DD hammock and tarp replacement/alternative stuff sacks?

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Qwerty

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Despite not getting a whole lot of use to date, the stuff sacks for the DD 3x3 tarp and hammock are starting to come apart. I could re-stitch them, but they have always seemed quite lightweight and not overly tough. Has anyone swapped them out for something a bit more robust?
 
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Teepee

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The DD stuff sacks are quite hard wearing IME. The 2oz PU coated polyester they use isn't bad. Reasonable value too. Saying that, If I wanted stuff sacks, I'd get a maker on here to knock some up. Bilmo is first port of call ;)
 
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Howdy fellow Dubliner :)

I have been considering a simular change for my DD Tart and Hammock but have yet to pull the trigger on a purchase. I would like to get the volume of my Hammock reduced but I find it hard to do to. I use the Hammock sleeve but I might try without next time to see if I can save some room.

My DD bags are starting to show wear but are thankfully still in one piece
 

ozzy1977

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I cant fault the compression bag with my tenth wonder hornet, but the bag that came with my dd 4x4 is too small to get it back in quickly and with out it putting up a fight. I do have a spare stuff sack that I may have to turn in to a bishop bag.
 

Big Stu 12

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I ve not had any real trouble with teh DD stuf sack, unless I fold and roll it with out care.. like I did last weekend... I'd go bishop bag all they way.....
 

Qwerty

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I ve not had any real trouble with teh DD stuf sack, unless I fold and roll it with out care.. like I did last weekend... I'd go bishop bag all they way.....

You see, that's probably it, I do stuff it in when packing up. But then, it was blowing almost a gale last time out and being alone I was damned if I was going to fight with it to get it all neat and tidy. We play in the great outdoors, I would expect it should tolerate being repacked in less than ideal factory conditions and to tolerate it. I will post some images of the dame to both once I get round to it.

Many thanks again for all the advice offered. :)

What's the story jester` ?! :D
 

Pete K

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I think that stuffing is a better option for encouraging the long-term lifespan of tarps. Regular folding along the same points will encourage wear in the waterproof membrane. Stuffing is relatively randomised and so spreads the folds evenly over the tarp.
IMO of course.
 

sandbag47

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Hi All, Pete k is correct the tarps and hammocks are supposed to be stuffed back into the sacks to reduce wear and tear on them
 

Chiseller

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A crease is a crease , wether it's stuffed or folded ......let's be honest....I use Dd gear aswell as Warbonnet.....the Dd gear is imho is only aimed at folk who might use it a dozen times a year .

I use my Dd traveller hammock 2-3 times a week for liggin on after work for a couple of hours.
The quality is poor , but will last if treat with up most care regardless of how it's put away.


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Bungie

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My stitching was falling apart from new too :(

Don't get me wrong, I love my DD frontline, use it a lot and see it lasting me for many years to come, just the bags stitching is coming away.

Humans are creatures of habit, when you fold something up you do it the same way each time, and that is were the problem lies. You fold along the same crease line each time, and it will create heat and over time it will fail. A stuff bag reduces the chance of it creasing at the same place, hence increasing the life of the product. This goes for hammocks, tarps, sleeping bags, even the clothes you fold up before packing you rucksack.
 
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