What about this Nanosphere at Feathered Friends:
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
if it's not a true coating, then i doubt it would be suitable for tarps. fabric is woven, and just like mesh it has thousands of tiny holes between the fibers, simply making the fibers themselves superhydrophobic wouldn't stop water from being pushed through the weave under pressure(rain), you have to have a coating that will plug up these holes. still, it looks pretty cool and i bet it would give good results on breathable fabric, although i can pour water on my current dwr fabric and it beads and runs off just as well...chocolate syrup, maybe not so much.
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Not here
I just watched this vid today. Even if it's not breathable there are still a bunch of applications I can think of.
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Columbus, IN
Hammock: WBRR, Lots of DIY
Tarp: MacCat; Cloudburst
Insulation: HG-UQ, TQ; WB-Lynx
Suspension: Whoopie Sling
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