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

Locale: Silicon Valley
micro-webbing on 04/10/2014 14:03:52 MDT Print View

We all know how a lot of outdoor gear has some sort of nylon webbing strap, maybe an inch wide, more or less.

I'm looking for a length of tiny stuff, maybe a quarter-inch wide and about 0.04 inch thick. The length that I am replacing due to wear is bright blue, but black would be fine. Is there any on the market?

--B.G.--

Nico .
(NickB) - MLife

Locale: Los Padres National Forest
micro webbing on 04/10/2014 14:13:06 MDT Print View

Z-packs uses and sells some that's about 1/2" wide. They also sell the various buckles, ladder locks, tri-glides, etc. to fit it.

Seattle Fabrics has some that they spec as 3/8" wide. I think they even offer it in blue...

Can be found about 1/4 of the way down the screen:
http://www.seattlefabrics.com/webbing.html#3/8_Inch_Nylon_Webbing

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
re: micro-webbing on 04/10/2014 14:41:47 MDT Print View

How long does the piece (or pieces) need to be, Bob? I might be able to hack some excess 1.0 mm thick/.25" wide strapping from one of my packs. Maybe a couple of 6" pieces?

Edited by Zia-Grill-Guy on 04/10/2014 14:42:32 MDT.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: micro webbing on 04/10/2014 14:46:04 MDT Print View

Thanks. The 3/8" may be the closest that I can get.

--B.G.--

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: re: micro-webbing on 04/10/2014 14:47:58 MDT Print View

Thanks, Gary, but I need a few feet, minimum.

Seattle Fabrics may be the only game in town unless I want to buy a 500meter spool of it.

--B.G.--

David Olsen
(bivysack.com) - F

Locale: Channeled Scablands
Re: micro-webbing on 04/10/2014 14:48:12 MDT Print View

fold over and sew 1/2" grosgrain?

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Re: micro webbing on 04/10/2014 14:49:07 MDT Print View

Delete--he already answered my question.

Edited by Zia-Grill-Guy on 04/10/2014 14:49:45 MDT.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: micro-webbing on 04/10/2014 15:02:01 MDT Print View

"fold over and sew 1/2" grosgrain?"

0.04 inch thickness is going to be hard to get that way.

--B.G.--

Mark Fowler
(KramRelwof) - MLife

Locale: Namadgi
habidashery shop on 04/10/2014 15:47:00 MDT Print View

Go to any fabric shop. You will find tapes like you want in polyester and nylon. Used for bra straps etc. Slightly thicker is the tape lanyards that come with many usb sticks. This stuff works well in Line Loc's.

Edited by KramRelwof on 04/10/2014 15:48:46 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: micro-webbing on 04/10/2014 17:58:18 MDT Print View

Try OWFINC or Seattle.
There's a lot of light 1/4" stuff around at the right places.
Bra straps and fittings too.

Cheers

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: Re: micro-webbing on 04/10/2014 19:48:03 MDT Print View

could send Osprey an email and see if they would sell you some. pretty sure the compression straps on my Exos is 1/4"

K C
(KalebC) - F

Locale: South West
547 yards? on 04/10/2014 22:17:14 MDT Print View

Now that's a MYOG project!

Lance Marshall
(Lancem) - F - MLife

Locale: Oregon
Re: micro-webbing on 04/10/2014 23:02:40 MDT Print View

The Rain Shed has 3/8" in colors and sells by the yard if you think that might work. They also have 1/4" flat cord in nylon and polyester.

The Rain Shed 3/8" webbing

Edited by Lancem on 04/10/2014 23:06:21 MDT.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: micro-webbing on 04/10/2014 23:19:51 MDT Print View

You guys are terrible! Thanks.

Early this morning, I could barely find any. Now I have almost too many choices. The various vendors state the width, but nobody states the thickness. It's hard to make a fat strap go through skinny buckles.

--B.G.--

Nicholas Smolinske
(Smo) - F
Heavy Weight on 04/11/2014 01:12:06 MDT Print View

Bob,

The rain shed doesn't give the thickness, but it does say "Heavy weight". I have some heavy weight 3/4" webbing that I got from OWF, and it definitely can't be used in regular buckles. So be wary.

Clayton Mauritzen
(GlacierRambler) - M

Locale: NW Montana
Re: Heavy Weight on 04/11/2014 04:23:58 MDT Print View

I'm guessing that the Rain Shed stuff is the more common thick webbing that is used for things like dog collars. I ordered a few small pieces sometime back from a different manufacturer, and that's what I got. The yarn used is very heavy, thus contributing to the thickness.

Lance Marshall
(Lancem) - F - MLife

Locale: Oregon
Re: micro-webbing on 04/11/2014 12:36:24 MDT Print View

Out of curiosity, I measured the thickness of various ribbon and webbing I had on hand. All except the 1/2" grosgrain was purchased from The Rain Shed.

1/4" flat cord .042"

1/2" grosgrain (JoAnn's) .012"
3/4" grosgrain - black .016"
3/4" grosgrain – green .018"
1" grosgrain .017"
3/4" nylon regular weight .045"
1" nylon regular weight .043"
1.5" nylon regular weight .043"
3/4" poly webbing .048"
3/8" nylon heavy weight .048"-0.050"


As others have said, I imagine the 3/8" heavy weight nylon webbing I referred to in a post above would be too thick for Bob's project.

Bob, I have a 35.5" piece of the 1/4" flat cord I can mail you. PM me if interested.

Lance

Edited by Lancem on 04/12/2014 14:59:01 MDT.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: micro-webbing on 04/11/2014 13:46:49 MDT Print View

Thanks anyway, Lance. You do some good work, no matter what anybody says.

--B.G.--

Nathan Meyerson
(NathanMeyerson) - F - M

Locale: NW
Binding tape! on 04/11/2014 18:06:52 MDT Print View

What you want may be binding tape. 3/8" is the narrowest I've seen, but the thickness is .015-.025" and holds 200lb in mil-spec plain weave variants (type III).

David Olsen
(bivysack.com) - F

Locale: Channeled Scablands
fabric on 04/14/2014 09:14:01 MDT Print View

Make some from strips of fabric?