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    Question DWR and Gore Tex / eVent

    Does anyone know:
    The difference in BREATH-ABILITY between these and other fabrics?
    I heard that DWR was many times as breathable as even eVent, but can anyone pass on documentation or knowledge?
    Thanks, Mule
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    I know there is some bags made out of it, so it must breath some. I would also be interested in knowing this. I have been thinking about a bag or topquilt made out of a more waterproof material.
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    Event has been touted as the most breathable of the WP/breathable fabric but since it costs so much I may never know myself. That stuff is pricey.

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    Try this link for some information: http://www.featheredfriends.com
    Last edited by smithobx; 02-29-2008 at 09:14.

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    Or this? Same link done differently. I think you meant this one, John.

    Here's an Event factsheet (pdf).
    Last edited by NCPatrick; 02-29-2008 at 09:18.


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    Yes thats the one, John

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    One of the reasons I am asking is that I have a fairly expensive Patagonia Rain jacket made with their so-called best breathable material. The material is:
    "2.7-oz., 2.5-layer, 50-denier ripstop nylon with a waterproof H2No® HB (highly breathable) barrier; Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish".
    The jacket I made from DWR ripstop blows this jacket away for breath-ability.
    I'll bet DWR is multiple times as breathable as this stuff.
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    Probably the most detailed treatment I have seen of the relative merits of WPB materials is this article on the BPL site.

    http://tinyurl.com/au329

    Edit: Sorry folks, I thought I'd checked it to see if it was a subscription-required article. You do need a BPL membership to view it. Thanks Angrysparrow.
    Here is another source for some of the data presented there:

    http://www.shelby.fi/tips/breathability.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by drewboy View Post
    Probably the most detailed treatment I have seen of the relative merits of WPB materials is this article on the BPL site.

    http://tinyurl.com/au329
    For the record, that link requires a BPL subscription.

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    Very interesting link. Thanks angrysparrow. Still no data on DWR but it must be higher transfer rate than the membrane it is protecting.
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