My first round of MYOG cuben jacket, kilt, huaraches
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James Reilly
(zippymorocco) - M

Locale: Montana
My first round of MYOG cuben jacket, kilt, huaraches on 04/16/2012 15:38:56 MDT Print View

Here is my first round of MYOG gear. It is hard to believe that a little over a year ago I stumbled upon this group trying to find some lighter hiking poles and sleeping bag and now I am making my own Cuben gear and carrying about half the weight that I was last year. Thank you all.

Specs:

Jacket:
2 pit zips and full front zip. Hood design was made from Thru-hiker.com (thank you Thru-hiker),Jacket Design was my own, Material was from Lawson (Thanks), notions mainly from zpacks

Seams are bonded, high stress seams are bonded and sewn

Weight 3.18 oz, 89.9 grams

Kilt/ground cloth
Material, notions, idea all from Zpacks (Thank you Joe)

Weight 1.48 oz, 41.9 grams

Huaraches/camp shoe

2.78 oz

Kilt

jacket 3

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Jacket

Edited by zippymorocco on 04/16/2012 15:47:32 MDT.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: My first round of MYOG cuben jacket, kilt, huaraches on 04/16/2012 16:06:32 MDT Print View

Those look very nice!

When you say "bonded" do you mean taped or glued?

Rusty Beaver
(rustyb) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Re: My first round of MYOG cuben jacket, kilt, huaraches on 04/16/2012 17:07:36 MDT Print View

Nice job!

James Reilly
(zippymorocco) - M

Locale: Montana
Taped on 04/16/2012 17:21:30 MDT Print View

Thanks,

I used 3m tape to bond. It's # 9485pc. Works well. It can be hard to sew through though. Just because you have to keep cleaning the needle.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Taped on 04/16/2012 17:31:58 MDT Print View

Hmmm

Maybe the way to do it is to have tape on both sides but no tape where the row of stitches is so the needle doesn't get gummed up

Jeffrey Stylos
(jsstylos)

Locale: Northeast
Re: My first round of MYOG cuben jacket, kilt, huaraches on 04/16/2012 23:19:24 MDT Print View

Looks snazzy! Is that breathable cuben in the jacket?

Michael Pappas
(Mpap89) - F

Locale: bay area
Re: Taped on 04/17/2012 01:39:05 MDT Print View

I heard seeking through a layer of wax paper can help lubricate the needle. That might help in your situation.

James Reilly
(zippymorocco) - M

Locale: Montana
Re: wax paper, breathable on 04/17/2012 07:35:03 MDT Print View

Wax paper sounds promising. I am in the middle of a second one so I'll give it a try.

This is not breathable. It is the material Lawson sales 0.74 weight. I hope the 10" pit zips and loose fit are enough.

Edited by zippymorocco on 04/17/2012 07:36:54 MDT.