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wouter tas
(joopiii) - F
lol: world's lightest stuff sacs on 04/29/2010 18:59:35 MDT Print View

During my cycling trip through South America, I somehow got one nylon stocking about size of sneaker socks in my laundry bag.
Used it as a UL stuff sack for the rest of the trip. They stuff your stuff surprisingly well.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
netting sacks on 04/29/2010 19:56:48 MDT Print View

Yeah, I've started using netting or organza stuff sacks for organizational purposes.

Ripstop poly/nylon is overkill for most applications.

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: lol: world's lightest stuff sacs on 04/30/2010 10:43:22 MDT Print View

Great Idea! Gonna try it.

Elliott Wolin
(ewolin) - MLife

Locale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
RE: world's lightest stuff sacs on 04/30/2010 11:08:34 MDT Print View

I use lightweight but tough no-see-um netting to make stuff sacks, maybe 0.5 to 0.9 oz/sq-yd. They weigh next to nothing and are quite strong. I often make them from scraps from other projects, but new material is inexpensive.

John Vance
(Servingko) - F

Locale: Intermountain West
See through netting on 04/30/2010 11:21:27 MDT Print View

+1 on the netting. I find the bit of stretch beneficial as well as being able to see what is in the bag and where it is located. I then have one big pack liner (compactor bag) that keeps out the water.

The only exception is my sleeping bag that now goes in a BA Pumphouse bag for my mattress. In the outside mesh pockets I place things I don't want to get wet in ziplock freezer bags.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: See through netting on 04/30/2010 11:30:48 MDT Print View

The netting works pretty good, and I have sewed up several stuff sacks. The stretch is a slight problem for me. When I am sewing seams, it tends to stretch randomly, so I end up with curvy seams.

--B.G.--

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Nylon Stocking on 04/30/2010 11:49:27 MDT Print View

Good for rigging a tent gear loft - for those who use them.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: See through netting on 05/03/2010 13:23:20 MDT Print View

Bob, I use a half inch wide strip of nylon and wrap around the seam before stitching, just pin it 4 or 5 times. Keeps it straight.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: See through netting on 05/03/2010 13:36:57 MDT Print View

I might not be able to afford the extra gram of nylon.

--B.G.--