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Drain Holes: Pack Side Pocket/Front Pocket
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Clint Hewitt
(WalkSoftly33) - F

Locale: New England
Drain Holes: Pack Side Pocket/Front Pocket on 08/31/2011 12:09:38 MDT Print View

Im using all Xpac for a pack design, clearly there needs to be some drainage for the pockets or I will have some extra water to drink.


Question is: What is the best method for creating these holes. Is it just a snip snip or is sewing to reinforce the area around the hole to prevent ripping recommended, Do people use grommets? Do you leave a small spot of the pocket fabric not sewn into the joining seem?

Any thoughts out there

Thanks for any advice.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Drain Holes: Pack Side Pocket/Front Pocket on 08/31/2011 13:08:57 MDT Print View

Consider a red-hot 16p nail, applied to the lowest outside corner.

Practice first, but generally you can get a very clean edge-sealed hole.

Christopher Zimmer
(czimmer) - F

Locale: Ohio
Drain Holes on 08/31/2011 13:26:37 MDT Print View

I like to cut the corners of the pockets at an angle, then fold over and sew a line of stitching. It makes for a nice clean edge. Gromets would work as well though.

Clint Hewitt
(WalkSoftly33) - F

Locale: New England
Thanks on 09/01/2011 07:54:35 MDT Print View

Thanks for the recommendations, I think I will try both out on my pack, fold and sew the corners for my side pockets and hot nail for the front pocket.