Podcast Episode October 26, 2021

Episode 48 | Waterproof Breathable Fabrics

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In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Ryan and Andrew chat with Backpacking Light author and materials tester Stephen Seeber about layering, waterproof-breathable fabrics, and new GORE-TEX technology. Also in this episode, we discuss a new pack from Arc’teryx, updates to the popular NEMO Tensor line of sleeping pads, and a follow-up conversation about water-resistant down.

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A few of the jackets Stephen Seeber has tested recently. Photo: Stephen Seeber.


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    Locale: Rocky Mountains

    Companion forum thread to: Episode 48 | Waterproof Breathable Fabrics

    Andrew and Ryan chat with Backpacking Light contributor Stephen Seeber about layering and waterproof-breathable fabrics.

    Woubeir (from Europe)
    BPL Member



    Were you looking for the Gore ePe-patent ? Search then for  US2021/0332202 A1.

    Philip Tschersich
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    Locale: Kodiak Alaska

    The discussion of Gore’s new ePE (expanded polyethylene) waterproof/breathable laminate starting at 1:04:15 in the video/podcast has gotten an update at GearJunkie if anyone cares. The environmental impact seems to the the point of the new material, not so much its performance during use.

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