Tyvek Water Protection

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Tyvek Water Protection

Postby Lava » Jan 4, 2013 11:25 pm

Struck me as a good idea:
http://gossamergear.com/wp/tips/tip-of- ... r-under-10

When I go up to the Marbles here in California for a weekend of alpine caving, I sometimes need a surface rain jacket as well as brief protection from waterfalls in pits. Looks like this will fit the bill for both while being lightweight and cheap. Just thought this might be a useful idea for some of you.
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Re: Tyvek Water Protection

Postby GroundquestMSA » Jan 4, 2013 11:43 pm

I hope it works well for you, and as long as you stay out of the rain or the waterfall and don't exert yourself it likely will.
I've used all of the Tyvek products mentioned while pressure washing indiviual section machines in glass plants. They don't keep me dry, they don't breathe, and they certainly aren't durable.
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Re: Tyvek Water Protection

Postby Martin Sluka » Jan 5, 2013 5:53 am

Anyway such coveral should be very good underwear to hot caves (without any impregnation!) :wink:

Check these (PP means polypropylene):
http://mingerkang.en.made-in-china.com/ ... 4112-.html
http://www.aston-pharma.com/disposable-coveralls/
and many others: http://www.made-in-china.com/products-s ... erall.html

And for impregnation this: http://www.nanoprotex.ca

Or look for future (not the same as nanoprotex.ca): http://www.nanoprotex.eu/en/
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Re: Tyvek Water Protection

Postby Bumbalawski » Jan 5, 2013 9:55 am

I have used those Tyvek coveralls in the glass industry also. They are not durable, do not breathe at all and are not waterproof. I used them to paint cars also and it is like wearing a sweat box.

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Re: Tyvek Water Protection

Postby Scott McCrea » Jan 5, 2013 10:15 am

I have caved in Tyvek coveralls several times when doing bat counts in WNS areas. We wear two suits at a time for more protection. They get trashed and are plenty warm, but you can just wad them up and chuck 'um, spores and all.

Here's some video of us getting suited up and surveying some bats.

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Re: Tyvek Water Protection

Postby GroundquestMSA » Jan 5, 2013 12:37 pm

Bumbalawski wrote:I have used those Tyvek coveralls in the glass industry also. They are not durable, do not breathe at all and are not waterproof. I used them to paint cars also and it is like wearing a sweat box.

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Owens Illinois?
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Re: Tyvek Water Protection

Postby Bumbalawski » Jan 5, 2013 4:59 pm

Actually Mt. Zion Illinois. Those cover-alls tore very easily. They did keep out dust and that is about it.
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Re: Tyvek Water Protection

Postby Lava » Jan 6, 2013 6:48 pm

Thanks for the input, guys. I'm still going to try it this summer when I go back to the Marbles; I'll report back then.
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