View Full Version : Tyvek Questions!!!!!!

The Doctor
04-26-2008, 22:44
First off, does anyone have any for sale? I need about 5'X20' for what i'm gonna try to make.

Second, What is the best way attach tyvek to itself? Can it be sowed, glued, taped? If you can sow it, how is it done?

I think i'm going to try to make a full tyvek sleeping system/Rain gear.

Thanks All!

Frolicking Dinosaurs
04-26-2008, 23:50
While it can be sewn, the holes will not close up as they do in fabric. See this post (http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?p=123068#post123068) for details

04-27-2008, 08:58
I noticed that the maker of White Box stoves is selling it by the foot on Ebay. I was thinking about getting some too, for groundcloth at least. (link here) (http://stores.ebay.com/WHITE-BOX-STOVES)

Does anybody know the weight per unit of this stuff?

kayak karl
04-27-2008, 09:12
[Does anybody know the weight per unit of this stuff?[/quote]

4 square ft weights about an ounce or less. (i weighted 9'-14' and that was 2 lb.)

kayak karl
04-27-2008, 09:18
if yous are going to trail days. tyvek is $110 for 900 sq ft (9'-100') at home depot. 4 or 5 of you get together and split up a roll.:-?

04-27-2008, 10:46
[Does anybody know the weight per unit of this stuff?

4 square ft weights about an ounce or less. (i weighted 9'-14' and that was 2 lb.)[/QUOTE]

My groundcloth is 7 x 4 ft and it weighs in at 5 oz.

04-27-2008, 11:07
Tyvek available by the foot.

kayak karl
04-27-2008, 11:11
maybe there are different grades. mine is Home Depot and was already washed

04-27-2008, 11:16
There is a good Tyvek article over at HammockForums.net that could answer a lot of your questions.

http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=525 and

le loupe
04-27-2008, 15:08
tyvek makes a tape to seam seal joints-

Hit up the people you know in the construction trades- you can probably get what you need for free

04-27-2008, 17:27
Or go to a construction site - they are always throwing sheets of it away and ask if you can have it.

04-28-2008, 14:57
Or ask barefoot hiker "Tyvek" for some good advice :) ALL of his gear was made out of Tyvek... I thought he was crazy when I came across him in the Smokies.

Bare Bear
04-28-2008, 17:05
There is original tyvek and now I have seen some foam back tyvek that is softer and does not make so much awful nosie as the original. It is almost like a soft canvas but light still like the original tyvek. I have always gotten whatever I needed free at construction sites but please ask first even if it is already in the dumpster.