Inner tension adjusters

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Jamess, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. Jamess

    Jamess Section Hiker

    Before I have a go, does anyone have some quick advice on adding tension adjusters to an inner.

    I'm thinking of popping a loop onto each seam, stiching one end of a piece or cord or elastic to the seam 10 cm away and running it through the loop and popping a spring toggle on the cord.

    Any better ideas / hard earned experience out there?
  2. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

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    How tramplite does it.
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  3. Jamess

    Jamess Section Hiker

    Thanks Enzo.

    I have to say that elastic looks a bit heavy duty for the purpose. Given that there are four pieces you could probably take another 1g off your pack weight by using something lighter. ;)
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  4. Robert P

    Robert P Trail Blazer

    The Tramplite tensioners are excellent and make a big difference. On the corners, rear central seam and at the apex.
  5. Jamess

    Jamess Section Hiker

    Wow. That many. Probably a 2g weight saving there then.
  6. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    Before Colin put those on the Tramplite, I used a similar system on the outside of the apex of my Tramplite inner (mine’s an early version), my Duomid inner and my Trailstar inner. The original idea came from Gary who used to contribute to this forum. They work well and are pretty easy to retrofit with minimal sewing skills (like mine). Bad picture of my Duomid inner:

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  7. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    I cant see that clearly. Is it two gg loops, small enough to prevent a knotted shockcord slipping through at the bottom and a cordlock at top?

    Because if so... that was the plan. Only thing I'd say is that I noticed the Altaplex fixes the top end of hte tensioner quite high up the side wall which means quite a long piece of elastic (sorry @Jamess) I thought that made sense for leverage, but looking at this perhaps it's not necessary and it can be quite low down and local.
  8. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I did something similar but with shock cord attached near the apex to each seam and one big cord lock for all of them.
    Tramplite s one looks like it's adjustable from inside the inner which I like. With 1.5mm cord and mini cord locks it's quite a good 'utility to weight' mod I'd think.
  9. Jamess

    Jamess Section Hiker

    So others can learn from my experience...

    I used a more simple approach suitable to my sewing skills of taking a six inch piece of cord, popping a knot in the centre (to keep the mini toggle on the cord) and running both ends through a mini toggle before stitching the ends to the seam of the inner approx six inches apart. To take up any slack I just grab the knot and pull a little of the cord through the toggle. As a solution it works really well. So far so good...

    My mistake was to emulate the tramplite inner and pop my adjusters just above the bathtub. My AliExpress inner is less generous length wise than the tramplite and I ended up with a beautifully taught inner and the gathered fabric just where I didn't need it when laid down - right by my face.

    Having moved the adjusters up to half height any excess fabric is now well away from my face when lying down.

    Hopefully that's useful to anyone else without the sewing skills of most who inhabit this section of the forum.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2020
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