Sean of OookWorks offered to make a sample stuff sack for me in cuben fibre. I asked him to make one for my Scarp. The result is shown above. On the left is the cuben sack, on the right is the silnylon stuff sack supplied with the tent. It’s my first experience of cuben. It feels almost like tissue paper but very strong. I blew into it and twisted the top to see whether it was airtight (as a proxy for watertight) and it is. The weight is an incredible 9g vs. 18g for the silnylon sack. The workmanship is superb. The seams are perfection and absolutely square. Sean will be introducing a bespoke stuff sack service soon. I’m thinking of getting a cuben pack liner and a medium-sized dry bag. My current combo weighs 198g, so I should be able to knock a substantial chunk off the weight.
I now have two pieces of gear made by Sean, the stuff sack and the Duomid inner. I’m very impressed with the workmanship and care that he has put into these. Not only are the products good, he’s very diligent with feedback. I sent the inner back for a few tweaks. They really have made a difference. It’s great to have a UK bespoke lightweight gear maker. I shall certainly be ordering some more. We are brewing up a lighter Duomid inner, but it will have to wait for a while until Sean can find some lighter weight inner fabric.