Feb 2, 2009 at 9:25 am #1233741
I have an all-mesh inner tent that I would like to convert to nylon — to keep out sands and winds. Since the fly will protect against rain and heavy wnds, I am looking for an ultralight material for the inner. Can someone suggest a UL type of nylon and provide a web link — hopefully not much heavier than the noseeum mesh material that it will replace? Thanks in advance.Feb 3, 2009 at 9:31 am #1475041
Bump. Where can I get some very light weight, white uncoated nylon for inner tent use? Anyone?Feb 3, 2009 at 9:45 am #1475044
Ben – Quest outfitters has some here:Feb 3, 2009 at 12:55 pm #1475107
Another question for you and anyone else who might know… is 1.1 oz. uncoated nylon ripstop appropriate for 3-season inner tent use?Feb 3, 2009 at 1:04 pm #1475115
One of these days we must get you to actually become a subscriber to BPL. We NEED subscribers in this recession.
Check the usual sources like OWFINC, Seattle, Thru_Hiker etc for 1.1 oz uncoated nylon or ripstop.
Used for an inner for 3-season tents? Sure – rather warm in mid-summer in the desert, but why not? After all, if the stuff suits 4-season use in a howling gale in the snow …
CheersFeb 3, 2009 at 1:25 pm #1475128
Thanks, Roger. I think I will use 1.1 oz. uncoated nylon ripstop and add a few mesh-backed zippable windows for better "all season" use.
BTW, I am a BPL subscriber — unless there are other subscriptions out there?Feb 3, 2009 at 6:12 pm #1475214
So you are! Congratulations and welcome!
Now, who else can we rope in?
CheersFeb 3, 2009 at 8:24 pm #1475258
I signed up just a few days back. The impetus were your MYOG articles on the sleeved poncho, clothing, and articles on stoves. Thanks!Feb 3, 2009 at 10:44 pm #1475276
OK folks, keep them rolling in!
cheersFeb 3, 2009 at 11:38 pm #1475285
Moderator engaging in thread hijack? What is our world coming to? :)
Anyone knows how much heavier is 1.1oz nylon over noseeum mesh?Feb 4, 2009 at 1:36 am #1475294
> Anyone knows how much heavier is 1.1oz nylon over noseeum mesh?
I have no-see-um mesh weighing 24 gsm and 32 gsm from USA.
Silnylon typically weighs about 49 gsm.
Uncoated ripstop nylon weighs from 32 gsm upwards. (I used that weight in my winter tent.)
Pertex Microlight weighs 43-44 gsm.
CheersFeb 4, 2009 at 7:17 am #1475314
0.7 ounce Nanoseum is at Thru-Hiker.Feb 4, 2009 at 7:32 am #1475320
If the kite stores are using sail materials and quoting the manufacturers' data they might be using sailmaker's yards.
To convert weight from sailmaker's yards to square yards, multiply by 1.26.
From the glossary at Sailmaker.com:
An English/American unit of area for measuring the weight of sailcloth. It is 28.5 inches wide by 36 inches long. To say a piece of cloth is 6.5 ounce means a piece measuring 28.5" by 36" would weigh 6.5 ounces. This rather strange "yard" seems to be a remnant from the days when it was universally agreed that no one would ever be able to build a loom wider than 28.5 inches which would weave sail cloth. (Today 54 inches is common.)
Can we please convert to the metric system? I'm getting sick of ounces, pounds, fluid ounces, chains, rods, furlongs, miles, feet, yards, sailmaker's yards, etc.Feb 4, 2009 at 8:58 am #1475333
Thanks, everyone!Feb 4, 2009 at 10:30 am #1475349
@owareLocale: Steptoe Butte
I have several rolls of olive 1.1 oz uncoated that I use
to make bivys. Some in 45" width and some in extra wide
72" width. Sell some for $3 and $5 linear yard respectively,
or $2 and $4 if you take Rodgers advice and become a BPL
Postage paid in US.
PMFeb 4, 2009 at 11:26 am #1475361
David, thanks for the offer — esp. the additional discount for members! Alas, I wish they were white color…
BTW, the red "M" next to a person's handle indicates BPL membership. Will you be signing up for yours? :)Feb 4, 2009 at 11:52 am #1475366
@owareLocale: Steptoe Butte
I get a sub. every year, just haven't re-upped lately can't
spare the cash this time of year.
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