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    Is all cuben fiber water proof?

    Just a quick question---is all cuben fiber water proof---or is there a breathable kind that woud allow a hammock to breath?
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    It is a fiber or fabric-reinforced film, not a coated fabric, isn't it?

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    Breathable Cuben

    I've never used it myself, so I can't comment on its merits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    It is a fiber or fabric-reinforced film, not a coated fabric, isn't it?
    Yes, a string/thread/fabric-reinforced film

    However, there is a breathable cuben now; see
    zpacks.com/materials
    It's $60/yard however; $240 hammock anyone? Howabout a $500+ Blackbird?

    I'd rather have a nice set of down quilts myself.

    EDIT:haha! I knew someone would beat me too it.

    I've never used it or even seen it. I suspect it is similar to Type14 tyvek reinforced with dyneema thread though.
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    It's being experimented with in this thread below. Check it out. I think it's a real neat idea and crazy light.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...t=51940&page=3
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    60 bucks a yard------WOW!!!!!!!!! I don't think I'll be going that route for quite a while! Sounds interesting though!
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    The cuben used in the thread Lazy River Road mentioned is not breathable cuben. The cuben used in that thread is regular cuben. Cuben is essentially a loose weave of Mylar or Dyneema sandwiched between layers of a plasticy film. This film is a vapor barrier. Using the waterproof-breathable cuben for a hammock would be pointless as it weighs 1.42oz-sqyd. At a price of $60 a sqyd you would have to be insane to use this to make a hammock. Good 'ol 1.1oz nylon is a much better option.
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