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Richard Nisley
(richard295) - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Materials Sourcing - Polarguard Delta on 10/17/2006 08:22:00 MDT Print View

OWF's "Polyester Continuous Filament" is Polarguard 3D. They're not
permitted to use the name in print, but if you talk to the nice
ladies on the phone they'll tell you. They are closing it out but it's still listed on their insulation page until the inventory is used up.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Materials Sourcing - Polarguard Delta on 10/17/2006 08:41:46 MDT Print View

The price between the Thru-Hiker - Climashield XP at $10.95 a yard and the OWF - PG 3D at 10.36/$10.96 a yard is so close price really isn't a factor. The Climashield XP however, is a much better insulation.

You can wait a month or so and hope to get some (PG - Delta) from if they have some to sell. You may have to buy it in 5 yard amounts. I like the PG - Delta and if it was me and I really didn't need now I would wait and hope for some of the PG - Delta.

I just noticed you are not a member here. You may need to be a member to get the sales notice/and or be able to buy any items like the insulation. I think the notice for new stuff in the store goes out to members first and a lot of times things get sold out before the notice goes public.

Edited by bfornshell on 10/17/2006 08:47:14 MDT.

Justin Ling
(ling_jd) - F

Locale: columbus ohio
Re: Materials Sourcing - Polarguard Delta on 10/18/2006 07:47:18 MDT Print View

thanks so much for all the info. i've been considering becoming a member for awhile now. I'm very new to backpacking, and very cheap about it (hence the diy gear inclinations).

but i love sewing, so i'll definitely be frequenting this thread.

Cameron Reed
(cameronjreed) - F
PolarGuard Delta Retail on 10/18/2006 11:36:24 MDT Print View

I am new to MYOG, but want to try my hand at a PolarGuard Delta Quilt.

Where can I get Polarguard Delta (retail)????

Justin Ling
(ling_jd) - F

Locale: columbus ohio
Re: PolarGuard Delta Retail on 10/18/2006 13:33:19 MDT Print View

hi cameron,

you can find your answer in the last 6 posts before yours.

Tony Burnett
(tlbj6142) - F

Locale: OH--IO
Re: Re: PolarGuard Delta Retail on 10/18/2006 14:15:42 MDT Print View

FWIW, our wacky pal RJ (the older one) doesn't think Delta is worth the trouble if you are using it to make a quilt (

If you end up going with plain old 3D to make a quilt, he is probably the cheapest source, though you have to buy a kit to obtain it. It is not like you have to use his design. But you are required to send a follow-up email explaining how grateful you are that he exists.

Dwight Shackelford
(zydeholic) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Created Materials sourcing repository on Yahoo on 10/19/2006 05:58:09 MDT Print View

I'm started a couple of categories under list. Feel free to set things up over there. Try to approach it from an organized angle.

It can still be moved back over here when done, but at least we get to control it over on Yahoo while we work out the bugs.


Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
new material on 10/20/2006 23:53:14 MDT Print View

havent seen it yet:

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Materials Sourcing on 10/22/2006 04:03:33 MDT Print View

> does one also need some kind of snap installation tool?

For most of these things, yes, you need a special punch and die to set them. I make my own on my lathe. Takes a few failures before I get the punch right for each different thing.

But if you go to a fabric shop you should find little packs of eyelets, snaps etc for sale, with a punch and die included. Sometimes they sell bulk resupply bags there too. If you don't have a lathe, this is the way to go.

David Olsen

Locale: Steptoe Butte
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Materials Sourcing on 12/15/2006 19:17:16 MST Print View

I have some fabrics for sale as well.

Some Cuben #2 (scraps and yards), Sil - lots of colors and some 72" stuff, white spin, paclite, heavier fabrics, xcr,nanoseeum mesh, couple of kinds of closed cell foam.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Momentum90 now available in 6 colors on 01/19/2007 09:31:44 MST Print View

I was looking at the Forum on and saw a notice that they now have
Momentum90 in six (6) colors, Khaki, Grey, Purple, Aaegean Blue, Red, and Black.

If you long for Pertex Quantum but can't get it - some think Momentum90 is as good or better. In the past it was only availble in Black.

Steve Smith
(bardsandwarriors) - F

Locale: Wales
Re: Materials Sourcing on 01/19/2007 11:19:39 MST Print View


Any chance of a UK/European version of this list? Admin, feel free to separate this into a different thread if you wish. My main suppliers include -

Point North (UL fabrics, UL accessories, odd bits, fixings, etc; chec out their 'remnants' for value)

Pennine Outdoor (similar to Point North)

Shelby Extreme Materials (Finland) (similar again, but often have the very latest stuff which the others don't).

Fabrics 'n' Stuff (an ebay shop selling discounted rolls, end-of-rolls, etc. Exc value, frequently sells crisp UL silnylon, taffeta, coated, and sometimes 'unidentified' top-drawer breathables. But you have to take what's there, or wait)

Various "Pound shops" on the high street.

Edited by bardsandwarriors on 01/19/2007 11:22:56 MST.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Pre-Quilted PrimaLoft One now at on 02/15/2007 10:17:22 MST Print View has added
pre-quilted 1.8 ounce per sq yard PrimaLoft One to his inventory of MYOG materials.