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1.1 oz Nylon Bag Liner?
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Tom Keefe
(keth0601)
1.1 oz Nylon Bag Liner? on 06/22/2013 12:08:16 MDT Print View

I was wondering if anyone has tried making a sleeping bag liner / sheet out of the 1.1oz ripstop nylon? I am looking to get some uncoated lightweight material to make a decent liner/sheet to extend the life of my sleeping bags/quilts and sleeping pads.

One thing I've heard about nylon is that it gets softer if you wash it a couple times. I am torn between trying to make this out of polyester or nylon. Silk is too expensive, I'm looking to make this for about $10 - $15 each. and keep the weight under 6oz.

Edited by keth0601 on 06/22/2013 12:08:47 MDT.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: 1.1 oz Nylon Bag Liner? on 06/22/2013 12:20:39 MDT Print View

Actually, silk isn't a bad choice. If you buy thin stuff from the right place, it is about the same price as nylon, and it is probably lighter in weight. I sewed a silk liner that came in around 2.5 ounces. Silk can represent a challenge to the sewist.

--B.G.--

Tom Keefe
(keth0601)
Re: Re: 1.1 oz Nylon Bag Liner? on 06/22/2013 12:46:38 MDT Print View

Where did you buy your silk? The cheapest I can find is about $15 / yard.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: 1.1 oz Nylon Bag Liner? on 06/22/2013 13:06:42 MDT Print View

http://www.thaisilks.com/

You can routinely purchase thin silk for around $5/yard, and sometimes cheaper.

You probably need to practice sewing with silk.

--B.G.--

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: 1.1 oz Nylon Bag Liner? on 06/22/2013 13:31:08 MDT Print View

MLD used to sell one out M50 (I think). You may pick one up off Gear Swap/ WTB or contact Ron to see if he has some.

Liners tend to get twisted if you toss n turn.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: 1.1 oz Nylon Bag Liner? on 06/22/2013 14:22:25 MDT Print View

"Liners tend to get twisted if you toss n turn."

The trick is to use safety pins to pin the strong parts of the liner (like, the sewn seam) to the strong parts of the inside of the sleeping bag. That way, the liner stays with the sleeping bag, and it doesn't get twisted around your feet.

--B.G.--

Colin Krusor
(ckrusor) - M

Locale: Northwest US
Thaisilks on 06/22/2013 17:41:42 MDT Print View

I've used Thaisilks, too. I've purchased 5 momme silk (which is lighter than any nylon fabric) for $3 per yard from that site.