Anyone have any thoughts on this?
I've been looking around for somewhere to buy an internal frame, like the pack stay that Gossamer Gear sell. Not found anything this side of the Atlantic yet though. For my own edification as much as anyone elses, here is the list of suppliers I have found over here (I forget them otherwise and have to find them all over again!).
fabrics-n-stuff.co.uk - sell some ripstop, some pertex-ish stuff etc
ukhammocks.co.uk - sells down! 100g of 850+ Down (900+ US fill) for £25
mountaineering-designs.co.uk - also sells down! Not on their site but if you call them, I was offered 750+ fill (850+ US fill) 96/4 down for £20 per 100g. (Can't guarantee this will be offered to everyone I guess).
extremtextil.de - well known, delivered stuff to me quickly, sell loads of great stuff.
shelby.fi - not used yet, seem good.
profabrics.co.uk - sell some good stuff, site is a bit painful to use. Slow delivery.
pennineoutdoor.co.uk - sell some good stuff, faster standard delivery. Not very helpful in regard to queries about if they could stock other things or if they knew who did.
That's it I think. If anyone has any ideas about a pack stay that would be really helpful. Anyway here's a picture of the small pack I finished last night.
It's a small daypack type thing I made just to get a bit more practice before I start using the nice X-Pac, Laminated Nylon and Cuben that extremtextil have kindly sent me!