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MOLLE Pouch Lining.
« on: April 10, 2018, 06:30:51 AM »
Jayson here and I am learning to put together MOLLE type pouches with a zipper and I want to have them lined.  What fabric should I use for this?
 From my readings, 420D nylon seems to be the preferred choice, but I have not found a Canadian source for this; however I do know a Canadian source for 200 Oxford that also happens to be local for me.  From my understanding, the 200 Oxford is not as strong as 420D, but it is lighter.  And since it will be used for only the interior of a pouch, would it make sense to use it?  If not, why?  Any thoughts or comments are greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

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Re: MOLLE Pouch Lining.
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 09:55:57 AM »
I don't build military-style gear, but to be quite frank (and in my opinion), the weight difference between 400D/420D and 200/210D is negligible on small items such as pouches, even on larger pieces such as duffel bags, etc. More durable, and according to my relatively rudimentary empirical testing, I've made the switch to 420D for pretty much all linings on my gear. However, 200/210D has it's merits, and I still use it on very light duty products(such as the interior of lens wraps, where a softer feel is better).

For mag pouches, the interior will see a good bit of in/out action, so I'd go with 420D, or even 500D cordura. I know "lightweight" is the name of the game, but I'd rather build a bulletproof product that is still relatively lightweight, but using quality ingredients in your recipe will help your products stand up to use and abuse, and when your product is the one that's still ticking years on, your customers will most likely see that and come back wanting more :)

But then again, this is my philosophy :)

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Re: MOLLE Pouch Lining.
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 11:23:01 AM »
Initially we tried 500D outer with 420D inner, but opted for two layers of 500D instead. It’s tougher, sturdier feeling and doesn’t  require keeping stock of another material type.

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Re: MOLLE Pouch Lining.
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Re: MOLLE Pouch Lining.
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 06:32:32 AM »
Jayson here and thanks for the responses.  Yes, J Ennis Fabrics was who I was planning on getting 420D fabrics from, but the last time I was in contact with them, I was told 420D was being discontinued.  I am pleased to announce that this was wrong as I just got off the phone with them and they confirmed that 420D has NOT been discontinued from their catalog.  So, everything is just peachy.

Thanks once again for everyones' help.


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Re: MOLLE Pouch Lining.
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 01:29:20 PM »
It doesn't add much in terms of durability in my opinion; Because if you wear through the outer or inner layer, you'll most likely start to think about replacing it anyway. I don't think the added weight or stiffness is a bonus unless the pouch needs to be stiff for some reason.

Personally, I haven't lined any MOLLE pouches, and my packs usually get a double layer at the bottom of the spine. The pouches I use are also single layer from various manufacturers.

For some of the civie stuff I've built, I've lined it with a lightweight nylon fabric for esthetic purposes, and it's been from Ripstopbytheroll.com (https://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/breathable-nylon-fabric/products/1-9-oz-ripstop-nylon-1 and https://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/hyperd/products/1-6-oz-hyperd-diamond-ripstop-nylon?variant=8185254849).
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Re: MOLLE Pouch Lining.
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 04:41:32 PM »
With 500D I used to line it with vinyl tarp like what Tactical Tailor did, it stiffens it a lot and is a good backer for PALS but I found that it added too much weight so I went with two layers of 500D which is sufficient to get the job done, with 1000D I never found the need to line it as it is beefy enough (assuming you are using fabric with the proper PU coating).