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Balloon cloth
Samuel, I'm interested in the balloon cloth. I'm looking forward to hearing how it perfoems in HH tests, especially for samples that have been abraded. Silicone coatings are less abrasion r...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hybrid Cuben Fiber - Nylon Fabric
September 17, 11:14am

Justin, keep us posted on that polypro shirt from Taiwan. It sounds interesting.

In GEAR » Outer Bounds Polypro fleeces.
September 15, 5:38pm

I like the shape of that quilt. I've never made a Ray-way quilt, but, if I understand the construction, you should be able to flip it inside out, make small cuts in the insulation layer you wan...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifying a MYOG quilt from Winter to Summer
September 12, 5:53pm

Jake, I'm working on a pair of hydrogen-filled camp shoes that will utilize a cutting-edge "foot balloon" design and be lighter than yours. They will also double as fuel containers, p...

In GEAR » Lightest camp sandals ever?!
September 12, 4:42pm

Polypro fleece
These fleece fabrics look interesting, but I wasn't able to find any apparel made with them. I'm sure these products and this company are legitimate, but I'm always wary of websites...

In GEAR » Outer Bounds Polypro fleeces.
September 12, 4:33pm

That assumption doesn't make sense to me, Dave. In the posted photo, the delamination is creeping across the entire surface of that panel, right up to the edges of the seams. And the pattern of...

In GEAR » marmot "lifetime" warranty worthless for me
September 11, 9:19am

Jesse, is the perimeter seam sealed? Sorry if you mentioned that already and I just missed it.

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG Bivy...
September 10, 1:52pm

I agree with Roger. Silicone is much more resistant to damage by heat than urethanes. The peeling that you saw was probably due to hydrolysis. At elevated temperatures, urethanes react chemically w...

In GEAR » PU and silicone coated fabric and heat
September 09, 5:07pm

Punching foil
There are several archived threads on this topic. As Bob and Gary say, a STURDY paper punch often works. In my experience, a paper punch is likely to work better if it is one of those that has a sh...

In GEAR » Punching holes in titanium foil
September 02, 5:00pm

There are several different Sketchup plugins that will do this. The oldest of these is called Unwrap. There are a few others, including one specifically for inflatables and other "organic"...

In Make Your Own Gear » Software for making patterns?
September 02, 4:53pm

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