Mar 19, 2007 at 10:24 am #1222436
Elliott WolinBPL Member
@ewolinLocale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
Anyone have a pattern for a lid for a Granite Gear Vapor Trail pack? I can't figure it out from photos on the web.
ElliottMar 19, 2007 at 7:22 pm #1382853
Elliot, I have a lid right here, but Im selling it today. I will take photos and trace an outline. I can fax or email the info to you. PM me through my profile if you are interested.Mar 19, 2007 at 8:09 pm #1382859
I'm also in the process of making a lid myself (for 2 packs). Some pictures and an outline will help.
When I'm finished, I'll post some pictures/how-to for others here.Mar 19, 2007 at 8:48 pm #1382864
Guys, heres a picture of the lid. It is 2 dimensional; just two sheets sewn together with slots for the load-lifter straps, and a buckle strap. Top sheet is stretchy like neoprene, bottom is sil-nylon. Buckle attachment areas are tough material; I dont know what it is.
The ruler in the pic is 15cm long. You can print this picture at the appropriate size to make your outline. I tried to load a big pic, but BPL shrank it. Email me at brettgb2004 at yahoo dot com if you want the original.
Hope it helps.
Any of you MYOG guys know how I can make two non-joining sleeping bags zip together? Tearing out and replacing the zippers at my skill level is out of the question..
Mar 19, 2007 at 10:39 pm #1382873
Ben 2 WorldBPL Member
@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
Might the "tough material" at the attachment point described above be Hypalon?Mar 20, 2007 at 9:14 am #1382900
I guess the first question is about the zipper teeth themselves. Are they different teeth sizes for each bag? If so, I was thinking about possibly making a little "joiner strip", which basically is the other side of each zipper, with the correct teeth size, and just zip that in.Mar 20, 2007 at 1:39 pm #1382929
Check my new post on the pack I just made, I posted some photos of the new lid I made
The climbing skiing… bla bla pack.
Making a 3d lid from scratch and with no pattern was a bit tricky. Getting the gussets and all the seams in the right places…good luckMar 20, 2007 at 7:29 pm #1382971
I'm officially jealous of your pack now. I may need some pointers, since I only have done stuff sacks so far.Mar 20, 2007 at 8:38 pm #1382979
Thanks man, I havent figured out how to reply to PM's yet here, the links never work. So anyway..
The materials I all got from OWF, I havent looked at Quest's stock too much.
Anyway the spandura I used is the 6.5oz weight. OWF has 4 different kinds and from the 1" samples I think this is the best weight to use, its also expensive, the others have slightly different textures. Its expensive! An alternative is using Schoeler softshell fabric form Rockywoods which is half the price per yard, I have a very hard time telling the two fabrics appart. When Sewing the edge on it, like for the tops of the side pockets I used a 3 step zig-zag which is a strech stitch, works and looks great. The spandura is also excellent gaitor material…
The Zippers are #5 uretek continous coil zips, its easy to work with but expensive, just get a bunch, with a few pulls. I like to just sew the ends shut. The zipper for the mesh is a normal #5 coil.
For the Lid I had two sides, a bottom, the mesh, and a long piece that wrapped all the way over for the top. Then the additional front and side gussets. Here are some more pics which should help
Have fun!Apr 2, 2007 at 9:55 am #1384564
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