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    Calendared ripstop nylon with a camouflage pattern?

    Anyone have a source for calendared ripstop nylon with a camouflage pattern?

    Just starting to get into DIY, starting with an UQ, and would really like to make all my stuff in camo.


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    Unfortunately, lightweight camo is hard (near impossible) to find, period. All the camo stuff seams to weigh a ton.

    Scott (one of our members) sells lightweight 1.1 oz/sy breathable camo but it's not calendared and therefore not downproof. Here's the link...
    http://www.diygearsupply.com/cgi-bin/shelf.cgi?numb=17

    He does have some nice, light coyote brown that is calendared though....
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    Thanks Mad777, I will probably give up in the camo for the UQ. Maybe just go with a green.

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    Mad777:

    As you follow these materials and sources: One garment-maker reported he discontinued coyote brown due to QC issues with water-repellency in that color.

    Do you know if this problem may have been restricted just to that maker's supplier? Finishes can be funny for color-sensitivity; there's no telling the qualities of house or car paint you buy, either, if the color is different from what has been prove to be strong.

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    This was breathable, uncoated nylon that I was referring to. I'm not familiar with any silnylon sources that are problematic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Unfortunately, lightweight camo is hard (near impossible) to find, period. All the camo stuff seams to weigh a ton.

    Scott (one of our members) sells lightweight 1.1 oz/sy breathable camo but it's not calendared and therefore not downproof. Here's the link...
    http://www.diygearsupply.com/cgi-bin/shelf.cgi?numb=17
    Here is a UQ I made in 2007 when they were really 1/2 UQ's It was similar to the fabric in the link above.



    This thing went against all the "rules". Only 3 chambers and made from material that was not "downproof". I lost a couple feathers that was in the down but learned to just push them back in the quilt. High quality down will work in a variety of material due to low feather content.

    The real problem with breathable fabric is the loss of heat when the wind blows. Calendared/Dwr fabrics block the wind better and help retain heat.

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    Another idea might be to sew down proof fabric to non down proof fabric then just sew it together it would add weight but it would get the camo on the outside you are looking for.

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    ask Scott at DIYsuppply. he's Z best out there.

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    hancock fabric had some woodland camo ripstop. im not sure if it is in every store but they do have a website you can order from. it is heavier than 1.1, im thinking 1.9 or 1.7 with a waterproof coating on one side. i dont know if its downproof though. if i had any down id try it out for you.
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