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Mesh for pack pocket?
Posted: 08 June 2007 08:03 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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I’m looking for a good mesh to use for a pack pocket (like a Golite Breeze).  Anyone have a good idea of what to use? I’m going to use something heavier than noseeum.

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-John

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Posted: 10 June 2007 05:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Quest Outfitters carries a nice mesh.  Ask for the stuff that they include in the G4 pack kit.

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Posted: 11 June 2007 06:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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I think micro mesh would work well. A few people sell it.  http://www.rockywoods.com/meshs_main.htm has it in colors which is nice if needed. Also the rain sheld http://www.therainshed.com/ has a power mesh that’s like the micro but has lycra in it. I use it for stuff sacks for things like my cook pot. The stretch gives it a mice “life” or feel.

Both places will see samples, I’d get them in advance of the order if you’ve got the time. The rain sheld is a bit slow so keep that in mind.

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JFF

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Posted: 11 June 2007 10:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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I’ve got OWF sending me a couple of mesh samples as well speak. The lady said the 3/16” mesh would probably work well. We’ll see.

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Posted: 11 June 2007 11:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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I tried some mesh from OWF a couple years ago and it was a bit stiff for my taste.  But that was then, now might be different.

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Posted: 12 June 2007 01:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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I can’t be any more stiff than the mesh I put on my pack used for my thru-hike. That stuff was like a cheesegrater! Large holes, stiff, etc. Worked fine, but I’m not going down that road again.

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Posted: 12 June 2007 03:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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John-

I’m, sorry I just reread your post and realized your looking for pocket mesh for a pack.. . . I was thinknig jacket liner pocket mesh. I would agree with the Quest. It’s a nice 1/4 in hole that’s not to big or small. The last pack I made I used a nylon spandex blend I got at the rain shed. It adds some weight but I liked the stretch. It allowed me to seam pocket edges into the pack sides so the pocket could expand but still lay flat. see pics I really liked the way it worked out.

I’ve attached some pic of a pack I made last winter to use as a winter day pack it’s size is based off the breeze as well. I even tried the revirse adjusters on the shoulder straps. Interesting idea but takes some time to get used to them.

Again sorry about the mix up.

Joe F

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Posted: 16 October 2007 05:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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I have used both the mesh in the RAY-WAY kit and the poly mesh b from quest.  The quest stuff is very strong and i’m sure durable, but much too heavy for use on a sub 12oz pack.  I like the stuff Ray used but i’m not sure where to get my hands on it.  The OWFINC stuff is much ligther and has a better drape (more like Ray’s), i just don’t love the hole pattern.

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Posted: 17 October 2007 04:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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need2boat - 12 June 2007 03:42 PM

I’ve attached some pic of a pack I made last winter to use as a winter day pack it’s size is based off the breeze as well. I even tried the revirse adjusters on the shoulder straps. Interesting idea but takes some time to get used to them.

Joe, what is the yellow ribbon that you used to trim those pockets?

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Posted: 17 October 2007 04:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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It looks like ribbon but it’s really a 2.5” (or so) piece of the same fabric (1.9 oz orange sil nylon) I used for the body of the pack folded in 1/2 to make a tube. The process I used for making the pockets is moslty from the free G-4 directions on the Gossmer gear website.

Joe F

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Posted: 17 October 2007 04:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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need2boat - 17 October 2007 04:40 PM

It looks like ribbon but it’s really a 2.5” (or so) piece of the same fabric (1.9 oz orange sil nylon) I used for the body of the pack folded in 1/2 to make a tube.

Gotcha. It looked yellow in that particular picture. Good to know.

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Posted: 23 October 2007 02:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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Joe,

Do i see 3d mesh on the inside of that hip belt?  If so where can that be picked up?

I have really wanted to add that to my packs but have been unable to find it.

Marsh

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Posted: 23 October 2007 02:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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John,

Did those OWF samples come?  Did they have something you liked?  I’m interested in the answer for my current project as well.

Marsh

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Posted: 23 October 2007 03:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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Marsh


Yes it’s 3D mesh. Ayce sell it on this site.

Joe F.

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Posted: 23 October 2007 03:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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Joe,

3d mesh on THRU-HIKER?

Really, i have not seen it.  I will look harder.

Marsh

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Posted: 23 October 2007 03:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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You know I just looked again and didn’t see it either? I know I bought it from AYCE. Maybe send him an email directly and see if he has any left. You don’t need much, 1/4 or 1/2 yard would be enough for a few pair.

Joe F.

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