Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Gadget, Jan 19, 2016.
Apex 67 at that weight?
I usually make a pigs ear of synthetic quilts!
Yup, 67 is what I ordered. Where you expecting heavier or lighter?
That's a pretty good weight. My GramXpert 67 quilt is 345 grams.
Nicely done Dave
Cheers all, just the prototype. I want to make one using Pertex or argon for proper use.
Ten minutes with a tube cutter, a dremel and a hammer turned two old pole sections into an extender for twist lock poles. With a bit of luck, it will fit an old pair of Leki Makalus...
Its a good weight, think my first overbag was 360 ish but there is a lot more fabric than a quilt. My huge robic one is a smidge over 400g but I'm not going to trim it as it has space to stuff wet boots etc in a bag under my feet so they don't freeze.
My attempt at a Flat Cat Bobcat-style stove earlier this year. Quite satisfying, and a good little stove.
And another alcohol burner. I like this one - aesthetically pleasing and efficient.
Bet the flame pattern looks good
Added a hood to a workmate's topquilt,
Used Kam snaps, it's an old down zipoff hood from an Aliexpress sleeping bag (I made that into a underquilt for him).
Great pose Paul
Is that Shug's guitar in the background?
I don't stalk Shug.... honest!
Luckily (for you) I don't have any musical or juggling talents.
Astrocup! 59g and keeps coffee warm enough for long enough. Starting as an iced coffee maker you can seal it for shaking so better than what it replaces for using malto / coffee sachets. Also a better shape for cold soaking refried beans etc
Glad you found your long-sought coffee-on-the-go cup! Now you'll have to dump some M&Ms to compensate for the 59 gr. Or carry a dedicated shoe- and stake-cleaning kit.
I'll eat the M&M's to save the weight....
Its actually ~40g lighter than the double wall mug it replaces
Chalk bag made from an Ikea sack and some felt off-cut
@Teepee would Versachem work as zipper sealant. Thinking to add few brushes onto inside of the zipper fabric to make it more water resistant
Flowable windshield sealant? I've used it and yes. Be careful, it really does run and level out. No thinning needed.
First post from my side apart from saying hello in this forum: Just finished a new backpack:
Of course I didn't forget about the shoulder strap pockets But it still has no bottom pocket...
The pack comes at 207g and fits up to 40l I estimate. Materials are nearly all from Extremtextil:
Some very strong and lightweight PU Nylon for most of it: https://www.extremtextil.de/zeltboden-nylon-pu-beschichtet-10000mm-90g-qm.html?number=71621.SW
Shoulder straps consist of just 3D spacer mesh: https://www.extremtextil.de/3d-netzgewebe-3mm-unelastisch-390g-qm-kleinmenge-grau.html
Some strong mesh for the frontpocket: https://www.extremtextil.de/netzstoff-robust-polyamid-106g-qm.html
And some minor parts are made from a 70g TPU Nylon: https://www.extremtextil.de/ripstop...chtet-schweissbar-70g-qm.html?number=71622.SW
Also, if someone would like to build a backpack soon and could use a sketch:
Feel free to use it I will also make a second version of this backpack with some other materials
Nice work. Your dims are identical to my 40l packs.
I like the simplicity of your shoulder strap design.
Watch that mesh though, it's not that strong and mice love it.
Yeah the mesh for the shoulder strap pockets is an even lighter, more stretchy mesh with just 60g/m2. The one for the pocket is enough I guess. I've used it for 2 years on different packs now and I'm satisfied with it. However, I want to try some of the stretchy mesh from adventurexpert, which looks really nice
@Lightlix well done on the ruck ...With only 3D mesh shoulder straps your base weight must be minimal..
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