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Justin Chaussee
(judach) - F

Locale: Earth
tyvek ground sheet on 10/31/2009 15:05:41 MDT Print View

So I finished my tarptent for 2 and was going to make a nice tyvek ground sheet for it. Went to the hardware store and found out tyvek only comes by the roll and is about 80-120 bucks per roll for a few hundred yards of it. How do others get their tyvek for their MYOG projects? Do you just invest 100 bucks in a whole roll? Or is there a super cool website where you can order custom lengths of tyvek? Help!

David Lutz

Locale: Bay Area
"tyvek ground sheet" on 10/31/2009 15:08:52 MDT Print View

Do you have a Contractor buddy, or friend-of-a friend, etc?

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: tyvek ground sheet on 10/31/2009 15:09:07 MDT Print View

You could just order a Tyvek ground sheet from Henry Shires for $12 plus shipping. Not as cheap as making your own, I guess, but cheaper than buying a whole roll! Just order one bigger than you need and cut it down. FWIW.

Justin Chaussee
(judach) - F

Locale: Earth
Re: Re: tyvek ground sheet on 10/31/2009 15:19:06 MDT Print View

I wish I had a contractor buddy... Maybe I can find a new construction site and beg for tyvek! "Will work for Tyvek"

Justin Chaussee
(judach) - F

Locale: Earth
Re: Re: Re: tyvek ground sheet on 10/31/2009 15:24:17 MDT Print View

No one on this site would happen to be a contractor with some spare tyvek laying around, would they??? ;-) I will pay!

Brian Markey
(bmlaw) - MLife

Locale: Northeast
Re: Re: Re: Re: tyvek ground sheet on 10/31/2009 16:18:19 MDT Print View

Anti Gravity Gear sells it by the foot. See:

(drown) - F - MLife

Locale: Shenandoah
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: tyvek ground sheet on 10/31/2009 16:32:18 MDT Print View

Got mine from AGG.


Justin Chaussee
(judach) - F

Locale: Earth
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: tyvek ground sheet on 10/31/2009 16:35:43 MDT Print View

That's perfect. Thanks!!!!

Brian Turner
(Phreak) - F
Tyvek on 11/11/2009 18:45:04 MST Print View

I always have Tyvek laying around from my construction/remodeling business. Let me know what size you need.

Paul Gibson
(pgibson) - F

Locale: SW Idaho
Tyvek by the foot on 11/13/2009 10:30:34 MST Print View

We carrie it by the foot at Arrowhead Equipment. ships same day by priority mail.

Cheers :)


Amy Reid
(marmot8) - MLife

Locale: central Sierra
Tyvek Online on 11/17/2009 16:25:30 MST Print View

I've ordered it online somewhere before but don't remember where. . . I just found it on Quest Outfitters though:

You could check the wiki fabric sources:

I've folded the corners over on my tyvek groundcloth and sewn small grosgrain loops so that I could stake it down without a shelter -- works great.

Edited by marmot8 on 11/17/2009 16:28:12 MST.

Jang-Tian Shieh
(syoten) - MLife

Locale: Taiwan
ebay on 11/17/2009 19:41:47 MST Print View

I think some people are selling it on ebay.
But I only found homewrap type tyvek but not soft structure Tyvek.

I just got 30 feet of 10 feet wide homewrap tyvek from ebay with $1.85*30 plus $5.75 shipping. 9 feet wide one is $1.58 per linear foot.

Edited by syoten on 11/17/2009 19:47:07 MST.

Nick Truax
(nicktruax) - F

Locale: SW Montana
Re: soft tyvek by the yard on 11/22/2009 11:18:21 MST Print View

I purchased the 1443R type tyvek/40g per sq meter(softer and lighter than construction grade) at a kite website -

It comes 60" wide and is sold by the yard with a min of 1 yard and max of 20 yards @ $3.50 a yard.

I've made stuffsacks as well as a ground sheet and they have worked great!

Hope this helps.