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    Quote Originally Posted by teblum View Post
    Trippclark,

    Beware, I bought some grey and thought it was nysil, but those smarter than I say it is DWR.

    Apparently, if you can blow through it AT ALL, it is DWR. I went back and tested it again and I could BARELY sense any flow through the cloth.

    It sure looks pretty close to waterproof to me, though.

    Tom
    Tom,

    You are right, it is tough to tell the difference, but I am pretty sure this is sil. It has the frayed edges as Jeff describes earlier, holds water overnight, and I cannot blow thru it. I think I got lucky this time. It also is identical to the sil that I purchased from Thru-hiker.com a few months back and to the sil that my MacCat tarp is made of . . . now to figure out what I want to do with the stuff! Lots of possibilities but such limited sewing skills!!

    Tripp

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    Ive got a bolt of that as well, I think it is SIL.

    if it isnt, Ill spray it with silicone spray.

    its the slickest, crinklyiest stuff I have found.

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    so what is dwr good for?

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