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quick drying pants

noley84

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Railriders Eco Mesh pants is a good option also though not cheap.
 

MARC

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Fjallraven vidda or barents trousers are excellent , but not so cheap. Quick drying and durable don't go in the same sentence. Columbia make pants that will dry in a few minutes, but don't expect any protection from them.
 

Kiwisailor

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Hi Karl,

Cordura is basically canvas, so its probably going to be cold when wet.

A few friends of mine wear quick dry pants with poly thermals underneath, personally I find that uncomfortable.
Hi, "Cordura" is a trade marked product made by Dupont.
The fabric is Nylon face fabric, with Urethane liquid membrane applied inside, make it waterproof.. which it kind of does until it wears of by abrasion delamination from oils.
Face fabric is highly abrasion resistant.

Canvas is a solid, through fabric made of a pure cotton (uncommon these days).
Now cotton is blended with polycotton, polyester, Nylon or other fabrics, use specific.
Sails, tents, backpacks, Ute covers.
It is far more rot restsitant than pure cotton which deteriorates due to mould/ fungus.

Primary advantage is that it will "breathe" allowing whatever inside to dry through micro holes. When wet, weft swells and makes it waterproof.
 

Kiwisailor

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As an aside, the word "canvas" is derived from Cannabis..
The early sails and ropes were made from Hemp fabric, so the word canvas evolved.

Hemp is extremely abrasion resistant.
The Otago university here had a real issue cutting Hemp stems as part of the manufacturer of Hemp products, as it blunted the normal disc cutters on tractors quickly.
Early Polynesian sails were woven from Pandanas leaves.
Europeans considered this backwards Tech, however, when the wind became strong, the weave opened up, allowing the air to go through and closing when pressure lessened.
Self reefing sails !
 
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