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Joshua Kronberg
(Stitch10) - F
Omni tape on 03/04/2011 06:57:11 MST Print View

I am working on designing a MYOG cuben tent. I was thinking of using omni tape for the closures. Where can I buy it and how much does it weigh? what is the lightest option for closures (like doors or vents?

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Omni tape on 03/04/2011 07:06:14 MST Print View

I ordered some from Quest. Rockywoods and the others usually have it also. Not the lightest. I have not seen it thinner than 3/4".That would be overkill on a vent.

http://www.questoutfitters.com/narrow_roll_goods.htm#HOOK%20&%20LOOP

Edited by kthompson on 03/08/2011 06:57:43 MST.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Omni Weight on 03/04/2011 08:56:21 MST Print View

I can't recall where I bought my omni tape.

It is Velcro brand, 1" wide and weighs about .4 ounces per yard.

Daryl

Joe L
(heyyou) - MLife

Locale: Cutting brush off of the Arizona Tr
Cut it lengthwise on 03/05/2011 22:01:40 MST Print View

If it is too wide, trim it or cut it in half, lengthwise.

Jared Dilg
(Village) - MLife

Locale: Texas
Re: Omni tape on 03/05/2011 22:56:12 MST Print View

I bought the 12ft x 3/4in package at Lowes:

http://www.lowes.com/pd_46232-388-90340_0__?productId=1087893&Ntt=velcro&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Dvelcro%26page%3D4

edit: what happened to hyperlink functionality on BPL?

Edited by Village on 03/05/2011 22:59:12 MST.

john Tier
(Peter_pan) - M

Locale: Co-Owner Jacks 'R' Better, LLC, VA
Omni Tape on 03/06/2011 07:51:42 MST Print View

JRB carries Omni Tape.... available in 146 inch lengths in the Full Length Omni Tape (FLOT) kit... find it here, http://www.jacksrbetter.com/FLOT.htm

Pan

Paul Gibson
(pgibson) - F

Locale: SW Idaho
Omni Tape on 03/07/2011 10:17:34 MST Print View

We stock both 1" and 3/4" by the foot in any amount you want. Check it out in the DIY section.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Another Source on 03/07/2011 11:02:34 MST Print View

I bought a roll of omni tape here:

omni

Daryl

Edited by lyrad1 on 03/07/2011 11:03:58 MST.

Joshua Kronberg
(Stitch10) - F
Re: We stock both 1" and 3/4". on 03/08/2011 06:55:37 MST Print View

We stock both 1" and 3/4" by the foot in any amount you want. Check it out in the DIY section.

Where is the DYI section?

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Omni Tape on 03/08/2011 06:59:11 MST Print View

Link to Paul's place

http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/category/296459

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
omni-tape suggestion on 03/08/2011 07:08:26 MST Print View

I seriously suggest you get the Quest Omni-tape, instead of the Velcro brand snag-free stuff.


The performance of the stuff quest carries is vastly superior, and it's easier to sew IMHO. FWIW I use quite a bit of this stuff, and the holding power isn't as high on the velcro branded kind. For a shelter especially, save yourself some aggravation.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Why easier to sew? on 03/08/2011 08:21:50 MST Print View

Javan,

What makes the Quest hook and loop easier to sew than the Velcro brand?

Daryl

Jared Dilg
(Village) - MLife

Locale: Texas
Re: omni-tape suggestion on 03/08/2011 08:49:08 MST Print View

Javan,

Is the Quest stuff lighter or thinner than Velcro brand Omni?

Thanks

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Re: omni-tape suggestion on 03/08/2011 17:34:05 MST Print View

It just doesn't seem to be as "bulletproof" when it comes to piercing it with the needle. All velcro, regardless of make model or vintage is a total PITA to sew, it's just a matter of degrees, the quest style omni-tape just seems easier to me, it's obviously made slightly differently, if you compare the two side-by-side.


I *believe* the quest stuff is lighter by size, but honestly, I haven't used the "velcro" brand stuff in so long I can't say for sure. The only problem is that the stuff from quest only comes in 1" variety, but it's real easy to cut in half.


I'll try to remember to weigh a yard of the quest omni-tape tomorrow in the shop.

Joshua Kronberg
(Stitch10) - F
Omni Tape Weight on 03/12/2011 07:51:48 MST Print View

I got an email back from Quest about the weight of their Omni Tape. It was a little confusing, but it seems like they said thier 1" tape is 7 grams per 36" section. I think that works out to 0.247 oz per yard. If I cut it in half as recomended above that would be about .123 per yard.

Andy F
(AndyF) - M

Locale: Midwest/Midatlantic
Re: omni-tape suggestion on 03/12/2011 08:03:52 MST Print View

Quest has 3/8" and 1/2" hook and loop if you can use that instead of the OmniTape-like stuff. I've always used the stuff Quest sells, and I didn't realize any hook and loop fasteners were hard to sew until I read this thread.

Jared Dilg
(Village) - MLife

Locale: Texas
Re: omni-tape suggestion on 04/27/2011 13:01:06 MDT Print View

Hi Javan,

I dug up in my bike lights collection a Cat-Eye helmet mount that appears to have the tape you mention. I've attached a photo if you can confirm. It's definitely more flexible than Velcro brand Omni Tape - something I'd prefer on a quilt. The hooks and loops are arranged in a corn row pattern and the tape is 1in wide. Sound right?

non-velcro omni tape