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    Weather Shield.

    Hello! I have question for you guys. I have some sil and want to make a weather shield for my UQ. Is sil a good material to make a weather sheild, or will I get all sweaty? If not what is? I'm sorry if this has been asked before but, I searched and couldn't find any answers. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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    I have made a few of the UQ protectors, similar to what 2QZQ sells. I used 1.1 ripstop. They work very well to block wind and add between 5-10F to the ratings in windy conditions, in my experience. I intentionally did not go with sil, as I wanted the protectors to be breathable. They were pretty simple to make, not much different from making a hammock with a Knotty mod (stretch sides). YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    I have made a few of the UQ protectors, similar to what 2QZQ sells. I used 1.1 ripstop. They work very well to block wind and add between 5-10F to the ratings in windy conditions, in my experience. I intentionally did not go with sil, as I wanted the protectors to be breathable. They were pretty simple to make, not much different from making a hammock with a Knotty mod (stretch sides). YMMV.
    Thanks for the info. That helped a bunch! I'm going to go get me some 1.1 and do it up!!
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    Great! Pics of your finished project (when you make it)....or it didn't happden!
    Last edited by raiffnuke; 08-01-2012 at 05:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    Great! Pics of your finished project....or you didn't make it!
    Sorry, Is it me your referring to? If so I have yet to make the weather shield. Soon it will be done.
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    It's a fair amount more expensive than nylon (~$10/yd), but for a weather shield I would consider Momentum 90 as it's a bit lighter than 1.1 and known for being quite windproof while staying breathable.

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