Dyneema Stuff Sack Kit

Dyneema Stuff Sack Kit

$44.50

No sewing required!

Make your own Dyneema Stuff Sacks! This kit is a great way to begin working with Dyneema Composite Fabric (Cuben Fiber). If you've been thinking about trying your hand at making a Dyneema tarp, test the waters with this stuff sack kit.

What you might be able to make

Use YAMA's standard sack sizes or come up with your own.

The recommended options below are provided to give you an idea of how many stuff sacks you might be able to make from this kit. (The instructions contain the layouts required for each option.)

  Dimensions
(l x w)
Option 1
(qty)
Option 2
(qty)
Option 3
(qty)
Mini 5" x 6" 2 3 1
Small 6" x 8" 1 2 2
Medium 8" x 10" 2 1 2
Large 10" x 14" 1 1 1

Kit Contents:

.8 oz Dyneema (DCF) 21" x 54"
Rectangular DCF Stickers 1 sheet of 10
Circular DCF Stickers 1 sheet of 10
1/2" transfer tape 28 ft
Dacron cord 14'
Barrel cordlocks 7

Required tools:

These items are not included with the kit.
Ruler
Sharp scissors or a sharp blade with cutting mat.
Lighter

Overview

These instructions take you through the proccess of making a Dyneema (Cuben Fiber) stuff sack using our DIY Kit. The sack starts off as a rectangular piece of Dyneema. The material is folded and joined using transfer tape to produce the stuff sack. No sewing is required!

Choose your size

You can make your stuff sacks any size you’d like by using the formula below. We’ve also included the dimensions used to make YAMA’s standard size flat sacks.

Size Finished width
(w)
Finished height
(h)
Cut width
(CW)
Cut height
(CH)
Tape needed
Custom w h 2w + 0.5" H + 1.5" 6" + 2CW + H
Mini 5" 6" 10.5" 7.5" 34.5"
Small 6" 8" 12.5" 9.5" 40.5"
Medium 8" 10" 16.5" 11.5" 50.5"
Large 10" 14" 20.5" 15.5" 62.5"

Pattern layout

Use the following recommended layouts to make efficient use of your material.

Cutting tips

Cutting Dyneema can be difficult. You’ll want either a good pair of scissors, or a razor blade and surface on which to cut. When cutting with scissors, it works best to slide the scissors through the material as soon as you get the cut started.

Taping basics

Seams on the stuff sacks are taped using a 1/2” transfer tape. Transfer tape leaves behind a film of pressure sensitive adhesive when the backing is removed. Unlike double sided tape, no carrier material is present in the finished seam, only adhesive.

It's important to apply significant pressure before peeling off the backing

Terms of Use

YAMA Mountain Gear makes these materials available for your personal use only; they may not be reproduced or distributed. Any commercial use is prohibited. The instructions and patterns are believed to be accurate, but YAMA Mountain Gear assumes no liability whatsoever with respect to the use of the materials and goods developed from the materials.

How to video*

*Note that the supplied cord is now Dacron cord rather than Spectra cord.

The construction process

Lead time

YAMA is moving to Montana!

I'm really excited to be relocating YAMA to the mountains of Montana! Unfortunately, this presents several unknowns and I'm not able to guarantee lead times right now. I'll also be transitioning to a model where I stop accepting backorders and only sell in-stock items. If the item you're interested in is marked as "sold out," please check back here later for an overall production schedule which I'll make available in the future. I understand that this may be frustrating, and I appreciate your patience during the transition. I think it will provide a better experience in the long term.

For orders placed after 5/7 (excluding Scratch & Dent items), expect your order to ship in about 11 - 12 weeks (current best estimate). Orders for some accessories may ship earlier, but no promises. Scratch & Dent items are currently shipping within one business day.

For earlier orders, please see the info below for a rough estimate of your ship date.

  • The following order #'s are expected to be ready July 10 - 15*: 1049, 1052, 1055, 1056, 1059, 1062, 1073, 1087, 1091, 1095.
    *some of these orders may still be finished early and ship in May.
  • The following order #'s are expected to be ready July 16 - 22: 1081, 1090, 1096, 1098, 1102, 1110, 1117, 1124
  • The following order #'s are expected to be ready July 23 - 26: 1131, 1137, 1149, 1151, 1145


The Kit

No sewing required!

Make your own Dyneema Stuff Sacks! This kit is a great way to begin working with Dyneema Composite Fabric (Cuben Fiber). If you've been thinking about trying your hand at making a Dyneema tarp, test the waters with this stuff sack kit.

What you might be able to make

Use YAMA's standard sack sizes or come up with your own.

The recommended options below are provided to give you an idea of how many stuff sacks you might be able to make from this kit. (The instructions contain the layouts required for each option.)

  Dimensions
(l x w)
Option 1
(qty)
Option 2
(qty)
Option 3
(qty)
Mini 5" x 6" 2 3 1
Small 6" x 8" 1 2 2
Medium 8" x 10" 2 1 2
Large 10" x 14" 1 1 1

Kit Contents:

.8 oz Dyneema (DCF) 21" x 54"
Rectangular DCF Stickers 1 sheet of 10
Circular DCF Stickers 1 sheet of 10
1/2" transfer tape 28 ft
Dacron cord 14'
Barrel cordlocks 7

Required tools:

These items are not included with the kit.
Ruler
Sharp scissors or a sharp blade with cutting mat.
Lighter

Instructions

Overview

These instructions take you through the proccess of making a Dyneema (Cuben Fiber) stuff sack using our DIY Kit. The sack starts off as a rectangular piece of Dyneema. The material is folded and joined using transfer tape to produce the stuff sack. No sewing is required!

Choose your size

You can make your stuff sacks any size you’d like by using the formula below. We’ve also included the dimensions used to make YAMA’s standard size flat sacks.

Size Finished width
(w)
Finished height
(h)
Cut width
(CW)
Cut height
(CH)
Tape needed
Custom w h 2w + 0.5" H + 1.5" 6" + 2CW + H
Mini 5" 6" 10.5" 7.5" 34.5"
Small 6" 8" 12.5" 9.5" 40.5"
Medium 8" 10" 16.5" 11.5" 50.5"
Large 10" 14" 20.5" 15.5" 62.5"

Pattern layout

Use the following recommended layouts to make efficient use of your material.

Cutting tips

Cutting Dyneema can be difficult. You’ll want either a good pair of scissors, or a razor blade and surface on which to cut. When cutting with scissors, it works best to slide the scissors through the material as soon as you get the cut started.

Taping basics

Seams on the stuff sacks are taped using a 1/2” transfer tape. Transfer tape leaves behind a film of pressure sensitive adhesive when the backing is removed. Unlike double sided tape, no carrier material is present in the finished seam, only adhesive.

It's important to apply significant pressure before peeling off the backing

Terms of Use

YAMA Mountain Gear makes these materials available for your personal use only; they may not be reproduced or distributed. Any commercial use is prohibited. The instructions and patterns are believed to be accurate, but YAMA Mountain Gear assumes no liability whatsoever with respect to the use of the materials and goods developed from the materials.

How to video*

*Note that the supplied cord is now Dacron cord rather than Spectra cord.

The construction process

Lead Time

Lead time

YAMA is moving to Montana!

I'm really excited to be relocating YAMA to the mountains of Montana! Unfortunately, this presents several unknowns and I'm not able to guarantee lead times right now. I'll also be transitioning to a model where I stop accepting backorders and only sell in-stock items. If the item you're interested in is marked as "sold out," please check back here later for an overall production schedule which I'll make available in the future. I understand that this may be frustrating, and I appreciate your patience during the transition. I think it will provide a better experience in the long term.

For orders placed after 5/7 (excluding Scratch & Dent items), expect your order to ship in about 11 - 12 weeks (current best estimate). Orders for some accessories may ship earlier, but no promises. Scratch & Dent items are currently shipping within one business day.

For earlier orders, please see the info below for a rough estimate of your ship date.

  • The following order #'s are expected to be ready July 10 - 15*: 1049, 1052, 1055, 1056, 1059, 1062, 1073, 1087, 1091, 1095.
    *some of these orders may still be finished early and ship in May.
  • The following order #'s are expected to be ready July 16 - 22: 1081, 1090, 1096, 1098, 1102, 1110, 1117, 1124
  • The following order #'s are expected to be ready July 23 - 26: 1131, 1137, 1149, 1151, 1145