Apr 10, 2014 at 1:03 pm #1315506
We all know how a lot of outdoor gear has some sort of nylon webbing strap, maybe an inch wide, more or less.
I'm looking for a length of tiny stuff, maybe a quarter-inch wide and about 0.04 inch thick. The length that I am replacing due to wear is bright blue, but black would be fine. Is there any on the market?
–B.G.–Apr 10, 2014 at 1:13 pm #2091625
@nickbLocale: Los Padres National Forest
Z-packs uses and sells some that's about 1/2" wide. They also sell the various buckles, ladder locks, tri-glides, etc. to fit it.
Seattle Fabrics has some that they spec as 3/8" wide. I think they even offer it in blue…
Can be found about 1/4 of the way down the screen:
http://www.seattlefabrics.com/webbing.html#3/8_Inch_Nylon_WebbingApr 10, 2014 at 1:41 pm #2091639
How long does the piece (or pieces) need to be, Bob? I might be able to hack some excess 1.0 mm thick/.25" wide strapping from one of my packs. Maybe a couple of 6" pieces?Apr 10, 2014 at 1:46 pm #2091642
Thanks. The 3/8" may be the closest that I can get.
–B.G.–Apr 10, 2014 at 1:47 pm #2091644
Thanks, Gary, but I need a few feet, minimum.
Seattle Fabrics may be the only game in town unless I want to buy a 500meter spool of it.
–B.G.–Apr 10, 2014 at 1:48 pm #2091645
@bivysack-com-2Locale: Channeled Scablands
fold over and sew 1/2" grosgrain?Apr 10, 2014 at 1:49 pm #2091648
Delete–he already answered my question.Apr 10, 2014 at 2:02 pm #2091656
"fold over and sew 1/2" grosgrain?"
0.04 inch thickness is going to be hard to get that way.
–B.G.–Apr 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm #2091670
Go to any fabric shop. You will find tapes like you want in polyester and nylon. Used for bra straps etc. Slightly thicker is the tape lanyards that come with many usb sticks. This stuff works well in Line Loc's.Apr 10, 2014 at 4:58 pm #2091721
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Try OWFINC or Seattle.
There's a lot of light 1/4" stuff around at the right places.
Bra straps and fittings too.
CheersApr 10, 2014 at 6:48 pm #2091758
could send Osprey an email and see if they would sell you some. pretty sure the compression straps on my Exos is 1/4"Apr 10, 2014 at 9:17 pm #2091801
@kalebcLocale: South West
Now that's a MYOG project!Apr 10, 2014 at 10:02 pm #2091815
The Rain Shed has 3/8" in colors and sells by the yard if you think that might work. They also have 1/4" flat cord in nylon and polyester.Apr 10, 2014 at 10:19 pm #2091816
You guys are terrible! Thanks.
Early this morning, I could barely find any. Now I have almost too many choices. The various vendors state the width, but nobody states the thickness. It's hard to make a fat strap go through skinny buckles.
–B.G.–Apr 11, 2014 at 12:12 am #2091828
@smoLocale: Rogue Panda Designs
The rain shed doesn't give the thickness, but it does say "Heavy weight". I have some heavy weight 3/4" webbing that I got from OWF, and it definitely can't be used in regular buckles. So be wary.Apr 11, 2014 at 3:23 am #2091833
@glacierramblerLocale: NW Montana
I'm guessing that the Rain Shed stuff is the more common thick webbing that is used for things like dog collars. I ordered a few small pieces sometime back from a different manufacturer, and that's what I got. The yarn used is very heavy, thus contributing to the thickness.Apr 11, 2014 at 11:36 am #2091949
Out of curiosity, I measured the thickness of various ribbon and webbing I had on hand. All except the 1/2" grosgrain was purchased from The Rain Shed.
1/4" flat cord .042"
1/2" grosgrain (JoAnn's) .012"
3/4" grosgrain – black .016"
3/4" grosgrain – green .018"
1" grosgrain .017"
3/4" nylon regular weight .045"
1" nylon regular weight .043"
1.5" nylon regular weight .043"
3/4" poly webbing .048"
3/8" nylon heavy weight .048"-0.050"
As others have said, I imagine the 3/8" heavy weight nylon webbing I referred to in a post above would be too thick for Bob's project.
Bob, I have a 35.5" piece of the 1/4" flat cord I can mail you. PM me if interested.
LanceApr 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm #2091965
Thanks anyway, Lance. You do some good work, no matter what anybody says.
–B.G.–Apr 11, 2014 at 5:06 pm #2092063
@nathanmeyersonLocale: Pacific Northwest
What you want may be binding tape. 3/8" is the narrowest I've seen, but the thickness is .015-.025" and holds 200lb in mil-spec plain weave variants (type III).Apr 14, 2014 at 8:14 am #2092791
@bivysack-com-2Locale: Channeled Scablands
Make some from strips of fabric?Apr 14, 2014 at 10:19 am #2092845
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