fabric?

    Is there such thing as breathable heat reflective fabric?
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    SOL Escape Bivy, is Breathable ..Omni Heat material is as well ..I don't know if it's available for purchase ... WV (Dave) perforated Thermoflect ..how this worked out I don't know ..
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    I know that the Columbia Omni-Heat base layer is breathable and heat reflective.

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    Are you looking for a fabric for hammock/TQ/UQ construction or for insulation? As a add on layer to a UQ I've had good luck with Insulfleece by Pellon. It's a fleece coated perforated mylar sheet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Wolf View Post
    SOL Escape Bivy, is Breathable ..Omni Heat material is as well ..I don't know if it's available for purchase ... WV (Dave) perforated Thermoflect ..how this worked out I don't know ..
    My experience is that the Escape fabric is indeed breathable and reflective. It's truly UL and also water-resistant enough to withstand my garden hose test and an overnight puddle-soak test. Remains to be seen how durable it is but I haven't ripped mine yet after 20 full nights of use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    Are you looking for a fabric for hammock/TQ/UQ construction or for insulation? As a add on layer to a UQ I've had good luck with Insulfleece by Pellon. It's a fleece coated perforated mylar sheet.
    True ..application of use would be helpful in determining the best suited material .. I forgot about Insulfleece .. I used a layer in between a PLUQ w/ great results .. for those that don't know ..Insulfleece is a perforated Mylar layer sandwiched between two layers of fleece ( the fleece is very open and long fibers .. it would have to have some sort of layer around to have any real world use)
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    Is insulfleece comparable to insulbrite? I was thinking of adding a layer to my pluq. Would adding possibly more layers if insulbrite be useful or jus adding needless weight and bulk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klanecfsb View Post
    Is insulfleece comparable to insulbrite? I was thinking of adding a layer to my pluq. Would adding possibly more layers if insulbrite be useful or jus adding needless weight and bulk?

    The only thing I could see is that Insulbrite has a hollow core fiber .. I found no mention that Insulfleece uses a hollow core fiber .. if you can look at them side by side .. price it it the same manner ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by lubbockhammockguy View Post
    I know that the Columbia Omni-Heat base layer is breathable and heat reflective.
    In my practical experience with it (I have a fleece with it), I've found it to be very warm for the weight, but not as breathable as "regular" fleece wear.

    I guess that's to be expected. But it does seem to act as a vapor barrier of sorts, so if I work up a sweat, I stay pretty sweaty.
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    i found a reflective mylar backed bondable fleece with micro perforations at walmart

    i can send you a sample
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