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    ??? source for reflective nylon strap material ????

    I am looking for some reflective nylon strap material to make a daisy chain of loops (light loads) for a lightweight pack I'm making. Does anybody know a source? I can't find anything that meets my specs below. I found some stuff on ebay but it looks like the reflective material is painted on. The reflective shoelace loops on my merrell shoes would be perfect (maybe a little narrow) but I can't find anything similar for sale anywhere.

    • Nylon webbing or strap - not grosgrain
    • 1/2 inch, 3/8 OK but not preferred
    • reflective material woven in - not painted or bonded on - woven in like a shoe lace
    • black color OK but not prefered. something to go with my grey and orange gridstop color scheme would be better.


    I've already considered reflective cordage but it's too hard to sew into my design.

    I've also considered a flat reflective shoe lace. That's possibly my best option right now. Color is an issue with the shoelace and shoe laces are slightly too light for the intended use so they wouldn't be ideal.
    Last edited by litetrek; 03-21-2020 at 17:27.

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    This is 3/8" instead of 1/2" Site had other options.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/6867346...ng_top-2&frs=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye View Post
    This is 3/8" instead of 1/2" Site had other options.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/6867346...ng_top-2&frs=1
    Thanks for responding. I didn't think of looking on etsy. Unfortunately, that probably isn't going to work for me. Polyester abrades easily. The reflective part looks spray painted on. Although they will carry light loads the daisy chains on my pack will be subjected to some abuse.
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    Anybody else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by litetrek View Post
    Anybody else?
    well, I guess not. I know the stuff exists because its in outdoor products I own so its pretty frustrating that I can't find it for sale anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litetrek View Post
    well, I guess not. I know the stuff exists because its in outdoor products I own so its pretty frustrating that I can't find it for sale anywhere.
    Look up reflective grosgrain on eBay and Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irishjihad View Post
    Look up reflective grosgrain on eBay and Amazon.
    First post says "not grosgrain ......

    For OP: It looks as if other folks' google foo isn't working any better than yours. I gave it a bit of a shot and had no success.

    You mentioned that you have outdoor products that utilize the material you're looking for. Perhaps email those manufacturers to see if they will sell you some of it or will at least tell you where they sourced it.
    Five Basic Principles of Going Lighter

    To equip a pedestrian with shelter, bedding, utensils, food, and other necessities, in a pack so light and small that he can carry it without overstrain, is really a fine art. ~ Horace Kephart, 1906

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoulder View Post
    First post says "not grosgrain ......

    For OP: It looks as if other folks' google foo isn't working any better than yours. I gave it a bit of a shot and had no success.

    You mentioned that you have outdoor products that utilize the material you're looking for. Perhaps email those manufacturers to see if they will sell you some of it or will at least tell you where they sourced it.
    Doubt that merrell shoe company is interested in selling me $3.00 worth of material or could even do it if they wanted to. But, thanks for responding.

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    You may end being surprised what can happen if you get the right nice person on the phone with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poor_jalopy View Post
    You may end being surprised what can happen if you get the right nice person on the phone with you.
    Indeed, never hurts to ask.
    Five Basic Principles of Going Lighter

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