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Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby jakeyarwood » Fri 08 Apr, 2016 7:33 pm

Hey folks,

New to MYOG as a whole and exploring some options. So, as the subject states, I'm curious to know where y'all buy your fabric/hardware/general supplies for your MYOG projects? I'm familiar with tiergear.com, ripstopbytheroll.com, thru-hiker.com, rockywoods.com and diygearsupply.com, however are there any other websites/non-virtual stores I ought to check out? Any based in Australia would be preferable as well but I guess things are somewhat limited here(?) although I'd certainly like to be proven wrong. I'm interested in any and all options no matter the project. The U.S based sites aren't the most ideal due to exchange rate and shipping fees, etc.

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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby Mark F » Fri 08 Apr, 2016 10:44 pm

I occasionally buy from http://questoutfitters.com which is useful for Easton tent poles, al and cf, as well as many other fabrics, buckles etc. It is also worth checking out http://www.extremtextil.de for some interesting very waterproof sil-nylons and other fabrics rarely seen at the us suppliers. Also consider http://zpacks.com for cuben fibre and other bits and pieces.

Thru-hiker.com have a few kits for quilts, jackets etc, fabrics etc.

To keep postage under control it is worth checking out a few sources to find one that can supply everything you want for a project from a single source.
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby jakeyarwood » Sat 09 Apr, 2016 11:01 am

neilmny wrote:Tier Gear - http://www.tiergear.com.au/

I already had that one noted in my post but thanks nonetheless :D
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby jakeyarwood » Sat 09 Apr, 2016 11:02 am

Mark F wrote:I occasionally buy from http://questoutfitters.com which is useful for Easton tent poles, al and cf, as well as many other fabrics, buckles etc. It is also worth checking out http://www.extremtextil.de for some interesting very waterproof sil-nylons and other fabrics rarely seen at the us suppliers. Also consider http://zpacks.com for cuben fibre and other bits and pieces.

Thru-hiker.com have a few kits for quilts, jackets etc, fabrics etc.

To keep postage under control it is worth checking out a few sources to find one that can supply everything you want for a project from a single source.

Thanks for the additional options Mark! Much appreciated.
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby undercling-mike » Sat 09 Apr, 2016 11:05 am

Got any specific projects in mind? As far as I know Tier Gear is the only place in Australia selling the good stuff but I'd add Dutchware gear (https://www.dutchwaregear.com) to your list of US retailers and then you've got all of the main ones I know about.
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby jakeyarwood » Sat 09 Apr, 2016 12:44 pm

undercling-mike wrote:Got any specific projects in mind? As far as I know Tier Gear is the only place in Australia selling the good stuff but I'd add Dutchware gear (https://www.dutchwaregear.com) to your list of US retailers and then you've got all of the main ones I know about.

Nothing specific as of yet. Naturally, I'll probably start with simple things and move on to more complex projects as confidence/skill grows. Thanks for the Dutchware suggestion! I own some of dutch's bling for my hammock rig actually. Totally forgot they supplied MYOG materials! I'm mighty impressed by your quilts too sir, keep up the good work.
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby damoprz » Thu 14 Apr, 2016 3:38 pm

+1 for Tier gear, I have just started building my own stuff. Simon is quick to respond to PM's on the forum and was very helpful.

They don't have some of the really fancy stuff, big manufacturers like Quest + Ripstop by the Roll have a larger selection.
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby jakeyarwood » Thu 14 Apr, 2016 5:52 pm

damoprz wrote:+1 for Tier gear, I have just started building my own stuff. Simon is quick to respond to PM's on the forum and was very helpful.

They don't have some of the really fancy stuff, big manufacturers like Quest + Ripstop by the Roll have a larger selection.

Simon is definitely awesome! I've dealt with him previously.

If you dont mind my asking, what sort of things have you started building damoprz? Any tips for a fellow beginner?
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby rcaffin » Thu 14 Apr, 2016 5:59 pm

I've used www.owfinc.com (USA) very happily.
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby damoprz » Thu 14 Apr, 2016 7:15 pm

jakeyarwood wrote:Simon is definitely awesome! I've dealt with him previously.

If you dont mind my asking, what sort of things have you started building damoprz? Any tips for a fellow beginner?


I am currently building a summer Quilt as my first, the plan being to get good at sowing and attempt a more serious winter quilt (or even full bag) during winter. I am aiming to avoid the cost of a -15 sleeping bag.
I am also hoping to build a Silnylon-Mid and a set of Argon 90 wind pants/jacket. Lots of plans, little time, so we will see how much actually gets done. I am trying to get my base-load down to around ~6kg and make an attempt at the AAWT. My PhD student wages can't afford to do this without some MYOG ;).

No real tips yet, I am still being taught to sow by my girlfriend.
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby jakeyarwood » Fri 15 Apr, 2016 9:27 am

rcaffin wrote:I've used http://www.owfinc.com (USA) very happily.
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Thanks Roger!
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby jakeyarwood » Fri 15 Apr, 2016 9:44 am

damoprz wrote:I am currently building a summer Quilt as my first, the plan being to get good at sowing and attempt a more serious winter quilt (or even full bag) during winter. I am aiming to avoid the cost of a -15 sleeping bag.
I am also hoping to build a Silnylon-Mid and a set of Argon 90 wind pants/jacket. Lots of plans, little time, so we will see how much actually gets done. I am trying to get my base-load down to around ~6kg and make an attempt at the AAWT. My PhD student wages can't afford to do this without some MYOG ;).

No real tips yet, I am still being taught to sow by my girlfriend.

Wonderful! Sounds pretty exciting. If willing, be sure to post here on the forum w/ some info + images throughout the journey. I'd be super interested to see how everything turns out.
That's an admirable weight to aim for, I hover around the 5.5-5.8kg base weight depending on whether I'm ground dwelling or in the hammock. Always trying to get that lower though :roll: Feel free to PM me a gear list if you'd like some thoughts on your setup.
MYOG definitely helps cut down on the expenses :D Seems much more satisfying too IMO, in that you can make exactly what you want, so there's (a little) less compromising.
The AAWT looks so incredible -- it's on my bucket list. Did you see this thread: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=22768 ? If not have a thorough browse of the site mentioned by the OP, it's all about the AAWT and it's so well put together.
FYI the site is: http://mountainsofaustralia.com/
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby damoprz » Fri 15 Apr, 2016 1:04 pm

jakeyarwood wrote:Wonderful! Sounds pretty exciting. If willing, be sure to post here on the forum w/ some info + images throughout the journey. I'd be super interested to see how everything turns out.
That's an admirable weight to aim for, I hover around the 5.5-5.8kg base weight depending on whether I'm ground dwelling or in the hammock. Always trying to get that lower though :roll: Feel free to PM me a gear list if you'd like some thoughts on your setup.
MYOG definitely helps cut down on the expenses :D Seems much more satisfying too IMO, in that you can make exactly what you want, so there's (a little) less compromising.
The AAWT looks so incredible -- it's on my bucket list. Did you see this thread: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=22768 ? If not have a thorough browse of the site mentioned by the OP, it's all about the AAWT and it's so well put together.
FYI the site is: http://mountainsofaustralia.com/


Cheers, I have a vague plan, https://lighterpack.com/r/4m8bs0 (where stars are stuff I am making/buying). My main problem now is I am using an old ~3kg Dueter pack. I am upgrading tent + bag until I can fit comfortably in a ULA Ohm 2.0. Should be done by the end of winter. There are some easy gains I can make in clothing, but as long as I am hiking with <15kg (with food + water) I am pretty happy.

I've yet to try a Hammock, I usually hike in a group of 5+ so splitting a tent fly, poles and groundsheet works out light.
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby jakeyarwood » Fri 15 Apr, 2016 4:34 pm

damoprz wrote:Cheers, I have a vague plan, https://lighterpack.com/r/4m8bs0 (where stars are stuff I am making/buying). My main problem now is I am using an old ~3kg Dueter pack. I am upgrading tent + bag until I can fit comfortably in a ULA Ohm 2.0. Should be done by the end of winter. There are some easy gains I can make in clothing, but as long as I am hiking with <15kg (with food + water) I am pretty happy.

I've yet to try a Hammock, I usually hike in a group of 5+ so splitting a tent fly, poles and groundsheet works out light.

I'll PM you soon, saves detracting from the thread is all :)
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby jakeyarwood » Tue 26 Apr, 2016 11:50 am

Just found this site also, it is a sister site to dutchwaregear.com >
http://www.makeyourgear.com
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby Warin » Wed 03 Jan, 2018 7:56 am

Another tent pole source - Al (8.5 or 11mm), nesting Al and adjustable steel poles;

http://www.hamptonworks.co.uk/campingtentpoles.html

Has DIY kits. I'd think these would be easiest to get in small quantity.
Will do custom, unknown is cost as is min quantity.
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby rcaffin » Sun 07 Jan, 2018 8:16 pm

For fabrics the state of the art may be RipStopByTheRoll.

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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby Rosscodj » Mon 22 Jan, 2018 2:25 pm

Little bit of an off-topic, apologies, but I didn't think it was worth making a new topic for... I'm looking for a hydration tube clip with piping attachment. Basically the same as this, but I'd prefer not to pay $15usd for postage: https://ripstopbytheroll.com/products/hydration-tube-clip?variant=26564929665. Has anyone seen any locally in their myog travels?
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby Moondog55 » Mon 22 Jan, 2018 3:03 pm

Would a simple cheap tent pole "C" clip ? I have dozens of those floating around All for 12mm wand section
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby Rosscodj » Mon 22 Jan, 2018 3:15 pm

I was thinking that earlier, but I also don’t want to have to sew/modify my pack, and seeing as it has piping for adjusting the sternum strap, I might as well use that. May just have to suck it up and spend the money.
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Postby ofuros » Mon 22 Jan, 2018 3:34 pm

They won't be as cheap as Ripstop...try eBay or a zippy tie through the shoulder strap webbing.
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Postby Moondog55 » Mon 22 Jan, 2018 3:36 pm

RSBTR are easy to deal with Ask them if they could simply put it in a standard envelope at letter rate
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby simonm » Mon 22 Jan, 2018 4:38 pm

It's a Woojin piece so if you are not in a hurry we may be able to get one in for you.

Edit: There is also another variation of the same buckle.

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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby Rosscodj » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 11:44 am

Thanks everyone! I'd emailed RBTR, but I'll shoot you a PM, Simon, if it doesn't work out. Appreciated!
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Re: Where to purchase fabric/hardware/general supplies?

Postby simonm » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 1:32 pm

Rosscodj wrote:Thanks everyone! I'd emailed RBTR, but I'll shoot you a PM, Simon, if it doesn't work out. Appreciated!


No problem. We should be placing an order with Woojin in the next couple of weeks, so can tack that on if needed.
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