where to buy pure dyneema
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sigurd grung
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where to buy pure dyneema on 03/04/2010 16:22:52 MST Print View

Hi, I want to make a new pants, from dyneema. Where can I get some? I can make from scraps, no problem, if anybody has any to sell. Preferrably dark colours but that will be scarce I guess.
Tried Barrday, Fibermaterials Inc and even McHale - no luck.

Brian Camprini
(bcamprini) - MLife

Locale: Southern Appalachians
Re: where to buy pure dyneema on 03/04/2010 16:57:42 MST Print View

Planning on doing some bear rasslin'? (J/K)

Actually a pretty cool idea...but don't let the zipper get stuck or you'll never get them off.

Gary Boyd
(debiant) - F

Locale: Mid-west
You could... on 03/04/2010 17:42:00 MST Print View

try Warwick Mills for Spectra which is almost identical to Dyneema... There are several sources listed for Dyneema fabric if you do a google search, but as far as I know, absolutely none for consumers. I would imagine minimum orders run somewhere around $3000.00

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Thru-hiker.com on 03/04/2010 17:44:53 MST Print View

What's wrong with the Dyneema fabric that Thru-hiker sells?
--B.G.--

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: Thru-hiker.com on 03/04/2010 17:51:06 MST Print View

The fabric sold at thru-hiker is nylon with dyneema threads reinforcing it. The OP asked for full dyneema which is very hard to get for DIY and very expensive.

sigurd grung
(sigurd) - F
warwick on 03/04/2010 17:54:04 MST Print View

thanks for the suggestion, I´ve talked to warwick earlier, they only weave to order and has no stock so small orders are out of the question.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
reply to Chris on 03/04/2010 18:04:48 MST Print View

No, I'm afraid the OP did not mention "full."
--B.G.--

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: reply to Chris on 03/04/2010 18:15:09 MST Print View

Thread title: pure dyneema (pure would be synonymous with full in this case)

Edited by simplespirit on 03/04/2010 18:15:48 MST.

sigurd grung
(sigurd) - F
full on 03/04/2010 18:15:58 MST Print View

sorry, I ment full spectra/dyneema. even my leather pants gets torn up so I want to make a super strong pants and not make another for many years.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
reply to Chris on 03/04/2010 18:22:28 MST Print View

Chris, why don't you let the OP define what he means without putting your own meanings onto it?

Pure and Full are not equal.

Some pants will be made of very light material with some reinforced fabric only around the ankle areas. Other pants might be made totally of the reinforced fabric.
--B.G.--

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: reply to Chris on 03/04/2010 18:50:28 MST Print View

He did, and confirmed what I said.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
where to buy pure dyneema on 03/05/2010 09:29:31 MST Print View

I have no experience with whether either of these companies will sell fabric yardage, but both the McHale and Cilogear backpack companies build backpacks from dyneema (full, pure, 100%, awesome, call it whatever you want) and may be able to sell you a couple yards.