Where to buy material & fittings now?

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Where to buy material & fittings now?

Postby Nerdtrails » Tue 17 Jul, 2018 11:38 am

Now that Tier Gear has removed their DIY section (fabric etc) to focus on their manufacturing of complete products are there any good recommended sellers in Australia for MYOG supplies or do we need to order from overseas?
If we are stuck with overseas suppliers who would you recommend?
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Re: Where to buy material & fittings now?

Postby CasualNerd » Tue 17 Jul, 2018 12:26 pm

I've just been on a little MYOG ordering binge after watching too many youtube videos.

https://dutchwaregear.com/
Easy to navigate, fast standard shipping (I'm sure it was here in less than a week) and shipping was about $35 on a 1.1kg order. They wouldn't ship insulation like climashield but will ship a pillow kit which contains half a yard of climashield ;) I got some extra wide silpoly fabric which should be interesting to test.

https://www.extremtextil.de/en/
Has a large range of good fabrics (including interesting bits like TPU coated fabrics for packrafts etc), shipping was about 8 Euros for a few metres of fabric alone.

https://ripstopbytheroll.com/
Probably the most commonly recommended, but I haven't ordered with them.

https://www.diypackraft.com/
Only place I found that sells inflation valves for a reasonable price, but obviously specific to packraft materials. $11 shipping on a $30 order.

Edit: aliexpress.com has an awesome range of miscellaneous buckles, tent parts, poles, pegs etc. So far most stuff I've ordered has been excellent quality and a fraction of the price elsewhere. I still don't know if I'd recommend it for mission critical stuff, but well worth a look. Sometimes it takes a lot of searching to find what you want.
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Re: Where to buy material & fittings now?

Postby Nerdtrails » Sun 22 Jul, 2018 9:01 am

CasualNerd wrote:I've just been on a little MYOG ordering binge after watching too many youtube videos.


Thanks for taking the time to writing about your experiences with those suppliers.
Along with a few projects already on the book I am going to have to seriously consider a DIY Packraft now thanks to one of your links!
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