Polycryo - the good stuff

Discussion in 'Shopping' started by Shewie, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Does anyone have a link for the heavier weight polycryo?
    I’ve just chucked out my old sheet so need to get some more in.
    My last lot was cheap Everstone brand and it was junk, I was doing well if it last more than a couple of nights.
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  2. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Bought my last lot from the US Amazon site; no charges, here quick enough.
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  3. hungerast

    hungerast Trekker

    Got mine from the German "trekking-lite-store": link

    Lasted the whole 4 weeks in Scotland, threw it away after ..
  4. tom

    tom Section Hiker

    That "stormguard" stuff is not the heavier weight but surprisingly tough - at least on sharp gravel
  5. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Yeah, I've always been pleased with the stormguard stuff, bought on Amazon.
  6. PhilHo

    PhilHo Ultralighter

    Yes I couldn't find it cheaper than on Amazon. I had some from Wickes but threw it out after a couple of days use.
  7. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I got:

    Duck MAX Strength Heavy Duty Insulating Film for Patio Door/Extra Large Window, 84-Inch x 120-Inch, Indoor, 28435

    $13.86 and 9.32 to post

    There is a lot of it; it will be enough for me for years..

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  8. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

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  9. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I use both the double thickness and the standard. I must admit that I find the standard thickness fine and only take the double thickness if I'm expecting a lot of spiky vegetation.
    I used to tape the perimeter to help prevent tearing but I no longer bother and I find it finer as long as you cut the edge cleanly (a scalpel or similar helps). I attach it to the tent groundsheet via bungee loops duct taped to the polycryo and I haven't had any problems with probably more than 50 nights on each of the standard ones (Duplex and Swiftline).
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