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

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

  1. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Yeh it's genuine stuff, it certainly blunts blades and scissors like the old stuff but just slightly thinner. I understand that Ripstop have the HDPE made for them specifically.
  2. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    So has Dutch
    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/210d-pack-material/

    Don't know if rsbtr get it from the same place the pack manufacturers went to when they moved from DXG to save money or whether they supply them.

    "This exact HDPE Gridstop is used by the best in the business and is a common material used in backpacks and other gear from some of the high-end cottage vendors"

    Dutch"s stuff is a dollar cheaper and says the parent material is Robic. I've not used it, trying not to import stuff from the States, £$£$!!
  3. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    I placed an order with ripstop last night for the robic they have. I've never used Dutch.

    I understand the adventureX will be getting more Dyneema in and some other VX options soon. I'll probably stick to ordering with them for most stuff. I like the hardware they stock and the service has always been spot on.
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  4. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    My experience too, hope they stock cuben sometime!
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  5. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Dutchware and rbtr hdpe is different. I like dutch stuff a lot better. Has a better feel and seemingly tighter weave and the coating feels much better. Also, I hope rbtr are using the term hdpe for simplicity. I'd much prefer pure nylon to a hdpe thread woven in. Hdpe and uhmwpe are very different strength wise.
  6. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    I’ve not used the dutch stuff, that’s hdpe as well isn’t it? Edit, the clue was in your opening sentence
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  7. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Only order I had with Dutch was for his 10d fabric which seemed to be considered the best. That's definitely different from rsbtr and adventurex.
  8. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    He calls it extreema/xtreema? I believe that's uhmwpe. The white grid on Dutch's stuff is smaller than all other dxg type fabrics I've used and seen as well.
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  9. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Ta, had a quick look and the description says hdpe for the Dutch stuff
  10. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Hmm, tbh I think both must be uhmwpe, otherwise they wouldn't take so much effort to cut.
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  11. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

  12. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Has anyone tried and recommend the 20d silpoly from AdEx as a shelter fabric?
  13. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    I don't sorry, but looking at the specs I guess it's the ripstopbytheroll.com silpoly. But would love to hear some experiences as I'm planning in using it to..
  14. Toby

    Toby Backpacker

    Haven't used it either but GramXpert themselves use it for tarps so it should be good! My X-mid 2P has 20D silpoly (although with a PU coating on the inside) and so far the material has performed very well.
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  15. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Ordered a load so we shall see!
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  16. oreocereus

    oreocereus Section Hiker

    Is there anyone selling the wide lengths of tarp-appropriate fabric (e.g. xenon, silpoly xl) in the EU? Or are AdventureExpert and ExtremTextil still the main suppliers of lightweight sil fabrics for shelters?
  17. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Sometimes Pro Fabrics have lighter fabrics in and worth a watch same for Pennine Outdoor. Just as case of checking the sites regularly.

    https://www.pennineoutdoor.co.uk/index.php?route=common/home
    https://www.profabrics.co.uk

    May be worth contacting EU cottages too, they may hold some fabrics and be willing to sell small amounts.
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  18. Foxster

    Foxster Ultralighter

    Almost complete nub here regarding UL materials...

    If I wanted to make a seat for a tripod stool what should I make it out of and where would I buy it?
  19. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    I'm not a material worker... But I do know xpac or dyneema grid would do the job :thumbsup:
  20. Foxster

    Foxster Ultralighter

    Thanks. Had a look for x-pac vx21 but can't find where I can get a sq m in the UK.
  21. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Profabrics have some, only had black in stock last time I looked
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  22. Foxster

    Foxster Ultralighter

    Brilliant, thanks! Ordered.
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  23. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Has anyone tried or seen the burnt orange Robic from Dutchware?

    Oh and if anyone orders some can you get me a couple of NuLite 15mm buckles :angelic:

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