Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    gmcpcs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Memphis, TX
    Hammock
    My DIY 1.9 SL ATACS-FG WB clone
    Tarp
    DIY Sil ATACS Hex
    Insulation
    underquilt.com FL
    Suspension
    DBL Strap/whoopies
    Posts
    199
    Images
    43

    DIY Fabric; A-TACS Two Questions

    Hello DIYers,

    I have checked online to find some camouflage ripstop to make a single layer hammock from; having wore myself out on the roll of ACU magnafabrics.

    I have a line on the A-TACS Foliage Green pattern:

    "$4.10/yd A-TACS FG nylon ripstop pure. Weight is around 1.9oz/sq yd. 2nd quality, fabric is 1st quality"

    My two questions:

    1) This fabric is 60" wide, and I can get 200 yds of it. Would this be good to piece together for a warbonnet clone, or to make a single layer gathered end?

    2) Would it be allowable to organize a group buy for this, at this price, and would there be takers? (two part questions)

    Pictures of "hard chargers" with gear in the pattern:
    http://www.a-tacs.com/category/a-tacs-news/


  2. #2
    gargoyle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Middleville, Mi
    Hammock
    G-Bird II
    Tarp
    Ogee tarp
    Insulation
    AHE TQ DIY Down UQ
    Suspension
    whoop dutch!
    Posts
    6,091
    Images
    46
    Looking at the site the fabric is 500 or 1000 denier, with a poly-urethane coating + dwr. So, typically with the coating the fabric would be closer to 3 oz/yd. Seems heavy and impractical for a hammock.
    Nice pattern, though.
    got any samples??

  3. #3
    gmcpcs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Memphis, TX
    Hammock
    My DIY 1.9 SL ATACS-FG WB clone
    Tarp
    DIY Sil ATACS Hex
    Insulation
    underquilt.com FL
    Suspension
    DBL Strap/whoopies
    Posts
    199
    Images
    43
    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    Looking at the site the fabric is 500 or 1000 denier, with a poly-urethane coating + dwr. So, typically with the coating the fabric would be closer to 3 oz/yd. Seems heavy and impractical for a hammock.
    Nice pattern, though.
    got any samples??
    The link was to the brand's website. I have a contact with the fabric weight mentioned, uncoated. it is 1.9 ripstop.

    He does have some PU coated and DWR, but I am like you, I don't think that would work with a hammock, or really a tarp. waiting on samples also.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Hammock
    ZHammock inspired 2x layer 1.9oz
    Tarp
    12' GG or 9' Tyvek
    Insulation
    sleeping bag UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    1" webbing
    Posts
    68
    I might be interested in a group buy. I want to make some tarps and maybe another hammock.
    You'll find me hanging somewhere in the sunshine state.

  5. #5
    Senior Member TheBrewGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Cleveland OH
    Hammock
    BIAS WWM
    Tarp
    HG 4 Season Cuben
    Insulation
    All HammockGear
    Suspension
    Whoopies&DutchHook
    Posts
    162
    Dude, DIY Gear Supply has 1.1oz woodland camo ripstop, 1st quality, 64" wide for $4.95 per sq yd. breathable uncoated. And you can buy as little as you want. Seems like a better deal than that. It's perfect for hammocks, I've made a couple from it.

  6. #6
    Senior Member injun51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    RESERVATION EARTH.
    Hammock
    My own $25 DIY Hammock.
    Tarp
    Chinook Camo.
    Insulation
    E.C.W.S Military
    Suspension
    Bioshock
    Posts
    196
    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrewGuy View Post
    Dude, DIY Gear Supply has 1.1oz woodland camo ripstop, 1st quality, 64" wide for $4.95 per sq yd. breathable uncoated. And you can buy as little as you want. Seems like a better deal than that. It's perfect for hammocks, I've made a couple from it.
    Pretty sure these guys are going for this specific camo pattern. You can get woodland camo rip stop for much cheaper then that when on sale. I have a mill end store by me that you can get it for $1.99 a yard on sale. Keep your eyes open for sales and you can save lots of money
    Don't take life so seriously, its not permenant.

  7. #7
    Senior Member TheBrewGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Cleveland OH
    Hammock
    BIAS WWM
    Tarp
    HG 4 Season Cuben
    Insulation
    All HammockGear
    Suspension
    Whoopies&DutchHook
    Posts
    162
    Quote Originally Posted by injun51 View Post
    Pretty sure these guys are going for this specific camo pattern. You can get woodland camo rip stop for much cheaper then that when on sale. I have a mill end store by me that you can get it for $1.99 a yard on sale. Keep your eyes open for sales and you can save lots of money
    Got it. Yeah i didn't realize it was for that specific pattern

  8. #8
    New Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Rottenchester NY
    Posts
    1
    I would love a diy tarp out of this pattern.

  9. #9
    Senior Member ahhhgladius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    sumter
    Hammock
    eno double nest, 12'r, 90x132"r
    Tarp
    kelty noah 12 :D
    Insulation
    DIY down and VB
    Suspension
    cinch/whoopie
    Posts
    374
    as would i, put me down for 24 yards
    Glory to the Fallen, Honor to the Lost. Faith to the Missing. Carry on Forever.

  10. #10
    gmcpcs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Memphis, TX
    Hammock
    My DIY 1.9 SL ATACS-FG WB clone
    Tarp
    DIY Sil ATACS Hex
    Insulation
    underquilt.com FL
    Suspension
    DBL Strap/whoopies
    Posts
    199
    Images
    43
    Quote Originally Posted by Boogey View Post
    I would love a diy tarp out of this pattern.

    Quote Originally Posted by ahhhgladius View Post
    as would i, put me down for 24 yards
    Well, I think that since you two are the only ones showing interest right now, I am just going to order 20 yds. for myself.

    Once I get it in, see the fabric, etc, I can send a sample to you two, and/or then forward the contact information so you can get hold of the seller directly.

    It doesn't seem like this is the right time of year for getting a group buy together...Christmas, winter time? Besides, this is really for my Christmas present :{)
    Semper Veritas.

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
  •