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    Original JRB WeatherShield

    I have acquired an original version of the JRB weathershield (type 1?)
    It is made of a material very much like DriDucks poncho.
    Question...would this material breathe well enough to make an overcover for winter use?
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    Don't do it! Those things are collector's items.
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    When I was looking for new raingear, the reviews on the DriDucks made it sound like they tore up pretty easily. Is that not a problem when using that material for a weathershield?

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    yes it will breathe enough, but you will still need to make considerations for
    condensation in certain types of weather. would largely depend on your
    design and how permissive it is to airflow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    I have acquired an original version of the JRB weathershield (type 1?)
    It is made of a material very much like DriDucks poncho.
    Question...would this material breathe well enough to make an overcover for winter use?
    If you have a Hennessy just buy the overcover, don't chop up a classic piece of gear. The hennessy overcover is lighter anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Don't do it! Those things are collector's items.
    If it is a collectors item, what is it worth?
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    Breathes great, resists moisture very well, too.

    Won't last forever, so if you there's a use you can enjoy........make the call!!!!

    Love mine, especially the top that came with the set - perfect summer "quilt".
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    Quote Originally Posted by east_stingray View Post
    When I was looking for new raingear, the reviews on the DriDucks made it sound like they tore up pretty easily. Is that not a problem when using that material for a weathershield?
    A "weathershield" is just a cover for the top, bottom or both sides (sock) of your hammock set-up. The purpose of a topcover weathershield is to stop cold drafts in cold conditions (below 20* IMO). It is estimated that a topcover gives about 10*F of temp boost,.
    I would still be using my tarp so wear and tear on the actual weathershield material would consist of packing/unpacking and getting in/out of the hammock. In other words, very little wear and tear
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    I LOVE my original JRB WeatherShield !

    I use the under cover way more than the top cover, though I would never give either of them up!
    The set works GREAT here in GA during the cold weather OR if I'm heading out into rain, rain, rain. Another thing I really love about them is that they really help cut the wind !!

    Really glad I had that under cover over my NS during a heck of a storm with rain blowing sideways and rather frightening hail added in....

    My quilt stayed dry!

    Heck, they may even keep out monsters, they are so great!

    Perkolady

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perkolady View Post
    I LOVE my original JRB WeatherShield !

    I use the under cover way more than the top cover, though I would never give either of them up!
    The set works GREAT here in GA during the cold weather OR if I'm heading out into rain, rain, rain. Another thing I really love about them is that they really help cut the wind !!

    Really glad I had that under cover over my NS during a heck of a storm with rain blowing sideways and rather frightening hail added in....

    My quilt stayed dry!

    Heck, they may even keep out monsters, they are so great!

    Perkolady
    I camped in a gap on the GA BMT last week. A storm blew in during the night and the wind was blowing the length of my tarp and hammock. The wind was blowing hard enough that I was getting a draft between my JRB Nest and the hammock with every gust. The UQ stayed dry but I'd have been a lot more comfortable had I had the Weathershield.

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