Mar 4, 2011 at 5:57 am #1270035
I am working on designing a MYOG cuben tent. I was thinking of using omni tape for the closures. Where can I buy it and how much does it weigh? what is the lightest option for closures (like doors or vents?Mar 4, 2011 at 6:06 am #1704309
Ken T.BPL Member
I ordered some from Quest. Rockywoods and the others usually have it also. Not the lightest. I have not seen it thinner than 3/4".That would be overkill on a vent.Mar 4, 2011 at 7:56 am #1704342
I can't recall where I bought my omni tape.
It is Velcro brand, 1" wide and weighs about .4 ounces per yard.
DarylMar 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm #1704984
Joe LBPL Member
@heyyouLocale: Cutting brush off of the Arizona Tr
If it is too wide, trim it or cut it in half, lengthwise.Mar 5, 2011 at 9:56 pm #1704996
I bought the 12ft x 3/4in package at Lowes:
edit: what happened to hyperlink functionality on BPL?Mar 6, 2011 at 6:51 am #1705050
@peter_panLocale: Co-Owner Jacks 'R' Better, LLC, VA
JRB carries Omni Tape…. available in 146 inch lengths in the Full Length Omni Tape (FLOT) kit… find it here, http://www.jacksrbetter.com/FLOT.htm
PanMar 7, 2011 at 9:17 am #1705484
@pgibsonLocale: SW Idaho
We stock both 1" and 3/4" by the foot in any amount you want. Check it out in the DIY section.Mar 7, 2011 at 10:02 am #1705519
I bought a roll of omni tape here:
DarylMar 8, 2011 at 5:55 am #1705962
We stock both 1" and 3/4" by the foot in any amount you want. Check it out in the DIY section.
Where is the DYI section?Mar 8, 2011 at 5:59 am #1705967
Ken T.BPL Member
Link to Paul's placeMar 8, 2011 at 6:08 am #1705972
I seriously suggest you get the Quest Omni-tape, instead of the Velcro brand snag-free stuff.
The performance of the stuff quest carries is vastly superior, and it's easier to sew IMHO. FWIW I use quite a bit of this stuff, and the holding power isn't as high on the velcro branded kind. For a shelter especially, save yourself some aggravation.Mar 8, 2011 at 7:21 am #1705998
What makes the Quest hook and loop easier to sew than the Velcro brand?
DarylMar 8, 2011 at 7:49 am #1706009
Is the Quest stuff lighter or thinner than Velcro brand Omni?
ThanksMar 8, 2011 at 4:34 pm #1706281
It just doesn't seem to be as "bulletproof" when it comes to piercing it with the needle. All velcro, regardless of make model or vintage is a total PITA to sew, it's just a matter of degrees, the quest style omni-tape just seems easier to me, it's obviously made slightly differently, if you compare the two side-by-side.
I *believe* the quest stuff is lighter by size, but honestly, I haven't used the "velcro" brand stuff in so long I can't say for sure. The only problem is that the stuff from quest only comes in 1" variety, but it's real easy to cut in half.
I'll try to remember to weigh a yard of the quest omni-tape tomorrow in the shop.Mar 12, 2011 at 6:51 am #1707802
I got an email back from Quest about the weight of their Omni Tape. It was a little confusing, but it seems like they said thier 1" tape is 7 grams per 36" section. I think that works out to 0.247 oz per yard. If I cut it in half as recomended above that would be about .123 per yard.Mar 12, 2011 at 7:03 am #1707805
Quest has 3/8" and 1/2" hook and loop if you can use that instead of the OmniTape-like stuff. I've always used the stuff Quest sells, and I didn't realize any hook and loop fasteners were hard to sew until I read this thread.Apr 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm #1730150
I dug up in my bike lights collection a Cat-Eye helmet mount that appears to have the tape you mention. I've attached a photo if you can confirm. It's definitely more flexible than Velcro brand Omni Tape – something I'd prefer on a quilt. The hooks and loops are arranged in a corn row pattern and the tape is 1in wide. Sound right?
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