nylon stretches a lot more than polyester
First post here at Hammock Forums and hoping to contribute a bit. I just bought an HH Hyperlight and am embarked on the underquilt project that seems to be order #1 for every new hanger. I've used several of the suppliers already listed (especially Thru-hiker for Primaloft One and light-weight nylon) but I've found one other fabric supplier of use recently that isn't listed here; Seattle Fabrics. They carry an interesting and useful fabric for underquilts (as well as some otherwise useful stuff like neoprene); a heat and solar reflective 1.3oz ripstop that I'm using as a shell fabric on my underquilt. I'll post on the project as I start to get some of it assembled. The stuff looks pretty neat (kind of aluminum silver-grey) and definitely reflects heat.
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Welcome to the forum Strategic. I had wondered about the heat reflective ripstop when I first saw it.Can't wait to see pics of your project.
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i'm heading out the door shortly for a couple nights in the mountains (sort of a short notice trip), but maybe by the time i get back sun eve, yall will have a new article on DIY sources<g>. ...tim
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that stuff is not sil, just pu coated, i looked at some too, might work for what you're thinking about using it for, it's not breathable though. i would also like to add that in my opinion s.f. is a total ripoff, you can generally find the same stuff at owf or quest for a fraction of the price. for instance, silnylon from s.f was 10.50/yd last time i checked, little plastic cord locks are 3-4 times as expensive as most places, everything is way more there than anywhere else, and they don't give volume discounts for buying 15-20 yards like owf and quest do. they do have a large selection though, also, havent seen that heat reflective ripstop anywhere else.