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    I know you're right we do need instructions. I...

    I know you're right we do need instructions. I have a new machine coming next week and I'm thinking a step by step video would be cool.
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    104470

    104470
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    Good point. MEMBRANE sil is a compromise between...

    Good point. MEMBRANE sil is a compromise between cuben and standard silnylon/silpoly.
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    Good question. I haven't tested the current...

    Good question. I haven't tested the current version of MEMBRANE sil in a lab, mainly because I'm making some tweaks before the first large production run. There is a fellow over at BPL that did an HH...
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    In terms of performance it doesn't matter. If you...

    In terms of performance it doesn't matter. If you can tell a difference between the sides visually, then you may want to put one side out because you think it looks better, but other than that it...
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    Coating wise it's the exact same on both sides....

    Coating wise it's the exact same on both sides. If you look REALLY close, you may find that one side looks a bit shinier than the other, but whether you put that out or in doesn't matter.
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    Probably about a month.

    Probably about a month.
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    Upgrade offer for Silpoly 2nd Gen

    Since the arrival of Silpoly 2nd gen a couple weeks ago, I've been contacted by several folks wanting to swap out their Silpoly 1st Gen for the new material. Given the issues with seam sealing 1st...
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    If I ever find any plaid, I promise you will be...

    If I ever find any plaid, I promise you will be the first to know.
  10. Pleased to report that after our latest round of...

    Pleased to report that after our latest round of testing through IDFL, MEMBRANE10 is now a 5-star rated downproof fabric. This is the highest rating you can get on the IDFL scale and the ONLY 5-star...
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    Yes you should be good with any 100% silicone...

    Yes you should be good with any 100% silicone sealant.
  12. Not necessarily the exact same color, but the...

    Not necessarily the exact same color, but the blaze is certainly a deep shade.
  13. I think using this for a hammock would be a flyer...

    I think using this for a hammock would be a flyer at best. The MEMBRANE10 is very thin, so I would worry about heavy abrasion over time and the stitches ripping through at end channels. I wouldn't...
  14. Congrats Brian! Very interesting read.

    Congrats Brian! Very interesting read.
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    About 59"

    About 59"
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    Sorry for the delay Dane. Things have been hosed...

    Sorry for the delay Dane. Things have been hosed up all week - both inbound supply and orders going out. Barring any more weather, we should be back on track this week. Look forward to seeing the...
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    Glad you like it. I think your tarp will be quite...

    Glad you like it. I think your tarp will be quite the looker.
  18. UGQ has worked with other 10D fabrics first-hand,...

    UGQ has worked with other 10D fabrics first-hand, so they can give great info on where MEMBRANE10 falls in the windproof/breathability spectrum. Only thing I would add is that based on all the 10D...
  19. Introducing 0.66 oz MEMBRANE 10 ultralight fabric

    Over the last six months or so I've been asked several times if we would ever be coming out with a 10D ultralight fabric. I've wanted to, but it was also important that we take our time and get it...
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    Silpoly 2nd gen is now in stock and shipping....

    Silpoly 2nd gen is now in stock and shipping. Just a heads up that we do have a snow "storm" moving in that could cause some delays getting things out. Down here a couple inches shuts it down.
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    I also wanted to mention that we've been making...

    I also wanted to mention that we've been making incremental improvements in the finishing process for the downproof version of 1.0 HyperD since it's launch last summer. We're now doing some unique...
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    I have no idea what you are talking about.

    I have no idea what you are talking about.
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    I would put a comfort rating (strength and...

    I would put a comfort rating (strength and stretch considered) of 200-225 on a single layer.
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    1.0 HyperD has NEW colors

    Excited to announce that with our latest production run we now carry a total of 16 colors in 1.0 HyperD diamond ripstop. All 16 of these colors are now available in either calendered/downproof finish...
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    Scheduled in tomorrow. Hopefully the weather...

    Scheduled in tomorrow. Hopefully the weather holds out long enough. Things get a little crazy down here when a few flakes start flying.
  26. Taffeta is one type of plain weave fabric. I need...

    Taffeta is one type of plain weave fabric. I need to update the 1.0 HyperD pages with a pending status. We are in the process of having it tested right now.
  27. The 1.0 taffeta is still on the site, just not in...

    The 1.0 taffeta is still on the site, just not in the dropdown right now. I had to make room for other things and haven't gone in to code a new row yet. Here it is:...
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    Some people were experiencing mixed results with...

    Some people were experiencing mixed results with 100% silicone sealants. I would suggest taking a scrap piece and testing your chosen sealant on each side first before setting out to do the full...
  29. What makes a GREAT downproof fabric?

    If you're planning a DIY down gear project or in the market for a finished product from a vendor, you might find this helpful. I put together a little blog post about what makes a GREAT downproof...
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    Thanks everyone it's really my pleasure. I love...

    Thanks everyone it's really my pleasure. I love talking to customers.
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    Shoot me an email with your address. I'll drop a...

    Shoot me an email with your address. I'll drop a sample in the mail tonight.
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    Looks great Brad thanks for posting. The khaki is...

    Looks great Brad thanks for posting. The khaki is one of my favorite colors for sure.
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    Looks like a DREAM come true! Enjoy your new tarp.

    Looks like a DREAM come true! Enjoy your new tarp.
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    No I would never do such a thing :). In all...

    No I would never do such a thing :). In all honesty though there are a couple things going on. First, I've been pushing this particular mill to do a "hybrid denier" fabric for a while. It's not the...
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    I like it guys very unique product for sure. Is...

    I like it guys very unique product for sure. Is that diamond grid carpet too? :)
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    Most people use either one of those or a piece of...

    Most people use either one of those or a piece of higher denier oxford fabric like our HyperD 300. I'm far from the eldest statesman, but I've never seen/heard of anyone having real issues with just...
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    I do have about a yd of the 2.0 that I'm willing...

    I do have about a yd of the 2.0 that I'm willing to cut up and send out as samples. First come first serve. Just shoot me your address: http://ripstopbytheroll.com/pages/contact-us

    THANKS. TGIF.
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    Silpoly 2nd Gen is now up and available for...

    Silpoly 2nd Gen is now up and available for PRE-ORDER. I'm aiming to start shipping next Friday 2/13.

    -> http://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/silpoly
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    Essentially people were experiencing mixed...

    Essentially people were experiencing mixed results with different 100% silicone based sealants.
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    It will still be around until it's exhausted, but...

    It will still be around until it's exhausted, but we won't be stocking both Gen 1 and Gen 2.
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    Yep we'll try to work that in over time. We do...

    Yep we'll try to work that in over time. We do have a lot of things going on right now though, so it will probably be a bit.
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    I tested the sea to summit product on the shiny...

    I tested the sea to summit product on the shiny side of Membrane sil and it worked perfectly. If nothing else, you can use that product without worry. I haven't circled back and tried the silnet but...
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    Updated the original post. For now, it's an...

    Updated the original post. For now, it's an earthtone fest aside from Blaze Orange. I've got your Olive yellow on my list though :).
  44. Congrats on your new quilts. Through talks with...

    Congrats on your new quilts. Through talks with James I know he is passionate about making quality gear, so you should have some good ones.
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    Official Silpoly 2.0 Details

    As promised, I wanted to give everyone details on the second generation silpoly or "Silpoly 2.0" as it's been dubbed. The main thing that sets the Silpoly 2.0 fabric apart from anything we've done or...
  46. Ha yes I remember speaking with you at FHV. The...

    Ha yes I remember speaking with you at FHV. The vendors' adoption of the 1.0 HyperD is definitely helping to expand the available colors which is really great. You will have the choice of buying the...
  47. Custom sample kits now available - $5 shipped

    I've wanted to make this available for quite some time, but just didn't have the infrastructure to do it right. Now that we do, I'm happy to finally have it up and running. For $5 shipped you get to...
  48. So what color is it that you want? lol. The pink...

    So what color is it that you want? lol. The pink sampling yardage in the pic actually isn't a bad color.
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    Ding Ding Ding
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    Check!
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