Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1
    New Member franksb255's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Hammock
    DIY Ripstop Bridge
    Tarp
    DIY Green 1.1Nylon
    Insulation
    Foam pad/ Bag
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopie/Marlin
    Posts
    32
    Images
    3

    Zippers or Velcro? and where to buy.

    Working on my third hammock and I'm thinking about trying velcro on the side in between the mosquito netting and side of the hammock. Mainly because I don't have another 5-6 foot long zipper. I know the Hennessey has the velcro in the body of the hammock, but I don't want to make a hole there.

    Where can you buy 5-6 foot long zipper?

  2. #2
    PuckerFactor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SW VA
    Hammock
    DIY 11' double layer 1.1
    Tarp
    huge DIY camo
    Insulation
    DIY 9oz. Primaloft
    Suspension
    7/64"whoopie sling
    Posts
    1,208
    Old sleeping bags are the usual way to find them. Try your local Goodwill or Salvation Army Thrift Store.

    Acer
    It's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

    Formerly known as Acercanto, my trail name is MacGuyver to some, and Pucker Factor to others.

    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness. - Randy Glasbergen

  3. #3
    New Member franksb255's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Hammock
    DIY Ripstop Bridge
    Tarp
    DIY Green 1.1Nylon
    Insulation
    Foam pad/ Bag
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopie/Marlin
    Posts
    32
    Images
    3
    Yea, I thought about that, just thought it would be a bad price for just what you need. Maybe could use the sleeping bag material for something though. . .

    Maybe two of the longest zippers I can find might work. hmm.

  4. #4
    SlowBro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Hammock
    dbl 1.1 WBBB
    Tarp
    z-Packs cuben
    Insulation
    WB Yeti
    Suspension
    Whoopies/Straps
    Posts
    397
    Images
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by franksb255 View Post
    Working on my third hammock and I'm thinking about trying velcro on the side in between the mosquito netting and side of the hammock. Mainly because I don't have another 5-6 foot long zipper. I know the Hennessey has the velcro in the body of the hammock, but I don't want to make a hole there.

    Where can you buy 5-6 foot long zipper?

    Try Thru-Hiker they will have what you need in Zippers.
    -SlowBro
    "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."-Theodore Roosevelt

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Hammock
    DIY WBBB
    Tarp
    DIY 10x10 Cat cut
    Insulation
    Crowsnest
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    250
    Images
    2
    OWF also has a collection of presized zippers here
    I have been eyeing that 100" zipper to use to attach a bugnet

  6. #6
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Sun Prairie, Wi
    Hammock
    Hennesy Expedition
    Tarp
    MacCat Deluxe
    Insulation
    Thermarest
    Posts
    28

    Wink zippers

    Had a zipper mod done to my Hennessy Exped this winter and anticipate enjoying the mod as soon as weather improves and there is an event suitable for hanging - might happen mid April.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    CA Central Valley
    Hammock
    Warbonnet BB!
    Tarp
    MacCat Deluxe
    Insulation
    JRB HR (2)
    Posts
    1,295
    OWFINC, Seattle Fabrics, Thru Hiker, take your pick....

    I'm waiting on a zipper, silnylon and a WPB fabric to mash together a hybrid weathershield/bivy. Thirty bucks.

  8. #8
    GrizzlyAdams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge, v0.n, where n is large
    Tarp
    depends on season
    Insulation
    DIY UQ
    Posts
    4,628
    Images
    564
    don't be afraid to try the cut-to-length coil zipper (available at owfinc and quest). The main pain is getting the zipper on, but with a little practice it comes, and then you can cook up whatever length zipper you need (except for separating ones).
    Grizz
    (alias ProfessorHammock on youtube)

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Formerly 'TroutEhCuss'
    Trout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Elkhart County, Indiana
    Hammock
    12' DIY 1.9 Ripstop Grn/HamMike RL
    Tarp
    12'x11' DIY Navy
    Insulation
    3/4 UQ Crowsnest
    Suspension
    Webbing & Buckle
    Posts
    1,195
    Images
    1
    Ed Speers sells the velcro at a cheap price and his turn-around is fast.

  10. #10
    GrizzlyAdams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Hammock
    DIY Bridge, v0.n, where n is large
    Tarp
    depends on season
    Insulation
    DIY UQ
    Posts
    4,628
    Images
    564
    I much prefer one-sided hook-and-loop fasteners to ordinary velcro. The hook side of velcro in particular attracts bugnetting and snags on it.

    I've used FreeMagic in the past, and quite like it. Down side is that you need to order in increments of 25 yard rolls.

    I'm told that smaller lengths of so-called "no-snag velcro" might be found at Walmart or a chain fabric store.
    Grizz
    (alias ProfessorHammock on youtube)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •