Jul 20, 2010 at 4:19 pm #1261406
so I am trying to mod this pair of silnylon "hipsacks" which I carry behind the hipbelt pockets on either side of my SMD Comet for more hip pocket storage space. They are currently kept closed by cord that just loops through the top (like a normal stuff sack) and is then fastened with a cord lock.
Here they are:
However, it's not easy to tighten the cordlock one-handed and I have lost some gloves that way (sack not properly tightened)… I have replaced the loop with some stretch cord and ideally I would like to be able to tighten it down with one hand. The best option that I can think of are 1-handed cord locks, you know, the type that is itself attached to the little stuff sack.
Like this one here (I think):
So can you think of what the most minimalist type of cord lock is that would do the job? Where could I get it? Would you recommend 1/16" Shock Cord like zpacks is selling it to keep that sack shut? How should I fix that cord lock in place?
Your help is very much appreciated. As you can probably tell, I am a noob in MYOG matters.Jul 20, 2010 at 6:21 pm #1630842
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
All sorts of bits and pieces of hardware and fabrics etc can be easily bought from OWFINC, Seattlefabrics, and others. They will ship overseas too. Google those names.
CheersJul 21, 2010 at 4:36 pm #1631128
thank you for the suggestion. I had checked out OWFINC's website (and the others) before posting and was hoping for some advice from the experience of people who have already played around with that sort of thing in real life. Maybe my question it too trivial.
johannesJul 21, 2010 at 7:09 pm #1631181
Here is exactly what you are looking for.
FECWS – with slot on each side for tie down with flat draw string Black, Desert Tan, Foliage .34 .22
Some thin webbing or drawcord to hold it to the seam and some 1mm drawcord or 1/16"shockcord. The zpacks stuff should work but will stretch a lot so almost all of the cord will be hanging off the cordlock. Should mean that it seals very well, but could have limitations i hadn't considered.
-TimJul 22, 2010 at 1:44 am #1631246
@zkoumalLocale: Prague, CZ
You can easily use any cordlocks this way, attaching them with a loop that goes through the same hole as the drawcord. This is the way it has been done before all the special cordlocks appeared.Aug 10, 2010 at 8:40 am #1636320
thank you! I´ve rigged something up that looks like it might work.Aug 10, 2010 at 9:23 am #1636342
Yep, to echo Jan, securing the cord lock by the same cinch hole is the way to go. A lot of mil/tactical gear use the ITW Cordloc you pictured in this fashion, and in my experience it works better than using the auxiliary slots.
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