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Thomas Conly
(conly) - F - M

Locale: Lots of canoeing and snow
Impetus 1.2 on 03/07/2013 09:30:52 MST Print View

Has anyone tried out this fabric from DIY gear supply? I'm tempted to use it for a new tarp but I haven't heard any reports from anyone. The PU coating on the underside is tempting because it means I could tape the seams as opposed to silnylon. Or, does anyone know of a supplier for the 7d silnylon that Luke's Ultralight uses?

Edited by conly on 03/07/2013 09:32:18 MST.

Matthew Pullan
(Skyaddict) - F - MLife

Locale: Steiermark
extremtextil to supply 7d! eventually!!! on 03/07/2013 11:00:06 MST Print View

Funny you should ask, I just the newsletter from extremtextil.de today, apparently they are trying to get some 7d and 10d from a supplier in Japan. Although they say it will not be available till June at the earliest. It seems the process is very long winded, with constant delays. I notice titanium goat has also been out of stock for what seems like an eon. When they get some more in I would think they're your best bet stateside. Perhaps someone else knows what's happening. Looking now at your original post I see you mention 7d silnylon. wheras I'm talking about dwr taffetta. Still, it's news I suppose.
Matt

Edited by Skyaddict on 03/07/2013 11:03:26 MST.

Jordan P
(jordo_99) - MLife

Locale: Nebraska
Just some thoughts. on 03/07/2013 13:00:00 MST Print View

I just bought some 20D (40D and 70D too) silnylon from a Chinese wholesaler to compare with 30D. I'm expecting 1-3 weeks for it to arrive (paid the cheapest shipping as I still have a lot of silnylon and other projects to work on for now) but I'll be sharing in MYOG when it arrives and I can test it out.


As for your question, I have 4x4" samples of Impetus 1.1 and 1.2 and I was impressed when I got them...not sure about how they would hold up if they got a small hole/tear in them though. I would highly recommend talking to Scott at DIY Gear about this though. He's been very helpful every time I've had questions.

You could also try contacting Luke and see if he could sell you some of that 7d silnylon for a shelter...my understanding from talking to the owner of TiGoat is that the 7-10D stuff is VERY hard to find few factories can make it so pretty much every roll is claimed before it's being rolled up...My point is that I don't think you'll be able to get any unless you buy it from someone who makes stuff out of it.

Edited by jordo_99 on 03/07/2013 13:07:10 MST.

Samuel C. Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
Impetus 1.2 on 03/07/2013 22:13:24 MST Print View

Ordered a yard sometime ago and found it not very water resistant, much the same as a good DWR. The silnylon sold by T-H is many times more WR for a tarp.