Thanks man, I havent figured out how to reply to PM's yet here, the links never work. So anyway..
The materials I all got from OWF, I havent looked at Quest's stock too much.
Anyway the spandura I used is the 6.5oz weight. OWF has 4 different kinds and from the 1" samples I think this is the best weight to use, its also expensive, the others have slightly different textures. Its expensive! An alternative is using Schoeler softshell fabric form Rockywoods which is half the price per yard, I have a very hard time telling the two fabrics appart. When Sewing the edge on it, like for the tops of the side pockets I used a 3 step zig-zag which is a strech stitch, works and looks great. The spandura is also excellent gaitor material...
The Zippers are #5 uretek continous coil zips, its easy to work with but expensive, just get a bunch, with a few pulls. I like to just sew the ends shut. The zipper for the mesh is a normal #5 coil.
For the Lid I had two sides, a bottom, the mesh, and a long piece that wrapped all the way over for the top. Then the additional front and side gussets. Here are some more pics which should help