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Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Momentum and Down, bulk? on 09/02/2009 15:06:31 MDT Print View

Hey guys, new to the forums, and UL in general. Really feeling the vibes here, as a hardcore DIYer myself, I'm ready to apply that ideology to backpacking.

So, I'm about to make a couple of quilts for my lady and I, and I'm wondering if there is anyplace else to buy the 0.9 Momentum that thru-hiker has, but maybe get a better price on buying bulk. There are a few things I'd like to make with it, and would be willing to buy some yardage to save some money.

Does owfinc.com have an equivalent? All I see is 1.1oz stuff there.. Any other locations?

Also, what about buying down, like an lb at a time as opposed to 3oz increments?

Walter Carrington
(Snowleopard) - M

Locale: Mass.
Momentum fabric. on 09/02/2009 15:26:46 MDT Print View

I think thru-hiker.com and mountainlaureldesigns.com had it specially manufactured or as a huge quantity special order for resale. I believe no one else has it. You could contact both places and see if they'll give you a price break on large quantities.
http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/fabric.php (scroll down for momentum).

Pertex quantum is a somewhat similar fabric. Pertex does not sell small quantities for MYOG, though someone on BPL (Bill Fornshell) somehow managed to obtain some.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Pertex on 09/02/2009 17:44:05 MDT Print View

Awesome, thanks for the reply.

A friend of mine is a VP for a large textile maker, I'll ask him to see if he can get me some samples of the Pertex.

Thanks for the info!

Josh Leavitt
(Joshleavitt) - F

Locale: Ruta Locura
"Momentum" on 09/03/2009 07:38:08 MDT Print View

Javen

Email me at corujasabia@yahoo.com, depending on how much you want, it can certainly be had cheaper.

Josh

Jan Rezac
(zkoumal) - MLife

Locale: Prague, CZ
RE: Momentum and Down, bulk? on 09/03/2009 18:22:23 MDT Print View

Down can be bought cheaper here, providing you buy some minimal quantity: http://www.featherind.com/