Mar 7, 2013 at 8:30 am #1300127
Thomas ConlyBPL Member
@conlyLocale: Lots of canoeing and snow
Has anyone tried out this fabric from DIY gear supply? I'm tempted to use it for a new tarp but I haven't heard any reports from anyone. The PU coating on the underside is tempting because it means I could tape the seams as opposed to silnylon. Or, does anyone know of a supplier for the 7d silnylon that Luke's Ultralight uses?Mar 7, 2013 at 10:00 am #1962663
Funny you should ask, I just the newsletter from extremtextil.de today, apparently they are trying to get some 7d and 10d from a supplier in Japan. Although they say it will not be available till June at the earliest. It seems the process is very long winded, with constant delays. I notice titanium goat has also been out of stock for what seems like an eon. When they get some more in I would think they're your best bet stateside. Perhaps someone else knows what's happening. Looking now at your original post I see you mention 7d silnylon. wheras I'm talking about dwr taffetta. Still, it's news I suppose.
MattMar 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm #1962735
Jordo _99BPL Member
I just bought some 20D (40D and 70D too) silnylon from a Chinese wholesaler to compare with 30D. I'm expecting 1-3 weeks for it to arrive (paid the cheapest shipping as I still have a lot of silnylon and other projects to work on for now) but I'll be sharing in MYOG when it arrives and I can test it out.
As for your question, I have 4×4" samples of Impetus 1.1 and 1.2 and I was impressed when I got them…not sure about how they would hold up if they got a small hole/tear in them though. I would highly recommend talking to Scott at DIY Gear about this though. He's been very helpful every time I've had questions.
You could also try contacting Luke and see if he could sell you some of that 7d silnylon for a shelter…my understanding from talking to the owner of TiGoat is that the 7-10D stuff is VERY hard to find few factories can make it so pretty much every roll is claimed before it's being rolled up…My point is that I don't think you'll be able to get any unless you buy it from someone who makes stuff out of it.Mar 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm #1963008
Sam FarringtonBPL Member
@scfhomeLocale: Chocorua NH, USA
Ordered a yard sometime ago and found it not very water resistant, much the same as a good DWR. The silnylon sold by T-H is many times more WR for a tarp.
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