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    Senior Member Raymond's Avatar
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    Whatever happened to texolite?

    I still have my Early Winters Silver Lining jacket, but itís in pretty bad shape, particularly the inside part, the mesh lining. The zipper hasnít worked for years, either, but the snaps are fine. I donít see much evidence that companies use this material (texolite) anymore. Why not?

    Itís a reflective material, supposedly like they use in astronautsí clothing, that reflects radiant heat back onto its wearer. Much lighter in weight and packs smaller than clothing insulated with fill, either down or polyester.

    We asked a salesperson about it at L.L. Bean years ago, but he or she didnít know anything about it.

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    How about this : http://www.columbia.com/Omni-Heat/Sc...efault,pg.html


    I also used some of this material to make a very light weight bivy sack (13.oz) and it folds to the size of a beer can and is water proof. The downside is it is not breathable Hope these help. I will see if I can get a picture of it and post it.

    http://www.ahh.biz/products/speciali...on_Ripstop.htm

    -Tom

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    Columbia, eh? Thanks. Iíll keep my eye open.

    I had a couple Silver Lining water bottle covers, too, but I lost one on East Hitchcock and the other somehow along the Pemi Bike Path, near the Basin. They werenít nearly as bulky as those Outdoor Research ones; I could still fit the covered bottles in my packís bottle pockets. Not so with the thick Outdoor Research one I have.

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