Breathable MYOG Dyneema Rain Mittens

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Fuchs, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Fuchs

    Fuchs Trekker

    After I saw “The Shell” from HMG, which is obviously way too expensive for a student, I was tempted by the breathable Dyneema. So why not make something like this on my own, which would cost only half the price?

    The only problem is that I have not worked with dyneema before. So I checked a lot of webpages. Some recommend sewing, some recommend to bond it. I decided to start with a smaller project, rain mittens. Fast forward I ordered some dyneema and material yesterday and it will probably take some time to arrive. In the meantime I want to plan the project to create something I actually can/want to use/trust on the trail.

    Now I would need your help. Have you tried this kind of project already? Are there any patterns you would recommend especially for this MYOG-project? Would you recommend bonding or sewing?

    Thank you very much for your help :)
  2. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    A fair few of us have made mitts, myself included. Mist recently @Enzo. There are a bunch of free patterns available but the ones on thru-hiker.com are pretty good. Adapt the size to fit your hands and practice on cheap nylon until you've got it right before committing to the dyneema.
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  3. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

  4. Daymoth

    Daymoth Ultralighter

    Oh I really want to do this if there is a no sewing option!
  5. Fuchs

    Fuchs Trekker

    Any recommendations if to sew or bond? What thread would you use for sewing?
  6. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Which dcf have you ordered? If it's Mylar on both sides bonding only should be possible, not sure about bout the breathable stuff and hybrid you're better to sew then tape seams.
  7. Fuchs

    Fuchs Trekker

  8. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    So I *think* that's bondable. See locus gear djedi dome. For mitts though I think it'd be easier and less fiddly to sew and then tape the seams.
  9. Fuchs

    Fuchs Trekker

  10. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    From your link: "Construction: Dyneema® Composite Fabric CTB1B3-1.0/H2 I consist of cross- and lengthwise Dyneema®-treads that are heatpressed and glued between a layer of a transparent polyester-film and a thin, highly breathable and waterproof Ventile ePTFE-membrane."
    Sounds like mylar (possibly) on one side but it's ePTFE on the other.
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  11. Fuchs

    Fuchs Trekker

    Oh ok, so bonding is no option?

    I can`t seem to find a lot about the ePTFE Dyneema and how to work with it.
  12. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    I don't know if tape bonds to ePTFE though maybe someone else done on here? Extremtextil sell bonding tape for DCF so they might be able to answer the question.
  13. Fuchs

    Fuchs Trekker

    I already wrote them. I am still waiting for the answer. I have the feeling that sewing will be less hassle. :D
  14. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    That thread you linked should be fine. I've been using gutermann terra 60 for almost everything. It's great stuff. Works well in my machines, strong enough for backpacks and fine enough to not look ridiculous in lighter fabrics.
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