Oct 18, 2011 at 10:01 pm #1280817
What line do you like to use with mini cord locks?
I am making cuben and silnylone stuff sacks for some stuff.
I am not super concerned with weight.
More interested in holding well but still thin.
CraigOct 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm #1792330
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
Kelty TripTease is what I used on the last dozen.
–B.G.–Oct 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm #1792332
Braided Mason line works well with the micro cord locks. Oware sells some nice thin line too.
For something thicker, Lawson's triptease style line is nice.Oct 19, 2011 at 2:58 am #1792363
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> Braided Mason line works well
But skip the cord locks – they are just excess weight. Tie a slip knot.
CheersOct 19, 2011 at 12:35 pm #1792562
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
"they are just excess weight"
Good Grief. The ones I use weigh 0.6 grams.
–B.G.–Oct 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm #1792753
@hhopeLocale: East Bay
I've been using the zpacks 80 pound cord with tiny cord locks (note: tiny is the zpacks name, they are smaller than 'mini'). For a small stuff sack, the weight of the cord and cord lock is a gram or less, so talking about saving weight is getting somewhat absurd at that point, especially given the convenience. Wouldn't use this combination for any weight bearing cord, like a bear bag or whatever, but it seems just fine for all other applications. Something about Joe's stuff and ideas I find immensely nice, no idea why, just like how he approaches materials and other things, even if I'll never use cuben etc myself, still good ideas that are useful in regular light backpacking applications as well. Just as a test, I replaced almost all my stuff sack cords/cord locks with that combination, and saved literally an ounce and a half. Surprised me. That motivated me to start sewing my own silnylon bags though.Oct 19, 2011 at 11:30 pm #1792837
Sam FarringtonBPL Member
@scfhomeLocale: Chocorua NH, USA
For such light weight sacks, you might consider light flat shoe lacing, but only if you can find nylon, not cotton. Low friction, and a little friendlier on the hands.
I like the B-locks for all but the smallest sizes of stuff sacks. Try them and see if you do also.Oct 20, 2011 at 2:54 am #1792862
John DonewarBPL Member
@newtonLocale: Southeastern Louisiana
My stuff sacks are silnylon not cuben but I would probably still use #2507 nylon round drawcord from Quest Outfitters.
3/32" yellow with purple and turquoise tracers. $0.27 cents per yard.
The ends melt really well to control fraying at the ends.
NewtonOct 21, 2011 at 11:55 am #1793475
I have some on order from quest and got their mini locks.
I am going to try zpacks too.
Thanks everyone!Oct 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm #1793514
I know I'm more extreme than most but I prefer AirCore1 for any cord requirements including the rare stuff sack.Oct 21, 2011 at 5:16 pm #1793590
Another +1 for braided mason line. It's lightweight, strong enough for a drawstring, very inexpensive, and available locally. It also is available in pretty bright colors. I have a spool of hot pink line, and I put a small loop of it on anything that's droppable when I'm in the woods.
edit: Forgot to mention that I use it with Quest's Mini Mini Toggles.Oct 21, 2011 at 9:43 pm #1793649
I like Mason line. I might go with that. The Air core 1 sounds like it might be a good choice.
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