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Stretchy / durable / water-resistant fabric?

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 Catriona 17 Jun 2021

I’d like to make a helmet holder (fnarr) similar to the Mammut one:

https://www.mammut.com/uk/en/products/2530-00120-0001/helmet-holder

Any recommendations for the kind of fabric I’d need please? Something stretchy and durable that doesn’t absorb too much water. 

Post edited at 15:02
In reply to Catriona:

Old tights?

 Catriona 17 Jun 2021
In reply to Toerag:

Not so durable. As devotees of Faithless will be aware, you can tear off tights with your teeth. If needs be. 

 leon 1 17 Jun 2021
In reply to Catriona: Stretch Mesh fabric may be what you want or even Fish Net Stretch fabric Plenty of suppliers out there  Good luck with it

https://fabricland.co.uk/product-category/buy-fabric-online/lycra-fabric/lycra-stretch-mesh-fabric/

Post edited at 15:42
 Tigger 17 Jun 2021
In reply to Catriona:

The holder fabic it's may not need to be stretchy, only the bungee cord at each of the 4 corners.

Also by the time you've bought the necessary materials and paid for p&p, buying one pre made (£7 - £10) may actually work out cheaper.

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 Catriona 17 Jun 2021
In reply to Tigger:

> The holder fabic it's may not need to be stretchy, only the bungee cord at each of the 4 corners.

The blurb in the link mentions “flexible material”. I agree it’s probably not essential but it might give a neater finish if it is slightly stretchy.

> Also by the time you've bought the necessary materials and paid for p&p, buying one pre made (£7 - £10) may actually work out cheaper.

The one linked has a nice design which would work well with my pack (that’s why I want to make something similar) but unfortunately it’s only currently available directly from Mammut at £10 plus £7 p&p. Although to be honest it’s not all about the cost - I like making stuff. Thanks though.

In reply to Catriona:

Convert a pair of Ron Hills into culottes and you should have plenty of amputated stretchy durable fabric for your project. 

 Tigger 17 Jun 2021
In reply to Catriona:

Ah ok, that's way more than mine, though I got it a while back now. Enjoy your project! 

 VictorM 18 Jun 2021
In reply to Catriona:

Cordura makes stretch nylons as well. Not sure if you can source the materials anywhere but I would guess it would be great for this project. 

Good luck, the classic Mammut helmet holder is a great and simple design. It's less great with packs under 35-ish liters (it gets a bit flabby on smaller packs), that's why I like the old bungeecord and small carabiners through ventilation ports approach for those (provided your pack has daisychains or other latch points). 


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