Cuben material and backpacking

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Re: Cuben material and backpacking

Postby realityguy » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:17 pm

Just make sure the dirty laundry's out of sight 8-)


No put that around the outside and no one will steal anything from your bag.. :lol:
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Re: Cuben material and backpacking

Postby ConnieD » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:20 pm

I see Gossamer Gear is "out of stock".

I think it was $25. But the padding is added, so you can have as much or as little as you like.

I got Gossamer Gear UL buckles, large and small, in preparation for the build.

I think if you "google" aggressively, you can find a price you like. I let Google track my searches so I get better results.

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Re: Cuben material and backpacking

Postby realityguy » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:23 pm

I use the zippered waist belt pockets on my day hiker for "toilet-paper-in-baggie" padding. :mrgreen:

The "extra socks" is another option for those.. ;)
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Re: Cuben material and backpacking

Postby ConnieD » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:25 pm

I am more interested, now, in cuben because of improvements in the cuben offered to the backpacking community.

I have not put it on my website because I have no experience with it, except on a sailboat racing sail. One season, it is blown out and worthless. (It was not me, but I respect that sailboat and crew.)

cadyak has a cuben tarp: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5245&start=20

We should get his "first impressions" and "second impressions" reviews.

A new member, slantstitch, said he is interested in tarps. Maybe he has used cuben?
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Re: Cuben material and backpacking

Postby realityguy » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:27 pm

I'm thinking more packs than tarps because of the cost factor and material used in tarps..That could get awful pricey..
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Re: Cuben material and backpacking

Postby ConnieD » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:28 pm

realityguy, The "extra socks" is another option for those.. ;)

Absolutely!

That is why I like the Gossamer Gear Hip Belt.

It also has a nice shape. I would change out the buckle, however, to their UL buckle.

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Re: Cuben material and backpacking

Postby ConnieD » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:30 pm

I am thinking the pack is a good start but, if I am gluing, sewing, or taping, I would want the polyester bonded material.

I do not want the fabric to "blow out" that is, become "baggy" from an odd-shaped item carried.

I would rather assemble a pack from components, as you suggested, than put my time and effort into a pack design and have the fabric FAIL in one season.

Does anyone we know have a cuben pack? Is it a one-season pack?

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Re: Cuben material and backpacking

Postby ConnieD » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:10 am

Here is Oware cuben fiber and silnylon seam pull test.
http://cattarp.wordpress.com/2012/01/16 ... pull-test/

Here is Oware cuben fiber pull test, for sewn and glued seams.
http://cattarp.wordpress.com/2012/01/16 ... ull-tests/

Here is information at Oware about sewing and taping cuben on a cuben tarp.
http://cattarp.wordpress.com/2012/01/22 ... uben-tarp/

I saw this ZimmerBuilt Cuben Fiber Half Dome - Forbes Pack online. It looks great.
http://www.zimmerbuilt.com/cuben-fiber- ... orbes.html

It has cuben fiber and VX-21 and Dyneema X.

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Re: Cuben material and backpacking

Postby zelph » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:54 pm

cadyak has a cuben tarp: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5245&start=20


Hey cadyak, is the cuben noisy, is it soft? what don't you like about it?

Connie, when you going to get a yard of it and make a stuff sack?
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Re: Cuben material and backpacking

Postby ConnieD » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:58 pm

I am not making anything with cuben.

I think there is too much to making a successful product: needle selection, thread selection, and taping.

I would like to hear more from cadyak. Maybe photos of seams?

I am definitely warming up to cuben materials for projects. I know I am interested.

I am following up on my aluminized nylon project, right now.

I have two leads for moving, one an apartment, and one a house. If one comes through, I will have a new address.

I will be in the same locale. But I do not want to place many orders for materials because if I should move, right away, I will not return to this address for mail or packages. The person with the house has a strong recommendation. He said, I am next. The person with the apartment "passed me over". I had applied. She said she could not contact me. My cell phone number hasn't changed. Then, she said she had one digit wrong. Yeah. Less likely that would be a good situation. However, five residents know me, like me, and I am recommended. They have said so. They have told her.


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