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    Cuben fiber stuff sacks

    My kids and I made some of these from a kit from YAMA Mountain Gear. It was fun and a great introduction to this fascinating material. Cuben fiber fabric is very strong, waterproof and incredibly light. Don't know about abrasion resistance, but it strikes me as this would be perhaps its only weakness.

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    I would be interested in trying to make a bivy or small shelter out of cuben fiber.

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    Cool, thanks for sharing. I may have to make some of these!

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    Cuben is definitely the best light weight material for stuff sacks. However, I thru-hiked the A.T. last year and many of my friends with cuben bags had tears and holes in them from normal use for 2-3-4 months... Just something to be aware of and watch out for.
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    yes the amount of duct tape need to fix holes will very soon out weigh a more durable material.

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    Cuben = water resistant not proof

    Quote Originally Posted by eugenemtbing View Post
    I would be interested in trying to make a bivy or small shelter out of cuben fiber.
    Not a good idea for heavy rain, it will mist through the cuben.. better go with the silinylon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBCslt View Post
    Cuben is definitely the best light weight material for stuff sacks. However, I thru-hiked the A.T. last year and many of my friends with cuben bags had tears and holes in them from normal use for 2-3-4 months... Just something to be aware of and watch out for.
    This place sells cuben fiber backpacks (and stuff sacks, etc.). Their newer backpack offering has 50 denier Polyester reinforced cuben fiber for the very reason you brought up. The older model had a life expectancy of about one through hike.
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    Cuben fiber stuff sacks

    Gen from Yama Mountain Gear had a good idea: using turkey oven roasting bags to keep down items/clothing dry inside compression bags, etc.

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