Lightweight mesh for baffles
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David Couch
(Davidc) - F

Locale: England
Lightweight mesh for baffles on 03/09/2006 11:23:44 MST Print View

I've been reading that for Rab's 2006 range of sleeping bags they are using, for the baffles, a fine mesh weighing 17 gm./sq.metre - 0.6 oz/sq,yd -
http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/news/article/mps/UAN/3745/v/1/sp/ -

Anyone know where I can buy mesh this light?

David

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Lightweight mesh for baffles on 03/09/2006 11:45:58 MST Print View

David,
I don't know what exactly they are using, but mesh of similar weight is available from Thruhiker. Look for 'nonoseeum' netting. They say it is 36% lighter than regular noseeum netting which is about 1 oz - and that gives about 0.65 oz. - not enough to make any difference at all. And this stuff is strong.

ThruHiker - breathable fabric page

Edited by vickrhines on 03/09/2006 11:47:32 MST.

David Couch
(Davidc) - F

Locale: England
Lightweight mesh. on 03/09/2006 17:28:47 MST Print View

Thanks, Vick

David

Paul Kaercher
(paulkaercher) - F

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
Re: Lightweight mesh. on 03/14/2006 05:48:08 MST Print View

You might want to consider 5mm silk.
Very light and strong.

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Re: Lightweight mesh. on 03/14/2006 14:38:28 MST Print View

I agree on the silk. Thai silk has some really light stuff .. about 0.6 oz and half the price of nannoseeum netting. The silk is at least as strong as the netting.

David Couch
(Davidc) - F

Locale: England
Lightweight mesh on 03/14/2006 16:34:29 MST Print View

Thanks Paul and thanks again Vick. That sounds worth looking for. Is there a more detailed description/name for the silk material? What other properties has it and what else might it be used for?
The old tailors' joke comes to mind "never mind the quality - feel the width". In this case "feel the weight".

Paul Kaercher
(paulkaercher) - F

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
Re: Lightweight mesh on 03/15/2006 16:32:16 MST Print View

http://www.thaisilks.com

5mm Habotai silk code- 021F
I used this for baffles.

8mm Habotai silk code- 026L
My hammock is made from this.
I weigh 175 lb.
If you weigh much more you may
want to use 10mm silk.