Ripstop on the Record

By Ripstop by the Roll

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A podcast where DIY enthusiasts discuss all things make your own gear. We balance our technical info with beer and comedy to keep things as organic as possible. You'll hear from gear companies, textile engineers, cottage vendors, and other leaders in the Textiles + Outdoor Gear industry.

Episode Date
Bikepacking the Tour De Los Padres: Adventure Spotlight

Adventure Sponsor Myles Lucas is no stranger to making his own gear. As a bike component machinist by day, Myles picked up sewing a few years ago so he could create bike bags and and other gear.  Listen to our conversation about his journey bikepacking the Tour De Los Padres and more! 

Follow his adventures on Instagram @mylesthelucas

Show Mentions:
2.92 oz Dyneema® Composite Fabric Hybrid
X-Pac Fabric
1000D Cordura
JUKI DDL-5550 Industrial Straight Stitch Sewing Machine
High Steep Broken Mountains: Riding in Threatened Central California Coast Public Land

Apr 30, 2021
Maker's Questions: Round 3

We answer your questions...again! From sewing tools to making hacks and fabric applications, this episode is full of information for both beginners and experts!

Show Notes 👇

Beer 🍺

Thread Snips ✂️

Rulers 📏

Products Mentioned

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Apr 16, 2021
What We Are Making?

This week the Ripstop by the Roll team talks projects! What we've recently made, our future projects, dream projects, and the hardest part of a project.

As always, be sure to check us out on Instagram (@ripstopbytheroll) or Facebook to see how you can win free fabric.

Fabrics mentioned:
1.43 oz Dyneema® Composite Fabric CT5K.18
1" Dyneema®/Cuben Fiber repair tape
HyperD 300
0.5 oz NS50 Noseeum mesh

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Apr 02, 2021
What do Bushcraft and UL have in common?

We talked with RBTR employee, coworker, and bushcrafter, Rod. He gives us insight on what bushcraft means to him, what he has in his pack, and lets us in on the 5 C's of bushcraft.  

We also briefly talk to Isaac! Our newest hire, and possibly your new favorite RBTR employee. We also announce some new projects and products that Isaac will be working on.  

That's right, we're talking Cordura, MONOLITE, Amsteel, waterproof fabrics, cordage, hiking, and skill at living in the bush.... whatever that means.  

What we're drinking: BruePint Beer

Rod's RBTR Favorites

Head over to our Instagram for a chance to win free fabric!

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Mar 19, 2021
From MYOG to Building a Small Brand with Julianne from Wild Brush

This week we talk to Julianne from Dirt Chalk Bags and the newly branded Wild Brush. We chat about being Lego kids, why a flower pot can be a really useful MYOG tool, and how she works with artists to turn their paintings into custom printed designs.

Find Julianne on Instagram @shopwildbrush
Coming Soon: Shop Wild Brush

Lizzie Dalton
Kathy Karlo
Gina Danza

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Mar 05, 2021
Ask a Mechanic - Your Sewing Machine Needs Part 2

We have a lively conversation with 3rd generation, 21-year veteran, Aron from Capital Sew & Quilt.  Aron isn't your old-fashioned mechanic.

We talk about
- Modern sewing machine technology
- Why TNT should be your new favorite phrase
- Walking foot machines and attachments
- and other pertinent info for DIYers everywhere

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Feb 26, 2021
Your Sewing Machine Needs

Sewing machines are the backbone of DIYers everywhere.

In this episode we give tips and tricks for:
- Beginners looking to purchase a machine
- Amateurs looking to maintain their machines
- Veterans looking to upgrade or buy a new machine!

There's something in here for everyone.

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Feb 19, 2021
Deep Dive with Dimension Polyant

When you think of X-Pac you probably think of a rugged, technical outdoor material. In this episode we'll dive into how X-Pac is made and how the parent company designs it's products. Listen to this conversation with Taylor North, Head of Technical Fabrics, to hear about all things Dimension Polyant!

Shop X-Pac Here!

Want to win free X-Pac? 🎁
Head over to our Instagram to see how to win! 

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Feb 05, 2021
Ultralight Backpacking with Nashville Pack

In this episode, we talk to Bedhead (Levi) and Gusha (Grant) of Nashville Pack. Our conversation weaves through the nuances of ultralight backpacking, thru-hiking, favorite gear, and personal stories from the trail.

Cutaway IPA - Tennessee Brew Works
 State Park Blonde Ale - Tennessee Brew Works
Coco Loco Porter - Noda Brewing Company
     Appalachia Session IPA - Wicked Weed Brewing

Nashville Pack :
   Cutaway Pack

Ultralight Reddit

Favorite Gear:
   Nitecore NU25
   Gold Toe Outlast Socks

Appalchian Trail
      Continental Divide Trail
Arizona Trail
Palo Duro Canyon

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Jan 22, 2021
Maker's Questions: Round 2 for 2021

We're back for our first episode of 2021 where we start off the year answering your questions. Curious about why some Dyneema variants are limited release or if we'll be adding more components this year? Listen to find out!

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Jan 08, 2021
Maker Spotlight with Allmansright

For this special episode, we get to check-in with Livio and Jennifer the team behind Allmanright, based out of the Bronx, NY.

Organizations Mentioned for Support
Outdoor Afro
Hoods to Woods

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Dec 18, 2020
Bike Bag Sew Off

Carter and Jameson face off with a Bike Bag Challenge to see who could make the best bag. They detail what fabrics and components they used and why, and if double-dipping is acceptable or not. Make sure to vote for whose bag you think is best on Instagram!

Find out more about the fabrics used in both bike bag creations here.

Rapid Fire Questions from Elfster.

Questions about sewing your own bike bag? Email us at

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Dec 04, 2020
Fabric Application Details

In this week's episode, listen to Carter and Jameson talk about different fabric choices for creating hammocks, tarps, tents, quilts, and backpacks. Links below for fabrics mentioned for making!

Hammock Fabric

Tarp Fabric

Tent Fabric

Quilt Fabric

Backpack Fabric

Thanks for listening to Ripstop on the Record, a podcast from the good people at Ripstop by the Roll.

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Nov 20, 2020
Inside the Minds of Dyneema®

For this special episode, we get the chance to talk to Chiharu and Peto from DSM Protective Materials, the people who make Dyneema®. Listen to find out more about how to take care of your Dyneema® products, as well as the future of all things Dyneema®.

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Nov 06, 2020
Maker's Questions: Carter Keep Your Shirt On

This week Kyle and Carter answer your questions! From new products to what Kyle's wrestling walkout song would be and everything in between. You definitely don't want to miss this episode (and Kyle singing Prince).

Thanks for listening to Ripstop on the Record, a podcast from the good people at Ripstop by the Roll.

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Oct 23, 2020
Inception Story of Ripstop by the Roll

Welcome to our very first episode of Ripstop on the Record!

This week Kyle and Carter sit down to talk about how Ripstop by the Roll got started and how we got to where we are today. Including a brief stop in our first down room. (Or the ‘Saw’ bathroom with which we now affectionately memorialize.)

Seeing as this is our first episode, there are some technical things that we can improve upon. We appreciate you listening and promise to get better each week.

Thanks for listening to Ripstop on the Record a podcast from the good people at Ripstop by the Roll.

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Oct 09, 2020