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    Quote Originally Posted by taylo166 View Post
    Something else about those light green cuben sacks, I decided to test one's strength one day by holding it open with one hand and punching the bottom of it repeatedly with the other. I was beatin the crap out of it and never came close to ripping or unthreading anything.
    You can grab it and do your best to tear it and it doesn't budge.

    That's the lightweight stuff, so you know the heavy stuff is pretty much bomb proof.
    Maybe they only rip when you DON'T want them to?

    I would be more worried about sharp rocks or sticks or smaller sharp things...


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Maybe they only rip when you DON'T want them to?

    I would be more worried about sharp rocks or sticks or smaller sharp things...

    Or, sparks from the camp fire.
    I already have 1 hole from my fire and I was hanging 30' away.
    Thank goodness HMG has an awesome cuben patch kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylo166 View Post
    Something else about those light green cuben sacks, I decided to test one's strength one day by holding it open with one hand and punching the bottom of it repeatedly with the other. I was beatin the crap out of it and never came close to ripping or unthreading anything.
    You can grab it and do your best to tear it and it doesn't budge.

    That's the lightweight stuff, so you know the heavy stuff is pretty much bomb proof.
    I managed to put a 4" rip in a CT.6K08 stuff sack by overstuffing it, but I patched it with some DIY cuben tape and it's going strong. I like cuben stuff sacks because they're slippery enough to fit into my pack easily and because I can see the contents. Now that I know not to overstuff them, I plan to make some more out of CT.3K.08.

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    Love cubn, this is my list so far. All mine are DYI
    1. cuben tarp. 8.66oz
    2. cuben stuff sacks x 8, 2.22oz
    3. cuben pack cover. 1.45oz
    4. cuben rain rap. 0.870z
    5. cuben pack liner 0.75oz
    6. 1/2 cuben under quilt 17.230z
    7. 1/2 cuben top quilt 19.11oz

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    Awesome looking top quilt Traftonm! That thing looks sweet.

    I've got a bunch of odd ball Cuben items, mainly stuff sacks for myself, though I just got my hands on some of the new WPB Cuben Fiber and it's pretty sweet. I'm using that to make fully seam taped rain mitts that weigh close to 10 grams (0.35oz) a pair.

    Either way, I think Cuben is still the cutting edge for super ultralight weight gear and more will be incorporated into gear like Traftonm's quilt or like Tim's rad quilts he makes from CF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackRock View Post
    I just got my hands on some of the new WPB Cuben Fiber and it's pretty sweet.
    SAY WHAT???
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    SAY WHAT???
    HEHE!

    I am tempted with this ultimaterial too.

    but it's twice the price of the regular stuff...

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    Jesus Traftonm, that's some pretty cool lookin stuff.

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