Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Graham, Oct 27, 2016.
@Clare Were you thinking of this post by Teepee?
Scratch that: here you go @Clare
Brilliant! I knew you were the mental encyclopaedia of all technical posts! Thanks.
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@Craig i have been searching but I can only find the description has UL back padding.
Special features: Padded straps (hips and shoulders), UL back padding inside the backpack
The polypropylene webbing that I’m using is too slippy for the adjustment rails on the arc blast that I’m making. Does anyone have a link for a favoured webbing supplier?
Mine is from extreme textiles and the stuff I can see on eBay looks the same.
@Clare ..It's hard trying to find decent webbing in the UK. Lots is advertised as Nylon, when it's polypropylene. You can often tell by its appearance though, Nylon has less sheen and looks more textured.
Pro-Fabrics carry proper Nylon ( that's what I've used for years).
It's about the buckles too, some bite harder than others. Some buckles have their teeth wear out fast. ITW's world range have a very convoluted path and bite hard. I like them, very strong and compact.
In order of webbing grip;
@Teepee thank you so much. That’s exactly what I need and the ladder lock info too as not happy with mine.
@Clare ...Your buckles look like National Mouldings?
I'm not at home, but just checked my favourite pack (that I have with me). It's using Polyester webbing with an easier to adjust National mouldings ladderlock on the y-strap. I remember not being happy with them on the shoulder straps and used ITW worlds. These bite hard on the Polyester and I think I prefer these straps to Nylon. They feel silkier, but without the cheap feeling of PP.
Is their a way you can back thread the buckle? Can you slip another Triglide in their to lock it? Might save some work for you.
The picture is a prototype made of silnylon so I have to start again anyway. It worked out fine so I’ve just ordered my cuben. The ladder locks I used are very long and bulky (from adventure xpert I think) not sure of brand. I’d prefer something shorter and neater as x4 of them will go on the hip belt. So I’ll be looking at itw buckles and polyester Webbing. Profabric describe it as rough finish, which sounds ideal.
The brand is always stamped on the buckle. IIRC, NM is Duraflex. Yes, (polyester)it's quite rough...but, not quite as grippy as their grippy Nylon webbing.
For your application, I'd use Nylon.
Profabric says nylon stretches when wet and won’t hold tension, so I already ordered the polyester. Although pretty unlikely to get wet while facing my back admittedly. Ordered various ladderlocks but not Itw in the end as I want 20mm and their good ones are 25mm. Only those thin miserly ones come in 20mm.
No rucksack pic yet but here’s some self seeded verbascum olympicum looking great by the kitchen door.
Do I see a Rosa glauca behind them?
Your path needs weeding : )
You do. I prune it heavily to stop it going mad. And now there are some self seeded Rosa Glauca on the other side of the path that will soon rise up to meet it.
It’s a collapsed sisyrinchium, not a weed! But probably should come out, it’s true.
Saw this on Reddit & thought it might be useful to people looking to make something similar - MYOG down quilt
I really like them, pretty pretty for such a tough pkant
Short flowering season but nice hips.
I'm going to place an order with Extremtextil this afternoon, if anyone wants to sneak in on the postage charge. (will charge you for onward UK post)
I'll have a look, think theres some fabric I'm after if that's ok. I like glauca for its foliage mainly. Anything grey leafed with a yew hedge behind it looks great imho.
Had a second look, don't think the stuff they have on sale is any better than the perfect I have in stock.
The 60 gsm dyneema ripstop at special price looks nice. Might try chair v.3 in that.
Bought some for a pack, not tested yet but I like the look and feel
More info and pictures here (in French)
Btw, Hi from accross the channel!
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