Material Suppliers - a thread for suppliers and material types...

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by el manana, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    They're not very long, probably could but if there was a split option i could find it would be a tidier job
  2. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

  3. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Tread-lite mitten hooks are pretty strong and would look fine imo. I've not seen plastic split rings but then again, I haven't been looking.
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  4. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Split d rings came up somewhere recently, can’t remember where. I think the idea was to have a thin blade hacksaw and a vice.
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  5. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Thanks @Clare might be the way forward, I've done it before on soft plastic clips, in fact a stanley knife pressed down cuts through - a lot of these small clips look like hard plastic though.
  6. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Red hot Stanley blade?

    Though larksfooting usually does it.
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  7. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

  8. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

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  9. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Anyone tried THIS STUFF from AliEexpress, supposedly 36g/sqm downproof & breathable .
    Would be very interesting if it had a dwr but its cheap enough to buy a bottle of Nikwax TX.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
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  10. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    What did you want them for ? @el manana ?
    Hanging an inner or detachable Guylines?

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  11. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Hanging an inner. I got sorted mate, I bought some solid D rings from Ali and just cut a slot with a hot stanley blade as suggested above. Worked really well.
  12. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

  13. spiderbro

    spiderbro Hiker

    I have both the 20D and 15D. As said, the 15D has a very loose weave and is not nearly downproof. The 20D has a tighter weave, I'd Darth Vader it about 30CFM, but it fails the 2cup water test badly - less than 100mm HH, which makes it unlikely to be downproof.
  14. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Thanks, good feedback :thumbsup:
  15. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    Question about seamtape...
    There seem to be two kinds: plastic backed and fabric backed. The fabric backed type is advertised at extrem as suited for 3-layer fabrics and the plastic backed type is advertised for PU coated fabrics. It seems to me like the fabric backed type is more flexible (seen in my NorthFace winter jacket) and will therefore have less chance of peeling, would it be usable on PU coated nylon and be equally waterproof? Anyone got experience with both types?
  16. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    Probably half a year too late?
    https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pr...l?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.52.da2f7b03rWp9N5

    More types and sizes available from the same shop.
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  17. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

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  18. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    Here's another store with a huge range of buckles and cord-locks.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2019
  19. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Extrem have a few variants of genuine Dyneema Gridstop in stock, inc a couple I’ve never seen for sale before :)

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    Last edited: Mar 23, 2019
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  20. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Great, my dutchware extreema order just landed in the UK :confused:
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  21. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Ordered
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  22. spiderbro

    spiderbro Hiker

    Also some nice looking ripstop nylons on ExTex. The 30den Nylon 6.6 in particular seems excellent at 40gsm and a decent price
  23. Snowonher

    Snowonher Summit Camper

    Just wondering if anyone has any experience of the water repellent zippers by the meter from AdventureExpert...the NON YKK ones? YKK aquaguard zippers and sliders are quickly becoming the most expensive part of a build :o o:

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