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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbiz View Post
    The best way to get started with Cuben is to make some no-sew stuff sacks. All you need is some Cuben and some two-sided tape, draw cord, cord lock and presto you're done.

    Watch this video and you all be amazed how quick you can make a stuff sack.

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    Funny, how my professionally-made cuben stuff sacks are failing at the seams and failing at creases.

    So, yes, stuff sacks are easily made of cuben. But, imo, it is the wrong material for the purpose. When there's minimal mass to begin with, there are minimal weight savings to be had, and micro-fractures in the film eventually cause the sack to fail, where "eventual" means, in my experience, long before a quality sil-nylon sack fails.

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    Re: DIY Cuben Tarp - minimal sewing, using VHB Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    Funny, how my professionally-made cuben stuff sacks are failing at the seams and failing at creases.

    So, yes, stuff sacks are easily made of cuben. But, imo, it is the wrong material for the purpose. When there's minimal mass to begin with, there are minimal weight savings to be had, and micro-fractures in the film eventually cause the sack to fail, where "eventual" means, in my experience, long before a quality sil-nylon sack fails.
    After using cuben stuff sacks for a couple of years I would have to agree, most of mine fail due to abrasions.
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    The real point of the video was to point out to those SUL hikers that use lightweight disposable back packs meant for the purpose of one thru hike (zpacks for instance) that you could make a set per thru hike...certainly not as a long term product...additionally there are many members here that have cuben tarps and that will eventually experience breakdown of the material but I don't see too many complaining... it's all about what you want out of your equipment HYOH
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    Re: DIY Cuben Tarp - minimal sewing, using VHB Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbiz View Post
    The real point of the video was to point out to those SUL hikers that use lightweight disposable back packs meant for the purpose of one thru hike (zpacks for instance) that you could make a set per thru hike...certainly not as a long term product...additionally there are many members here that have cuben tarps and that will eventually experience breakdown of the material but I don't see too many complaining... it's all about what you want out of your equipment HYOH
    Agreed. I still use cuben stuff sacks with the understanding they will need replacing regularly.
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    is the stufsak and everything en cuben includet in the omount you bought?

    When you are taken down the tarp, do you fold it before putting it in the stufsak, og just press it in there as you go?

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    is the stufsak and everything en cuben includet in the omount you bought?
    Yup

    When you are taken down the tarp, do you fold it before putting it in the stufsak, og just press it in there as you go?
    stuff it
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    Awesome Info Here! I'm gonna try my hand at a fully bonded(hysol u-09FL) cuben catenary tarp in the coming months.

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    I would love to make my own tarp, but **** if im not scared of messing up that expensive material. I'll give it a try for sure someday, thanks for the video!

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    Tegghost132, if you want to play around with cuben to see if the DIY approach is for you without making a huge investment in materials, you should check out the below link. Yama Mountain Gear sells DIY cuben stuff sack kits that come with everything you need and they have videos on the steps necessary to construct them. They are reasonably priced. The steps are applicable should you want to make your own tarp.
    http://www.yamamountaingear.com/gear...er-stuff-sacks
    Last edited by Flounder; 08-06-2013 at 03:53. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flounder View Post
    Tegghost132, if you want to play around with cuben to see if the DIY approach is for you without making a huge investment in materials, you should check out the below link. Yama Mountain Gear sells DIY cuben stuff sack kits that come with everything you need and they have videos on the steps necessary to construct them. They are reasonably priced. The steps are applicable should you want to make your own tarp.
    http://www.yamamountaingear.com/gear...er-stuff-sacks
    Thats great! Ordered it.

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