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ian wright
(ianwright) - F

Locale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
Buying Gortex fabric on 03/16/2007 02:26:00 MDT Print View

I contacted Goretex in Australia who informed me that they do not sell their materials off the roll.
Of course in America you can buy it off the roll. I have come across Rockywoods in Colorado who have what I want (goretex PacLite ripstop).
Any advice about them or other retailers?
Also does anyone know the weight of PacLite ripstop either per sq yard or metre or per yard or metre off the roll?
Many thanks !

Scott White
(sdwhitey) - F

Locale: Smoky Mountains
Re: Buying Gortex fabric on 03/16/2007 10:15:57 MDT Print View

I recently purchased some goretex from Quest Outfitters:

The goretex was 2 layer ripstop listed at 4.0-4.9 oz per yard. The price was $9.95 per yard.

They also sell a 2 layer lightweight goretex with a nylon taffeta face fabric. The weight is listed at 3.0 oz per yard and the price is $11.25 per yard. It does NOT specify as to whether the fabric is or is not paclite.

Eric Parsons
(EricP) - F

Locale: Alaska
Rockywood on 03/16/2007 10:25:14 MDT Print View

Rockywood is the only place I know of where you can get 3 layer XCR.

Rockywood has 2 types of XCR, the normal kind and another with a very very light brushed wicking linning. I would suggest ordering by phone since the website is not completly accurate in that regard or which colors are which type.

Steve Smith
(bardsandwarriors) - F

Locale: Wales
buy goretex on ebay on 03/16/2007 11:11:03 MDT Print View

You can also buy it on ebay as outdoor gear, eg. ex-army goretex trousers for £10+ (that's £ UK pounds - I don't know how that converts into Australian $).

Jan Rezac
(zkoumal) - MLife

Locale: Prague, CZ
Goretex Paclite on 03/16/2007 11:35:55 MDT Print View

The only place where I found (and have bought) Paclite is Hope it helps