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    No I have never used it, but I have heard good things about it. I tried a quick Google and Wikipedia search and didn't turn up much. It is made by Dupont.

    If I am not mistaken Western Mountaineering used Supplex in making their bags for a while. I could be wrong though. I don't think it's made anymore.

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    This stuff looks interesting for a travel pod.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/WPB-DWR-Cobalt-S...QQcmdZViewItem
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    OWF sells Supplex for $5.25 per yard with the DWR coating, so the Ebay store is a really good deal. At those prices you should get some Supplex AND Taffeta and try them both.

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    Here is some good supplex seconds.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/WPB-DWR-Cobalt-S...QQcmdZViewItem
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    FYI
    Ballistics Cloth: refers to a weave; (2x2). This is a very abrasion resistant fabric, typically made with Cordura® fibers. Typically around 2000 denier.
    # Coated: Fabrics that are coated with urethane for water resistance or water proofness.
    # Cordura®: is a high tenacity air-textured nylon manufactured exclusively by Dupont. Cordura actually refers to the fiber,and not the fabric. It is typically found as a plain weave, in deniers 300-2000, and is used where strength and abrasion resistance is important. Visit Dupont for more fibers information.
    # DWR: stands for Durable Water Repellent, typically refers to water repellent coatings that force the water to bead up on fabrics, preventing saturation.
    # Denier: A unit of yarn number equal to the weight in grams of 9000m of yarn. The thicker the thread, the higher the denier, the heavier the fabric.
    # Fleece
    # Laminate: fabric constructed of layers laminated together, as in a waterproof-breathable laminate, or windblock fleece.
    # Microfiber: refers to fabric made of synthetic yarns of less than one denier per filament
    # Oxford: has a small basket weave(2 x 1); fine warp and and coarse fill.
    # Polyester: is a man made fiber, made of synthetic polymers.
    # Polypropelene: is a synthetic Olefin fiber; made from propylene
    # Ply: typically refers to how many yarns make up a thread; a fabric made of 3-ply thread will be stronger than one made of 2-ply thread. Ply is sometimes used to refer to how many layers are in laminated or waterproof/breathable fabrics.
    # Supplex: is a Dupont trademark for one of several textured nylons; not Taslan though. It is a very high filament yarn (66 filaments per yarn) that is "air-dried" to give it a very soft texture.
    # Taffeta: is a plain weave (1 x 1) that is smooth on both sides. Nylon taffeta commonly used for linings and windbreakers.
    # Taslan: is a fiber process, used generically to describe a type of texture. The Taslan process of "air-drying" nylon filaments is applied to heavier yarns to create a soft fabric.
    # Waterproof/Breathable Fabrics

    thanks to Wayne Shufelt and the Cordura Team at Dupont for all their assistance

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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    OWF sells Supplex for $5.25 per yard with the DWR coating, so the Ebay store is a really good deal. At those prices you should get some Supplex AND Taffeta and try them both.
    That's actually what I am planning on doing. I am going to order 5 yds of both and try the asym homemade. I wanted to have a backup made for my hike anyways.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    This stuff looks interesting for a travel pod.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/WPB-DWR-Cobalt-S...QQcmdZViewItem
    Great idea. I'm try that out for $1.25 per yard. Wonder what they mean by "streak error"?

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    I was going to order from Top Quality, but she wrote back that she had no idea what I was talking about when I asked some basic questions - like what the material's weight was. Said she gets it from a brick-and-mortar down the street.

    Still probably get something from her when I get time for another project - those prices are the lowest I've seen anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Great idea. I'm try that out for $1.25 per yard. Wonder what they mean by "streak error"?
    I'll let you know when I get it.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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    I figure I'll only have about $20-30 wrapped up in this, so if it doesn't completly work out I won't be out that much.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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