Polartec Alpha KoolAid Thread

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Gadget, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Very nice, but cheaper to import nitro from NZ!
  2. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

  3. Matt Chaz

    Matt Chaz Summit Camper

    Yes! Now a member, just picked up a brand new Nitro for £43 on ebay! Is a womens but think it should fit well, now just need to hope i can dye alpha...[​IMG]
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  4. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    At least the women's doesn't have the awful clammy pocket on the chest.:thumbsup:
    It's polyester, so you may have to live with the colour, unless you can find a specialist dye.
  5. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    @Mole Would this work? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253155179761
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  6. Matt Chaz

    Matt Chaz Summit Camper

    There's dye that claims to do polyester, opinion on line says both yes and no... Fingers crossed!
    What colour would you go for?:)
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  7. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    On that top?
    Dark green. Or blue green. Or black/dark grey.

    ( Unless you like some form of brown?;))
  8. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

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  9. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    The real colour is a bit 'brighter'-the colour looks a bit subdued in that pic.
  10. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    The iDye has been around a good few years now Mole. I've used them with some success on pertex and paramo garments. If not using high heat, the results can be less effective. I once par boiled a Rab Pile jacket with Berber fleece.
    On poly cotton, I had to use a colour stripper after a failed 1st attempt.
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  11. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Thanks. That's keen, dyeing a Berber fleece!
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  12. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Wish I'd not sold it @Mole :thumbsdown:
    It was in my pre ultralight days and I dyed it from orange to Brown!
    Too warm for all but a few weeks of the year. Built tough with Reinforced sections. If buffalo smocks last decades...that would last centuries :eggonface:

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