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Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Mesh similar Nathan vest packs? on 03/13/2012 22:53:12 MDT Print View

Does anyone know what mesh is used in Nathan packs and where to possibly to source it?

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Mesh similar Nathan vest packs?" on 03/14/2012 05:40:33 MDT Print View

Great question Huzefa, I've wondered the same thing.

When you find out, post that info here.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Mesh similar Nathan vest packs? on 03/14/2012 06:46:02 MDT Print View

I do not know where Nathan's sources their mesh from but here is a link to what seems to be a very similar product.

http://www.rockywoods.com/Fabrics-Kits/Mesh-Fabrics/Mil-Spec-Heavyweight-Mesh-Fabric

Mil-Spec Mesh

It is 9.5 ounces per square yard.

Seattle fabrics also has its 8600 polyester dive mesh.

http://www.seattlefabrics.com/mesh.html#Dive%20Mesh

Dive Mesh

The website doesn't specify the fabric weight.

I'm also looking for a durable and easy to work with mesh fabric.

Update:

I contacted Quest Outfitters and I will soon be receiving a sample swatch of their #1204 POLYMESH- soft finish fabric. This mesh fabric has holes that are approx 1/8" x 1/8" in a somewhat diamond shaped. This fabric's weight is 7.5 oz per square yard.

I will post a picture of this fabric as soon as I get the swatch in the mail.

Party on,

Newton

Edited by Newton on 03/14/2012 13:37:41 MDT.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Re: Mesh similar Nathan vest packs? on 04/03/2012 19:00:13 MDT Print View

Here is the long awaited picture of the # 1204 Quest Outfitter's Polymesh - Soft.

Polymesh - Soft

It stretches / gives about 20% horizontally and very little vertically.

Its fabric weight is 7.5 oz per sq yd. It is 100% polyester. The diamond shaped holes are approximately 1/8".

What I like about it is that it doesn't seem to have the predisposition to raveling like other mesh I have used.

It feels lighter to the touch than Leno Mesh but is .9 oz lighter than the Leno Mesh. ;-?

FWIW this post was long awaited because I'm slow and I got distracted by other projects. ;-)

Party On,

Newton

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa) - M
Re: Re: Re: Mesh similar Nathan vest packs? on 04/03/2012 19:41:54 MDT Print View

Thanks for the update. I will order some swatches soon.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Update on 04/03/2012 19:52:33 MDT Print View

Have you given any thought to contacting Nathan's and asking them directly about their mesh fabric?

Party On,

Newton