I have come to enjoy building anything that uses a taco design. What's not to like, They are big long strips, that lace together after everything is sewn in place. No tight corners, no curved radi, no cursing.
I tried to keep weight down on these tacos, so I have used 3/4" webbing on the front & bottom, while reserving 1" webbing for the back where the taco has to mesh with the MOLLE style webbing on the pack. I, also opted to use MOLLE straps that were sewn to the taco.
These tacos were built from Cordura cloth that is heavy-duty. I also made the choice early on to just cut a 6" wide
I spaced the webbing strips starting on the back. Centred the bottom strip and spaced the front strip accordingly.
I used a 3/4" web strap with another 3/4' webbing to make the water bottle holder. The top piece was 5" long, sewn 2.5" from the end.
Although, I used 13" long straps;
The short strips were sewn to the taco along the centre seam first. Then the rest of the taco was built and finished with seam tape. Lastly, the ends of the short strips were folded under & sewn, ensuring to leave enough loop on the ends for the cord or para-cord.
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These gear tacos seem to work well. I will add more photos.
Till next time......keep trying new ideas!!