HAVENITH, G., 2002. Moisture accumulation in sleeping bags at subzero temperatures - effect of semipermeable and impermeable covers. Textile Research Journal, 72 (4), pp. 281 - 284.
Because subzero temperatures are expected to affect the vapor resistance of micro porous membranes, the effect of using semipermeable and impermeable rain covers for sleeping bags on moisture accumulation in the bags during 6 days of use at -7°C is investigated. Moisture accumulation is related to the vapor resistance of the materials. The best semipermeable material gives the same moisture build-up as no cover. Semiperme able cover materials are effective at reducing moisture accumulation in sleeping bags at moderate subzero temperatures.
This article was published in the serial,
Textile Research Journal [Sage Publications]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/004051750207200401
This research was funded
by the Netherlands Ministry of Defense.