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Re: [pct-l] Gore-Tex vs. Nylon Shell
- Subject: Re: [pct-l] Gore-Tex vs. Nylon Shell
- From: "R.J.Calliger (510.651.1876)" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 09:17:26 -0700
At 8:47 AM -0700 12/17/98, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>On the Colorado Trail last year we went to nylon shells with hoods. Even
>though it rained almost every day with some very cold rain, the nylon
>shells worked great as long as we were moving and dried quickly after the
>rain stopped. We used them often in windy and cool conditions when it
>wasn't raining. We never wished for our Gore-Tex.
>Annie and the Salesman.
THAT is **very very** surprising-- anytime I use a nylon shell I regret
it-- it does not breath, I am clammy and sticky and you realy can't
tell the difference in a rain even if you are wearing it or not when hiking
hard or climbing I am so wet!!
Maybe it is the ambient humidity is lower out by you than here in the
Sierras..but I loath it evrytime I wind up with my nyon instead of
my gortex (usually cause it's a "nice" day and I leave parkas in the
car and somehow end up with the nylon coat- maybe becasue it
does weigh less- it is in my emergency kit-- the only good use for
it seems to be a static situation- ie to cover non-ambulatory wounded
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