Apr 15, 2009 at 7:45 am #1235602
I know this has been covered before but I can’t seem to find any of the old threads discussing it. I’m looking for online suppliers of material to make / modify backpacking gear.
Thanks for your help!Apr 15, 2009 at 7:57 am #1494206
@cooldripLocale: "Grand Canyon of the East"
Hey Chad, I found this website which has been very helpful:
They list all the sources I knew about, and a couple I didn't.Apr 15, 2009 at 8:25 am #1494218
That's a great resource! Thank you so much!
Right now I'm planning on adding a pair of mesh water bottle pockets to a smaller Osprey pack I have. My hope is that by adding the external watter bottle pockets I'll have enough room in my old pack for summer trips.
If anyone has a good way to sew mesh pockets onto a pack please let me know!Apr 15, 2009 at 10:13 am #1494245
Matthew BishopBPL Member
@mattsbishopLocale: Northern Frontrange, Colorado
I know of a few others not mentioned there:
Kite Builder: their notions, hardware and lightweight cord may be of interest; their fabric is a bit odd but YMMV.
Para-Gear: good for silnylon, obscure binding tapes, metal hardware, and more.
Shelby: in addition to the usual fare they have a good selection of Schoeller's fabrics and other obscure neat stuff.Apr 15, 2009 at 10:46 am #1494253
Jim ColtenBPL Member
Guys (gals too),
One of the goals of the BPL WIKI is to avoid the "this was covered in an old thread I can't seem to find right now" problem.
It has a Materials section with a Sources subsection. If it does not contain what you need and you then find it somewhere, pls record your find in that section of the Wiki rather than in yet another thread that will get lost in the clutter.Apr 15, 2009 at 11:43 am #1494269
Thanks for the update about the content of the Wiki site!
Now just if I could find some information about sewing mesh pockets I'd be all set. (Don't worry I already looked on Wiki and there is nothing about this particular topic)Apr 16, 2009 at 7:36 am #1494496
@ramblerLocale: On the AT in VA
Outdoor wilderness fabrics (owfinc.com)
speerhammocks.comApr 16, 2009 at 8:46 am #1494515
Thanks to everyone for all the great replies! Thanks to your help I've managed to find a great idea and pattern for a removable mesh pocket that I can add to my Talon 33 from Osprey. The Talon has a good deal of accessory loops so this removable pocket concept should work rather well!
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