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Hu Ai
(huai1) - F
Where to get nylon? on 07/28/2011 21:07:34 MDT Print View

I just bought a Rab top bag from the thread over in gear deals. The bag doesn't have a sleeve for a pad and I want to sew a few straps of a thin material like really thin nylon or cuben to the bottom to hold the pad in place. Does anyone have any extra scrap material they can sell to me (I need to make about 3 strips about 5x24"). Or alternatively does anyone know where the DYI folks buy it?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Where to get nylon? on 07/28/2011 21:52:04 MDT Print View

http://www.owfinc.com/ good selection fairly cheap

http://www.diygearsupply.com/ cheap 1.1 oz olive

Hu Ai
(huai1) - F
Recommendation on 08/04/2011 14:54:31 MDT Print View

Anyone out there have any suggestions or experience using 1.1 oz silnylon vs the momentum fabrics from Thru-hiker.com? I'm probably looking at Momentum 55.

Michael Duke
(mpd1690) - F
different idea on 08/04/2011 15:06:38 MDT Print View

I would consider adding a small loop of grosgrain to both sides and then running something like the small z chord from zpacks through it to lash it to your pad. This would be lighter, easier, cheaper, and allow you to remove it if wanted.

Chris Lucas
(ChemE) - F

Locale: SC
SevenD on 08/04/2011 16:18:29 MDT Print View

If you're leaning towards M55 from thru-hiker you should seriously consider SevenD from Titanium Goat instead. By all accounts it is softer and it is lighter.

Tohru Ohnuki
(erdferkel) - F

Locale: S. California
Re: different idea on 08/04/2011 17:31:37 MDT Print View

"I would consider adding a small loop of grosgrain to both sides and then running something like the small z chord from zpacks through it to lash it to your pad. This would be lighter, easier, cheaper, and allow you to remove it if wanted."

+1 on this idea. The golite quilts come with this arrangement and I find it works very well..

Hu Ai
(huai1) - F
tie downs on 08/05/2011 15:06:03 MDT Print View

Thanks for the idea - i think I'll give it a try

Pilate de Guerre
(deGuerre) - F

Locale: SE, USA
Nylon on 08/05/2011 18:25:11 MDT Print View

Plain ripstop nylon can be had at Hancock Fabric or Jo-Ann's fabric. Both usually have a 40-50% coupon active.

Hancock various online and printable coupons: http://www.retailmenot.com/view/hancockfabrics.com
Jo-ann various online and printable coupons: http://www.retailmenot.com/view/joann.com

Hu Ai
(huai1) - F
z-chord on 08/10/2011 18:25:58 MDT Print View

Hm I don't see z-chord on zpacks website. Is that like bungie cord?

Hu Ai
(huai1) - F
z-chord on 08/10/2011 18:27:00 MDT Print View

Never mind I was looking under materials not accessories. Is this it?

http://www.zpacks.com/accessories/spectra_cord.shtml

Michael Duke
(mpd1690) - F
thats it on 08/10/2011 18:46:10 MDT Print View

Just use some grosgrain and that. Sounds like a good combo.