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Christopher Eldred
(celdred) - MLife

Locale: Mountains!
Trade materials for manpower (or womanpower) on 05/18/2010 12:14:46 MDT Print View

Hey all,

I have a box of materials bought from that I purchased thinking that I was going to try my hand at making gear. Well it has been a few years now and I have realized I just don't have the time or inclination to do so. I would like to pass these materials on, so here is the deal:

I would be willing to give someone the box plus some cash in exchange for a them making me a hooded (balaclava style), synthetic full-zip vest made out of the materials above. Of course they could keep whatever they didn't use in the box.

Box contents:
-4 yards of 3.0oz primaloft sport
-2 yards of 1.8oz pre-quilted primaloft one
-9 yards of 1.1oz nylon ripstop 2nds
-lots of odds and ends (3/32 and 1/8 shockcord, cordlocks, 1/2 and 1inch flat elastic, 1/2 and 3/4 inch velcro)

If this is something you would be interested in, please drop me a line at and we can start working it out.


Edit: corrected some spelling (thanks bob)

Edited by celdred on 05/18/2010 12:29:59 MDT.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Trade materials for manpower (or womanpower) on 05/18/2010 12:27:31 MDT Print View

"-9 years of 1.1oz nylon ripstop 2nds"

Wow. How long is a year of nylon?


Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
Re: Trade materials for manpower (or womanpower) on 05/18/2010 12:50:18 MDT Print View

If you can find me a "balaclava style" hood pattern you're on. I've been trying to find one- without a good pattern it will be very difficult to make without you standing by as dressmakers model.

Christopher Eldred
(celdred) - MLife

Locale: Mountains!
Some possible hood patterns on 05/18/2010 17:33:47 MDT Print View

Jim- how about these patterns:

They aren't quite balaclava style hoods but they would work for me.

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
Re: Some possible hood patterns on 05/20/2010 14:39:50 MDT Print View


You don't want to be my guinea pig on an insulated garment. Maybe if you don't get a better offer and after I've done a couple of other items.

The trick is getting the neck right too, in addition to the hood.

I have the Green Pepper Polar Hoodie pattern but was looking around for something more like the Patagonia R1 Hoody pattern. Haven't found it!

That said, I'm probably going to try the Polar Hoodie first with fabric similar to the R1. I'm not quite ready to go with the less forgiving woven nylon.

Christopher Eldred
(celdred) - MLife

Locale: Mountains!
any other takers on 05/21/2010 17:15:17 MDT Print View

Any other takers? If not, I am going to list this stuff in the gear swap in a few days.

Han Ngiam
(hanngiam) - F
Re: any other takers on 05/27/2010 06:46:24 MDT Print View

Hi Chris, I won't be able to help you with your request but if no one is able to help you, I'll be interested in picking up some of the items.

Jeremy Cleaveland
(jeremy11) - F

Locale: Exploring San Juan talus
Trade materials for manpower (or womanpower) on 05/30/2010 16:56:25 MDT Print View

There's a chance I could be interested. I've made 2 liberty ridge wind coats with full zip and hood, a Minima vest, a stand alone balaclava type hood, 2 pair liberty ridge pants, and primaloft pants with full side zips. I could combine the lessons and patterns from the Minima and hooded jackets.
However, without you in front of me, nailing the fit would be challenging, unless we happen to be the same measurements. Also, finish details will be rough. After all, it is a complex DIY project I've never done before for a person that lives a few thousand miles away from me.

My minima pattern is a large, but I tweaked it to a Med. I'm 5'9" 170 lb.look, its a Duck!

Edited by jeremy11 on 05/30/2010 16:58:06 MDT.