HyperVent is the most practical solution for the prevention of dampness (condensation) forming beneath boat beds. Before HyperVent, the approach to dealing with dampness and the resulting mold (odor) was to accept the problem as inevitable and to treat the symptoms. The most common treatment was simply drying the bedding above-deck in the sun (if available).
What is HyperVent?
HyperVent is a special material that consists of a white spun polymer woven into
a large open configuration that is bonded to a breathable white fabric layer.
This light mesh of polymer does not compress, allowing an open layer of
air to form. It is 3/4" thick, allowing plenty of dry air to circulate.
Below is a close-up picture of the polymer matrix. This material is lightweight
and flexible, yet rigid enough to hold its shape indefinitely. The texture of HyperVent can not be felt even through the thinnest of mattresses!
HyperVent prevents dampness and the accompanying annoyances in three ways:
1. Allows warm air to circulate under the mattress, thereby minimizing an essential
condition for condensation.
2. The circulating air allowed by HyperVent promotes
evaporation of moisture.
3. HyperVent separates the bedding from any moisture
that might form.
HyperVent works by creating
a dynamic airspace below the mattress
that prevents condensation and allows the moist air to escape.
The primary characteristics that contribute
to the success & satisfaction with HyperVent include:
The semi-rigid structure that elevates the mattress and bedding (even with a heavy person) and allows nearly unobstructed air flow
Easy to cut (scissors work fine)
Easy to join in order to make any required extended width (with adhesive applied to a 3" overhanging flap which can act as a hinge)
Easy to clean and dry if washed (very durable, unaffected by common soaps, hot water or steam cleaning)
Very light weight (4.3 oz. per square yard!)
Easy to roll up or bend through tight passageways
Virtually maintenance-free but can be washed... extremely durable
Outlasts the life of any mattress
Unaffected by freezing temperatures (it maintains its strength and flexibility)
HyperVent comes in White in widths of 39" and uncut lengths to 50'