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So many kinds of elastic!
Is any of it sweat resistant?
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Date: 8/17/13 5:56 PM

I just put new elastic in a pair of DH's cycling shorts. They are 4 years old, which I know from this post I wrote back when I made them He really only wears them in the summer, but he mountain bikes in them and that means tons of sweat. And I suspect they do not always make it to the laundry between rides, which probably takes a toll on the elastic, as well. I found myself wondering if the chlorine resistant elastic might work better for this type of garment. Sweat and chlorine are not the same chemicals, but maybe just a bit tougher? OTOH, if I only have to replace the elastic every 4 years, I shouldn't worry about it too much. I re-sewed the hems but was pleased to see that the serged seams are holding up quite well!

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Date: 8/18/13 6:11 AM

Ive seen swimwear elastic advertised for chlorine and salt water so I suspect that may be a bit more durable. But then again, its about making a profit and most swim wear elastic wont hold up for 4 years either!

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