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« on: July 02, 2008 08:01:12 AM »

i want to make some capri or gaucho type pants to wear to a water park. i want them to be able to get wet without weighing down or looking stupid. any idea what type of fabric would be best for this??? thanks for any suggestions!!

« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008 09:03:15 AM »

All my hiking/outdoor pants are made of some form of nylon that dries very quickly.  Some brands have fancy names for their nylon, but that's basically the idea.

While these fabrics are quick drying and pretty much made to get wet, they'll still cling while they're really wet.  Pretty much anything wet is going to cling unless it's some super heavy fabric that can hold it's own while wet (like wool).  Guys' swim trunks always cling for the first few minutes out of the pool until they're pulled down and start to dry out.  Because of this I'd stay away from the gaucho design as the greater bulk would just add weight to drag around.  I'd go for a design alot like board shorts.

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008 06:03:22 PM »

so you think like guys swim suit or board short material would be best as well?

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008 06:37:56 PM »

Try searching for camouflage material. It is heavy weight, tends to repel water and holds it's shape. 

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