Where to buy Merino fabric?

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Where to buy Merino fabric?

Postby Hiking Noob » Sat 09 Jun, 2018 9:27 am

Hi people, I have just purchased a quilt and would like to make a cover for my S2S sleeping mat and I was thinking merino would be a good choice for the fabric on the top of the mat. I am not sure what to use on the bottom, silk would be too slippery but it needs something as the S2S mats are insanely noisy with nothing underneath.

Would any of you good people know where to buy it and what sort of weight would survive under a restless sleeper? I was thinking 180 or 200GSM. Weight isn't a concern for me but packed size is as everything will be going in to a bike bag and it is not all that big.

Cheers.
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Re: Where to buy Merino fabric?

Postby RonK » Sun 10 Jun, 2018 11:44 pm

It wouldn’t. My experience is that merino is not particularly durable.
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Re: Where to buy Merino fabric?

Postby gayet » Mon 11 Jun, 2018 10:33 am

Try a light weight fleece for the top. Cheaper than merino and just as warm. I used a sil for the base and sides. Worked well.
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Re: Where to buy Merino fabric?

Postby Moondog55 » Mon 11 Jun, 2018 9:49 pm

I'd use polyester Tricot myself, especially at the current cost of good quality LW Merino wovens
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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