Using this as the bottom of our sleeping bag cover/personal bivy, version 2.0. A bit tough to sew because it is so light and slippery.
Question to RSBTR, we are planning on using the cover in the Alpine Hut System in Germany and Austria this summer. Many of the huts now require that all bedding be microwave sterilized to help prevent bed bug infestation. Is the Membrane Silpoly safe to microwave?
Made a pyramid tent, excellent fabric, not that expensive, light weight
The silpoly Membrane product is a nice material with a soft feel. It would be a good choice for a rain jacket. I purchased it for a lightweight tent, but don't know if it will hold up as well as the Membrane silpoly 4000 material.
Membrane silpoly is the best. It doesn't stretch and sag when wet. A taut tarp shedds wind better than a saggy one. Bonus, the poly fabric doesn't get soggy and heavy like nylon. A nylon tarp can get soaked with even a light dew. Langiappe, Membrane has the same low stretch as polyester thread; unlike nylon it won't stretch along long hems or seams and pop the stitching.
Again...great service and product (materials). The material performed so well for the sleeping down quilt that I made for camping. Light, strong, soft and very breathable.