Feb 22, 2012 at 7:24 pm #1286068
I dont know if this has been posted but dont think it has so tell me and i'll take it down.
Zpacks is now selling .85 oz/yd2 (about .95 oz/yd2 finished) pertex quantum in green for **9.95/yard**. I thought some of you might want to know about this because pertex has a good track record and has not been sold (as far as I know) to MYOG-ers. I don't know how it compares to the new M50 but at a similar price point it would be cool to compare.
-ConnerFeb 22, 2012 at 7:32 pm #1843295
Ben SmithBPL Member
I've got the same thing in a Medium Charcoal Gray if anyone is interested.Feb 22, 2012 at 9:56 pm #1843346
Dustin ShortBPL Member
Connor, the fairer comparison would be with Thru-Hiker's M90 (same price point and both around 1.0 oz/yd^2 whereas m50 is noticeably lighter).
Honestly I think at this point we are splitting hairs. At these weights there is really only two categories of fabric: quality and junk. Quality means a working DWR, acceptably downproof, not fragile (not necessarily robust, but nothing that will fall apart under normal conditions).
Junk is basically anything too weak to be trusted, leaks feathers, or no DWR.
So at the ~1.0oz/yd^2 mark we have Intrepid, M90, and now Pertex available for the MYOG community. They'll all be good enough with minor variations for tweaking application use (beter down proofness vs DWR vs breathability).
In the ~0.7oz/yd^2 realm we have the new M50, KG-8D, and SevenD (the latter priced much higher than the newest entries).
Either way, thanks for letting us know! While I'm sure there's minimal differences in quality, it is nice to see such a big brand fabric available to the MYOG crowd (*hint* eVent *hint*). And more options is always good for the consumer ;)Feb 23, 2012 at 7:45 am #1843449
Daryl and DarylBPL Member
@lyrad1Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
I don't see it listed on your site. Are just offering it to us?
DarylFeb 23, 2012 at 7:46 am #1843450
Ben SmithBPL Member
Yes, for right now, Daryl. I will be putting it on my site at some point.
If you want any, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.orgFeb 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm #1843739
Andy DuncanBPL Member
Thanks for the reminder Connor. I just order 3 yards from Zpacks for my next quilt project. FWIW I've been waiting to check out this new green color, it might make a good windshirt. . .Feb 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm #1843834
Sam FarringtonBPL Member
@scfhomeLocale: Chocorua NH, USA
"While I'm sure there's minimal differences in quality …"
Would love to know why you are sure about this.Feb 23, 2012 at 6:54 pm #1843837
Ryan SmithBPL Member
I've never been very happy with Pertex's downproofness personally. I have three items that use Pertex and they all leak down like crazy. Maybe I'm the only one…
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