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    Nylon question?

    is pure finish ripstop nylon wind resistant? If not, what can I do to help it shed wind for use in a sythentic underquilt shell?
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    anyone? I've got 20 yards coming and think I made a horrible mistake.
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    I can tell you from personal experience that if you are using pure finish as an outer shell you're making a horrible mistake.

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    A calendered ripstop with DWR would be a much better choice. Use the pure finish for a hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
    I can tell you from personal experience that if you are using pure finish as an outer shell you're making a horrible mistake.
    is it because the wind will rob heat or because it's not down proof? I'm not using down I'm using climashield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous View Post
    is it because the wind will rob heat or because it's not down proof? I'm not using down I'm using clumsiness.
    Zackly.

    I used Argon as an inner shell and 1.1 Marpat as an outer, thinking the Argon was all I needed to block the wind. I did not think far enough ahead to realize that although it would block the wind from hitting me directly, the wind would suck every bit of warmth out of the insulation.

    The quilts work OK if blocked from the wind, but I won't trust them in anything under 40* now. They will work OK as a TQ, but that's b/c my UQs are wider than most folks and they come up the sides a good distance, effectively blocking any air movement the tarp does not.

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