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Professional => Vendors and sources => Topic started by: Green Ant on January 23, 2016, 07:08:38 AM

Title: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: Green Ant on January 23, 2016, 07:08:38 AM
Hello,

I'm looking for Multicam Cordura 500d, preferably in Europe. Is there any other source than Tacticaltrim? It's on backorder with them and I don't know when it will be available.

Flimmuur perhaps? Or CDH? Any suggestions?

Regards,
Green Ant
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: flimmuur on January 23, 2016, 09:57:56 AM
I'm not aware of any other place: I use tactical trim for some of my supplies too.
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: Martial Concepts on January 23, 2016, 02:33:23 PM
1947 LLC.
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: stimpy on January 25, 2016, 02:22:53 PM
I am looking for the same, so if you find some, please let me know.  I really love the fact that tactical trim has almost everything you need for the tactical gear making. especially because I only buy low quantities.. But they always seem to have at least 1 thing on my to order list that's not available, which can get frustrating. some things take ages to get back in stock, like the type 13 webbing and the metal V-rings... and I always have to call because it's often that they don't reply my mails or only half of the questions I asked get answered. from the 10 orders I made, 2 had errors in it. But they are always very friendly when I call. Especially Martin
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: mogensbeck on January 25, 2016, 03:00:38 PM
how much do you need?
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: Ren on January 25, 2016, 05:55:33 PM
British Tactical has Tropical and Black online atleast

http://www.britishtactical.com/categories/Materials/Fabrics/
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: essal on January 25, 2016, 07:26:51 PM
I know some of you EU guys prefer EU shops so you don't have to pay taxes etc., but if you just put in for a 15-25 yard roll instead of buying 5 you'll probably end up paying just a bit more. Especially if you have it shipped by sea. The volume of a 20 yard roll compared to a 5 yard roll is minimal, so there is basically no reason to buy low quantity.
When I lived home I was outside of EU anyway, but last time I got CB 500D from Duro I paid $6.5/yard, which means I get almost 4 yard for the price of 1 yard from them. After taxes and shipping I think I ended up at $10/yard for ~25 yards which is still way cheaper than any EU source.
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: stimpy on January 26, 2016, 01:04:57 AM
Thats true. But for people who only do a few projects now and then it is a big investment.  I am really jealous about the amount of products available in the states and the prices too
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: @less@ndro on January 26, 2016, 02:56:20 AM
i think the same of essal. do you know some good sea shipping company?
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: cdhtac on January 26, 2016, 04:27:40 AM
I donīt use EU based suppliers mainly because they usually donīt have everything i need, so i will have to end up ordering some of my stuff from US, anyway. Also, materials are so damn expensive in Europe. Usually i order a larger bulk of supplies, so in the end i pay a bit less when i order my supplies from US, instead of EU.

I use rockywoods a lot when i need only small amounts of supplies. These days they charge the VAT and duties for shipments outside US during the checkout, and they also use Fedexīs EU priority as a shipping method which surprisingly isnīt really more expensive than USPS. The last time i ordered, i placed the order on Tuesday, and i had the materials in my hands on Friday, so itīs really fast as well.
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: essal on January 26, 2016, 06:22:22 PM
i think the same of essal. do you know some good sea shipping company?
I used a company named Jetcarrier for my sewing machine from Sewing Gold.. They are Norway, Denmark and Sweden only. https://www.jetcarrier.com (https://www.jetcarrier.com). To give you an idea of price, I paid ~$200 for 4 boxes with a total weight of 100kg/200lbs.. Never actually used them for fabrics. It might take ~30 days to get your stuff, so plan ahead.

I do believe MyUS.com (https://www.myus.com/ (https://www.myus.com/)) serves a bigger part of the world. No idea if they offer sea shipping, but I assume so. Never used them.

Stimpy, let's say that you get 10 yards of 500D Multicam and a roll of 1", 1.5" and 2" webbing via 1947 (who has both, GSI and others also work out the same), I'd guess that the price you pay for "all" that material including shipping and VATS would be the same as just a tiny bit of fabric and barely any webbing from an Euro supplier, even if shipped by UPS or Fedex in most cases.
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: Green Ant on February 04, 2016, 02:55:22 AM
Thanks for the great suggestions.

I was about to order from RockyWoods when the main EU supplier received Multicam replenishment.

Meanwhile I've heard only really good stories about RockyWoods. Means: next time I need a bit more, I'll order from them.

In this case, I needed ~30 yds.

Again, thanks!
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: essal on February 04, 2016, 01:07:44 PM
What price do you pay a yard when you buy 30 yards in the EU?

If you get 30 yards, go straight to Brookwoods or 1947. Rockywoods etc. are good for >5 yards for fabric and >20 yards of webbing IMO, anything higher any you're most likely loosing money compared to what you get from a bigger supplier.
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: Fouinard on February 04, 2016, 06:05:30 PM
Just for your information, I ordered a 25yd roll of 1000d Typhon directly from Kryptek years ago and had it shipped to France via Shipito. Including shipping from mill to Shipito + shipping to France via Fedex (cheapest regarding the size/weight of the roll) + customs fees it ends up costing around ~20 €/m in total. So pretty much what you would pay for the sole fabric at Rockywoods ($17.99/yd = 17.6 €/m).
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: essal on February 05, 2016, 11:00:42 AM
For sub 75 yard orders from 1947 the price for any MC 500 denier is $11.36/yard...
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: idgara007 on April 01, 2016, 10:43:11 AM
I just got a quote from Brookwoods and the price for 500D is now $10.75 per yard with a $10 cut fee.  Full rolls are 75 yards at $9.65
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: Gear Dynamics on April 01, 2016, 11:49:20 AM
For orders outside the US, 1947 LLC seems to be the official go between, and they will sell partial rolls. For any US based customers, you can buy direct from Brookwood, but are stuck with full rolls. The only other option is to pay by the yard from places like Rockywoods.
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: Martial Concepts on April 01, 2016, 01:46:49 PM
If it is a Multicam pattern, Brookwood will sell partial yardage.  It is the yard price + $10 cut fee per pattern, i.e. Multicam, Tropic, Arid, etc.  They will not do this with solid product.
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: cdhtac on April 02, 2016, 11:12:40 AM
1947 does not accept credit card or paypal for international orders.. so.. how do international customers pay them?
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: Gear Dynamics on April 02, 2016, 12:15:45 PM
As far as I can tell, 1947 LLC doesn't take any payment or handle any materials. They are simply an outlet through which non-US customers can place orders for MultiCam. I don't really understand it, but here's how it worked for me when buying MC fabric:

You need to submit a purchase order, addressed like this:

1947, LLC Representing
Brookwood Companies inc.
25 W 45th St.
New York, NY, U.S.A.
10036

When they receive this, they forward it on to Brookwood and a sales rep from there contacts you. The payment is taken by Brookwood and then they ship the fabric. The only further communication that you need to have with 1947 LLC, is if you need to change anything on the original PO. All PO's, including revisions, must be sent through them.
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: mogensbeck on April 02, 2016, 04:22:15 PM
Its a fucked up system, a reason why we changed to do most of our purchases through Tacticaltrim.
Title: Re: Source for Multicam Cordura 500d
Post by: essal on April 02, 2016, 08:15:19 PM
I assume that the price of international orders is higher than US based ones?