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#86424 - 01/08/08 07:59 AM Tyvek jacket
lars Offline
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Registered: 01/31/03
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Loc: Bay Area
I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry. West Coast youth fashion label American Apparel is selling a $28 Tyvek jacket

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#86425 - 01/08/08 09:26 AM Re: Tyvek jacket [Re: lars]
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Registered: 03/04/04
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Loc: Eastern Idaho
I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry.

Good question, since they cost $10 <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />! http://www.sportshell.com/ ; Spock pointed these out a while back. I got curious.
I bought an original and premium April 2007. They are definitely light. They are soft, waterproof and make a good wind break. They are not as breathable as my O2 jacket; so I dont like wearing the tyvek above 65F. The tyvek does pack smaller than my O2.

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#86426 - 01/08/08 10:38 AM Re: Tyvek jacket [Re: BarryP]
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The first time I saw a Tyvek jacket (not intended for lab use) was waaaaaaaay back in '80 or '81. A schoolmate of mine was a gymnast, and she had a really cool Tyvek jacket printed with a world map from one of her competitions.

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#86427 - 01/08/08 10:58 AM Re: Tyvek jacket [Re: midnightsun03]
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I'm strolling down memory lane with midnightsun. Tyvek jackets were sold as cycling wear with wild patterns on them. Circa 1980. I got one for free somewhere.

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#86428 - 01/08/08 11:19 AM Re: Tyvek jacket [Re: Trailrunner]
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They work well but don't last as long as nylon.
I am going to try some coveralls for my next winter trip.

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#86429 - 01/09/08 11:02 AM Re: Tyvek jacket [Re: JAK]
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JAK tyvek coveralls work to protect your expensive clothing from errant campfire sparks IME <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> Also good for sneakin' up on your camping buddies while their out on a Nature Run.....Nothing like making a grown man shriek like a little girl to get you ROTFLYAO in the white stuff <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Yeah, and then he saw an abomibale snowman and ran screamin off into the wild blue yonder <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#86430 - 01/09/08 01:47 PM Re: Tyvek jacket [Re: Earthling]
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JAK tyvek coveralls work to protect your expensive clothing from errant campfire sparks IME <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> Also good for sneakin' up on your camping buddies while their out on a Nature Run.....Nothing like making a grown man shriek like a little girl to get you ROTFLYAO in the white stuff <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Yeah, and then he saw an abomibale snowman and ran screamin off into the wild blue yonder <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />


Now, there is an idea. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

I was going to buy a tyvek suit recently for bunny hunting camo in the snow. Much cheaper than the white stuff at Cabelas. But, I found a white "jacket" made out of really thin polyester at a local surplus store for $12. It breathes (really well, no were near waterproof) and doesn't hold water like cotton. I have a w/b jacket that is not white that I can wear under it. Now, I just have to finish the gaitors I am making out of some free tyvek, that I acquired, to compliment my bunny shooting suit. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#86431 - 01/09/08 05:58 PM Re: Tyvek jacket [Re: BarryP]
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Registered: 03/06/07
Posts: 28
So these are completely waterproof? Dang I know the concept of a tyvek jacket sounds dorky. But for $10 instead of $100 for a precip, I'd do it. Does it work well?

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#86432 - 01/09/08 06:05 PM Re: Tyvek jacket [Re: preprunner]
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Posts: 1835
Loc: Los Angeles
I have not seen these particular jackets but I will say that I have never seen one with factory sealed seams. They will leak. I don't own a Precip either but don't expect these to be as durable.

IMO comparing the two is apples/oranges. Depends on what you want out of a jacket.

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