View Full Version : A place that sells Tyvek

07-23-2006, 00:31
Hey all, I've seen a few discussions on how hard it is to find Tyvek, which makes a great groundcloth for those of us that use tents. I found this website, that not only sells ultralite gear, but sells 4.5' x 7' pieces of Tyvek for $6.95. Just thought I'd pass the info on, just in case anyone else has had the same problem I've had in finding the stuff. Happy Hiking!!

07-23-2006, 00:32
So sorry.....


07-23-2006, 02:39
Another good source is into the wind (http://www.intothewind.com/shop/Repair_and_Kitemaking/Fabric/Tyvek), if you want to buy it by the yard (60" width).

07-23-2006, 04:19
ebay, got mine by the foot cheap.

07-23-2006, 13:24
I second Ebay. There is a seller who also makes alcohol stoves. He sells Tyvek for 1.69 per foot (piece is 7 foot wide) plus 3.00 shipping. It has no printing or graphics on it.

Will Tyvek fray when cut? Do you have to hem the edges of it?

Here'a a link to his auction. (http://cgi.ebay.com/Tyvek-1016-CHEAPEST-NO-PRINTING-PURE-WHITE-7-FEET-WIDE_W0QQitemZ320008068241QQihZ011QQcategoryZ36120 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

johnny quest
07-23-2006, 19:46
a friend bought a tyvek coverall from lowes for about ten bucks. out of it he made a whole little family of stuff sacks. two legs, two arms and two out of the torso. one has a zipper for his sleeping bag. i might do the same.

07-23-2006, 20:24
Another good source is into the wind (http://www.intothewind.com/shop/Repair_and_Kitemaking/Fabric/Tyvek), if you want to buy it by the yard (60" width).
Yup ...that's where I got mine. Plus, they have the lighter weight "kite" Tyvek.


07-23-2006, 20:38
I was passing a new home site last week and stopped to ask if they had any tyvek they could spare. After 5 min., I walked away with a 10 foot long roll that had about 1/4 inch left on it. I only asked for about 8 foot, and they gave me the roll!
If you don't ask, you don't get.


Ok, so now how do I make it softer?

07-23-2006, 22:24
Ok, so now how do I make it softer?

You could wash it. Or just wait, it'll get softer with age. (why wear it out?)

I was going to suggest the same thing: (asking at a construction site) It's the easiest way to get it. But i see that many construction folks are now using inferior or fiberglass impregnated rival wraps. Make sure you get "TYVEK" by Dupont. not TYPAR, or something close.

07-23-2006, 23:45
Ok, so now how do I make it softer?
Best way is to go to a laundromat, for the front loading washers, and wash it in hot water (no soap needed) it comes out soft as a piece of cloth. I've had a piece softened this way almost 3 years now and it's still in real good shape.