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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
    I was talking to Cedar Tree at Trail Days about eVENT. He was able to acquire a small amount to make a few Packa's. Then he found out their minimum order for eVENT was some astronomical amount (over a thousand yards). THAT will keep the small (cottage) manufacturers out of that game. It is a shame, eVENT is an awesome material.
    It would be cool if a few of them pooled their resources and each took 100 yards.

    I'd buy an eVent Packa for sure! Plus I wouldn't mind a TQ with a couple strips of eVent in it. And if I could get my own few yards of the stuff, I'd make a hammock sock with an event top!

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    Just put in a call to eVent, want to hear it for myself. Will post results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
    Just put in a call to eVent, want to hear it for myself. Will post results.

    Cheers, Dale
    Hey Darby, Please don't mention my name or product. When I told you that number (which was 10,000 yds min order), that information was not coming from the manufacturers of eVent (BHA I think), it was coming from MY manufacturer. I needed to buy 10,000 yards of eVent just to get a color change. I can still get eVent, but only in red. I am getting more though, be here in December.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Perez View Post
    I'm wondering why the footwear industry hasn't switched to eVENT and tossed the Gore-tex lining. Sounds like the perfect Trailrunner shoe to me. What do you guys think?
    Raul,

    Keen used to use eVent in it's Winter Growler boot, but then developed their own material. Maybe tired of paying for pricey eVent????


    From BackpackingLight 2008 . . .
    Although there are a lot of waterproof insulated boots on the market, it is hard to find a model that is truly lightweight. The Keen Growler is one of the lightest available, has a waterproof/breathable liner, 200-gram insulation, and weight of 19.6 ounces/boot (men’s 9).

    The original Growler had an eVENT membrane to make it waterproof and Primaloft insulation, but the current model uses proprietary KeenDry waterproof/breathable technology and KeenWarm insulation. The Growler is claimed to be warm down to -20 F, which may be a bit optimistic. Sizes: Men’s 7-14, women’s 5-11. MSRP: $124.99.

    We chose the Grower because it uses mostly synthetic materials to minimize weight, its tread provides excellent traction, and its roomy interior provides ample room to wear thick socks.
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    Thanks HC. I have the growlers... great winter boot/shoe! Still wondering why some of the other large brands like Salomon, Asolo, Merrell dont use eVent since Goretex isn't as breathable as the manufactures want you to think.
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    ...Still awaiting a response from StormCrow on this matter....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood Guy View Post
    ...Still awaiting a response from StormCrow on this matter....
    Stormcrow was hiking recently in Minnesota, I believe I saw in another thread. Have you contacted him directly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    I just started using a Golite Ultralite 3 top quilt and love it. The website says the head and foot ends are Pertex. Don't know the difference btw Pertex and eVent but I do get less wetness on the quilt near my mouth from breath condensation.
    You got less wetness from breath condensation because you were comatose and barely breathing. I mean, you slept right through the MAHHA Cookout/Potluck and raffle! Man, that was POWER NAPPING at its best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood Guy View Post
    ...Still awaiting a response from StormCrow on this matter....
    Thorwren responding for Stormcrow - He hasn't had a day off, really, since January, so he was yanked off the machine by Fin and Shug for a 3 day hike at the SHT. I've been manning the forte, albeit by the skin of my teeth.

    As for the eVent, we are so swamped with orders that any and all of our products hopefuls are currently thrown to the back burner until we get caught up, including researching eVent. We're neck deep. We will certainly look into it as soon as we get a moment to catch our breath! Thanks for the heads up on a new material we can look into!

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    eVent is actually pretty old technology. Pertex is lighter and effectively does the same thing. Not sure about the availability of Pertex over your side of the Atlantic though. I'd go for Pertex Endurance over eVent for this application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJ View Post
    eVent is actually pretty old technology. Pertex is lighter and effectively does the same thing. Not sure about the availability of Pertex over your side of the Atlantic though. I'd go for Pertex Endurance over eVent for this application.
    A Quick research and I turned up this:


    Pertex Endurance

    The micro-porous coating on the Endurance fabric is designed for breathability and water resistance. It has won high praise in reviews such as this one from Backpacker Magazine. Some manufacturers chose it for their top line sleeping bags, largely for being lighter than other WP/B fabrics. While we prefer eVENT for the much greater breathability, we have tested Endurance in our rental department for many years without receiving a single negative comment. Now the fabric is being discontinued, as Pertex has shut down their manufacturing. This may be your last chance for this fabric. Fabric Weight 1.7 oz/sq.yd.

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