Join Date: May 2011
Location: Charleston SC
Hammock: WBBB 1.7 DL, Eno DL's
Tarp: WL Black Big Daddy
Insulation: Summer heat
Suspension: Whoopie's & Webs
need fabric suggestions
so i want to make a pouch for my bike to carry my hammock and some other small gear in.
so question is this:with the following requirements, can any one suggest me a fabric type?
1: will hold up to UV, since itll be on the bike pretty much 24/7
3: black (preferred)
all i can think of is something like duck canvas, and i dont want to use leather (because ill be doing this myself...)
Give a man fire and he's warm for the night.
Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life. Dante
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Laurens, SC
Hammock: eno DN
Tarp: cheep eyebolt mod
Sorry to say that I can't really give you a concrete answer. However I did find this website. Hope it might help.
Sunbrella brand and similar other fabric brands make UV resistant synthetic fabics for use in patio umbrellas, awnings and such. I don't know about the color. Umbrellas and awnings usually aren't black. I would advise against the use of cotton for this application because of the moisture involved. It will rot very quickly. Probably faster than a syn would deteriorate from UV. Sunbrella is not cheap but I would think it would be your best best.
I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.
"Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
Mrs. Loftus to Huck Finn
We Don't Sew... We Make Gear! video series
Important thread injector guidelines especially for Newbies
Bobbin Tension - A Personal Viewpoint
Join Date: Sep 2009
Hammock: DIY Pertex
Tarp: DIY with doors on
Insulation: Down and synthetic
Suspension: Whoopies & hooks
Black PU coated Cordura?
Lots of my bike bags are made from it.
I agree with Rev, Sunbrella or a copycat material is probably your best bet.
DIY Gear Supply - Your source for DIY outdoor gear.
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
Somewhere on here, someone did a test for UV resistance of ripstop nylon treated with a UV blocker. He left a treated patch next to an untreated patch outside for an extended period of time, and the treated patch was unfazed afterwards.
End conclusion was that spray-on UV blocker works very well.
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