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    Temptrol Fabric

    I have just requested a sample of this fabric (material)...

    http://www.radiantbarrier.com/temptrol.htm

    I am seeing all sorts of possibilities with this stuff.
    Anyone ever had experience with this stuff? Thoughts?

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    How does "17.3 lb M/sf" translate? Is that square foot, meter, both, or what? Sounds heavy.

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    I sent them an email and they responded VERY quickly. Here is there response to what 17.3 lbs M/Sq ft. means....

    ""M" is 1000, so it's about 17lbs per 1000 square feet.
    It is very light weight, as you'll notice when you receive the sample."

    Let's do some math to figure out the weight per sq. yard...

    17 lbs * 16oz (per pound) = 276.8 oz per 1000 square feet.

    276.8/1000 = .2768 oz/square feet.

    .2768 oz/sq ft. * 9 (# of sq ft in a yard) = 2.4912 oz./sq yard.

    NOT BAD!!
    Tell me if you see errors in the math.
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    i'd read that as 17.3 pounds mass per square foot. In other words heavy! Although this seems too heavy.

    Its .010" thick this is quite thick...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapt View Post
    i'd read that as 17.3 pounds mass per square foot. In other words heavy! Although this seems too heavy.

    Its .010" thick this is quite thick...
    So what's the problem with a 103 lb UQ?

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    need a sample to see how flexible it is. could make for a good layer in an underquilt. or heck if its good enough just a hammock liner.

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    thats heavier than gold. 1 sqft of gold .01 thick would weigh under 12 pounds

    so something is wrong with the unit or a typo on the site

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    My bet is they put the decimal in the wrong spot. Still would mean a UQ of about 7 or 8 pounds; might be good for car camping.

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    I just crossed the 1000 post barrier; I gotta learn to shut-up.

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    ooh i want a sample

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