Materials

A non-comprehensive list you might find useful of materials for those building their own tactical gear. This list is a work in progress.

Vendor Legend

Not a comprehensive list of vendors

TexIndTexcel IndustriesTexcelIndustries.com
MMIMMI TextilesMMITextiles.com
RWRockywoodsRockywoods.com
GSIGerald Schwartz IncGeraldSchwartzInc.com
FasSysFastening SystemsFasteningSystems.com
TexNetTextile Network IncTexnetInc.com
JHCJohn Howard CompanyJohnHowardCompany.com
WTFWhiskey Two FourWTFIdea.com
APXApex MillsApexMills.com
FNMFoam N MoreFoamForYou.com
BWBrookwood Roll GoodsBrookwoodcompanies.com

Fabric

Small AmtVolume Amt
Cordura
(330D, 500D, 1000D)
RW, WTFBW, MMI

Airmesh / 3D Mesh / Spacer Mesh

Small AmtVolume Amt
DNB1383mm (7.95 oz/yd²)RW, WTFAPX
DNB1188mm (12 oz/yd²)WTFAPX

Webbing

Mil DesignationStyleSmall AmtVolume Amt
A-A-55301 Type 31″ 63361GSI, RWTexInd, MMI
A-A-55301 Type 41.5″ 63402
MIL-W-173371″ 63401
MIL-W-173371.5″ 63401
MIL-W-173372″ 63401
MIL-W-173373″ 63401

Binding Tape

Mil DesignationStyleSmall AmtVolume Amt
MIL-PRF-5038 Type 3.75″ 62333
MIL-PRF-5038 Type 31″ 62333

Hook and Loop

Mil DesignationStyleSmall AmtVolume Amt
A-A-55126
(5/8, 3/4, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6″)
GSIMMI

Elastic

Mil DesignationStyleSmall AmtVolume Amt
MIL-W-5664 Type 2, Class 11″ flatWTF
MIL-W-56642″ flat
MIL-W-56643″ flat
MIL-W-56644″ flat
MIL-W-56645″ flat
MIL-C-43701
(1/8″, 3/16″)
Round bungee shock cord

Foam

Small AmtVolume Amt
Volara Closed Cell Foam
(1/8″, 1/4″, 1/2″)
FNMFNM

Stiffener

Polymer Hardware (Buckles)