Last edited by TeeDee; 08-07-2007 at 13:33.
I left my uncovered BULA out in the thick Monterey fog a few times. One time I went out there and saw a puddle of water inside the hammock. Directly underneath the puddle, the underside of the hammock and the underquilt were completely dry. Leads me to believe that this material doesn't absorb water.
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i believe there have been times when hikers spent all day hiking in the rain & when they opened their pack, found that water had collected inside the bottom of the pack (or inside the bottom of the pack liner), or inside a stuff sack that was supposed to be water proof.
so it was basically the same as their stuff being submerged for hours.
the article from "jim wood's base camp" that headchange gave in the "S to S" thread is a good article to read about "keeping your critical gear dry".
also, if you're a member w/ backpackinglight.com, they recently put several of the most popular dry bags to the test & gave a pretty lengthily report on that.
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If it helps. When I was using my HH with my nest and snake skins I would wrap my nest inside my HH, and then put that in my snake skins. I think it gave me one more layer of waterproofing for my nest without adding anything to my system.
This just shows how weird I am about getting things wet.
The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".
I think you're dead on with the hammock, though - I think mine would dry out quicker than just about anything else I have in my pack.
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