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Any views on the DIAMONDHIDE UHMHPE fabric on Rocky woods?


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    Brook
    BPL Member

    @brookqwr

    I made the order of the 200D  DIAMONDHIDE fabric and were waiting to get and feel it:
    https://www.rockywoods.com/FABRICS/Technical-Fabrics/DIAMONDHIDE

    According to the info from the web page, it’s two layers: one woven layer (consisting of 2/3 UHMWPE and 1/3 polyester) laminated to a PET film.

    The thought that come to my mind is, this is a BETTER strategy than the Dyneema e.g. 150D DCF where there are three layers.

    The 150D DCF stands at 5.0 oz, while the 200D DIAMONDHIDE claims only 3.5 oz. Then it may really come to the ideal fabric for a UL and tough backpack.

    Anyone has real experience on this fabric?

    Btw, the 200D DIAMONDHIDE was on the shelf not long ago.

     

     

     

    #3724981
    Brook
    BPL Member

    @brookqwr

    Today I made a laptop sleeve out of this DIAMONDHIDE 200D. It’s has a soft lining and weight at 46 grams in total.

    Everything of the fabric works as I expected. This is a 200D UHMWPE fabric at incredible 3.3 oz.
    Comparatively, the arrogant 150D hybrid DCF at 5.0 oz, or even more, seems nobody.

    #3724983
    Bonzo
    BPL Member

    @bon-zo

    Locale: Virgo Supercluster

    Clean.  Did you work from a pattern or just make your own?

    #3724985
    Brook
    BPL Member

    @brookqwr

    For this laptop sleeve, I actually used Ruby script to draw a pattern automatically based on the Length, Width, and Depth, in Sketchup. And then I print the pattern 1:1 on a A3 paper for cutting. So basically the customization to any size down to 1mm accuracy is possbile.

    #3724988
    Bonzo
    BPL Member

    @bon-zo

    Locale: Virgo Supercluster

    That’s pretty cool; nice job.  I’d like to see how a pack holds up when made in that material, but I’m willing to bet that if a durable laptop sleeve can be made from it, a pack will work as well.

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    CHRIS L
    BPL Member

    @thechrislundy

    Locale: Idaho
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