Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole bags

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Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole bags

Postby adventuremum » Thu 03 Jan, 2019 6:31 pm

Hi
Wanting to try some cuben fibre stuff sacks, dry bags, peg & pole bags etc.
Any available for purchase in AU? Anyone made their own & wants to sell some?
Any purchase advice? Zpacks? HMG? Treadlite gear?
Zpacks seem cheapest, but Postage is $US 20+! despite the fact stuff sacks are 2-10g
Anyone interested in joint purchase & splitting postage costs?
Has anyone tried Zpacks bear bag to defeat wombats &/or possums?
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby Zapruda » Thu 03 Jan, 2019 6:51 pm

Ruth, my advice would be to stay away from DCF stuffsacks and dry bags. They develop holes extremely quickly and don’t weigh much less than Sil. This is coming from years of experience using them as well.

To answer your questions properly. I have had good luck buying stuff sacks from zpacks and Borah Gear. The latter being the cheapest and quickest. I have a thicker zpacks peg bag that is still kicking as well. Their semi transparency makes it easy to find things inside.
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby adventuremum » Thu 03 Jan, 2019 8:53 pm

Hi
Thanks very much for that feedback. OK will stay with sil stuffsacks & dry bags.
So thicker DCF peg bag & tent pole bag are more durable? Just trying to reduce some weight so Zpacks 2.5g $6 stake bag & 5g pole bag seemed a possible alternative to my current exped pole/stake bag)
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby Moondog55 » Thu 03 Jan, 2019 8:58 pm

I guess it will come down to what you feel is more important .
Grams or dollars in the bank.
Does the few grams you save on Cuben justify spending the money?
Tarp or tent where the difference is a half kilo or so but for small stuff where the weight saving is maybe 10 grams?
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby safari » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 4:58 pm

Not meaning to be sound like a nuffy but out of curiosity; why do you need a peg & a pole bag? The pegs and poles can be rolled up in the tent or tarp and all is well right?!
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby Warin » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 5:17 pm

adventuremum wrote: Zpacks 2.5g $6 stake bag & 5g pole bag seemed a possible alternative to my current exped pole/stake bag)


How many $ are you spending to save how much weight?

Would the same $ save more weight elsewhere?
Make a spreadsheet and look at where $ can be spent for the best weight loss. It may not be in stuff sacks for pole and pegs.

I am with 'safari' on the poles inside the tent roll .. but pegs tend to have sharp ends and can get sharp nicks in them .. so I put those in a bag .. with a robust end.
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby Mark F » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 5:45 pm

safari wrote:Not meaning to be sound like a nuffy but out of curiosity; why do you need a peg & a pole bag? The pegs and poles can be rolled up in the tent or tarp and all is well right?!

As Warin says pegs usually have sharp point and can be wet or dirty so a separate bag is usually advised. As for tent poles, they can often be too long for easy packing and may need to be packed vertically - preferably inside the pack.
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby Neo » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 8:16 pm

Rubber bands...
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby Zapruda » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 6:52 am

Neo wrote:Rubber bands...


Mud... Dirt... Pointy ends...

Stake bags are useful.
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby ULhikerAU » Tue 26 Mar, 2019 2:06 pm

There’s a new online au company http://ultralighthiker.com.au selling cube. Fibre stuff
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby Zapruda » Wed 27 Mar, 2019 6:38 am

ULhikerAU wrote:There’s a new online au company http://ultralighthiker.com.au selling cube. Fibre stuff


I assume its your company?
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby potato » Wed 27 Mar, 2019 8:30 am

Looks like it
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby Zapruda » Wed 27 Mar, 2019 9:58 am

I thought a bit of transparency would of been good. Its never nice when someone uses this forum as a platform for advertising their business and contributes nothing else.
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby potato » Wed 27 Mar, 2019 11:19 am

Zapruda wrote:I thought a bit of transparency would of been good. Its never nice when someone uses this forum as a platform for advertising their business and contributes nothing else.

Agreed
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby wildwanderer » Wed 27 Mar, 2019 4:45 pm

They listed themselves as the company in the affiliated organisations section. Which shows up in their post when viewing on desktop. Unfortunately on mobile this section is hidden.
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby ULhikerAU » Wed 27 Mar, 2019 8:21 pm

Hi all sorry if I offended, I've listed my business on the business section of this site. It's brand new, as am I to the world of starting and operating an online business and I can assure you it's a steep learning curve. I can see there was a comment about it not showing up on the mobile section of the site ?!?!? Not sure what that means but I can assure you I'll check out how I can make it as transparent as possible.
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby Zapruda » Thu 28 Mar, 2019 6:30 am

ULhikerAU wrote:Hi all sorry if I offended, I've listed my business on the business section of this site. It's brand new, as am I to the world of starting and operating an online business and I can assure you it's a steep learning curve. I can see there was a comment about it not showing up on the mobile section of the site ?!?!? Not sure what that means but I can assure you I'll check out how I can make it as transparent as possible.


No offence was taken. Thanks for making it clear. It might help others when you mention your business not to word it like - "there is a new online company selling..." but rather "My new online company sells...". This will help with the transparency.

Good luck with the business.
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby CathG » Mon 08 Apr, 2019 3:17 pm

Hi Ruth, I use a zip peg bag from Tread Lite Gear UK that has a toughened layer on the pointy end, to prevent pegs from spiking thru and damaging my tarp or other gear. The peg bag is attached to the foot end of my tarp, at the centre point so that it hangs and does not lay in the mud if ground is wet. Never have to worry about misplacing the bag or it blowing away, or forgeting to pack pegs as they are always attached. Give the pegs a quick clean before storing, a quick zip (no knots required which is good for frozen cold hands) and rolling up into the tarp. Been using this for 3yrs now and a very excellent product, hanging the bag keeps crap out of the zipper, never had a problem, protects my gear, and very happy with the quality. Hope this is helpful, Regards, Cat
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby Petew » Thu 18 Apr, 2019 11:34 am

Tread lite gear stuff is nicely made, I have a few bits and bobs from them. The postage is much cheaper than zpacks.
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Re: Avice on purchasing Cuben Fibre stuff sacks, peg & pole

Postby threshold » Sun 21 Apr, 2019 1:29 pm

+2 for the treadlite gear, would buy again.
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