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1050 Denier Ballistic Material

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1050 Denier Ballistic Material

At Canvas Etc., we proudly carry the best quality 1050 denier ballistic material (nylon) for all of your needs. Ballistic material is a high tensile, durable fabric that is coated on one side with polyurethane. It is extremely strong, water repellent, and it has an interesting history of use. 1050 denier ballistic nylon typically only comes in darker colors, as it is very difficult to dye. This fabric also has excellent anti-abrasive properties. It’s basket weave helps with the longevity of the fabric.

Created by the DuPont Company, its first uses were for the military. The fabric was used for flak jackets for soldiers to assist in protection against injury from flying debris such as artillery shells. It is still currently used today by the military, but it has expanded into a variety of applications. In the end, this fabric can be the contender for several interesting projects.

Products Utilizing 1050 Denier Ballistic Material

1050 denier ballistic material can be found in many products and used for different projects, including:

  • Bags/Luggage: If you’re looking for a bag that will last, look no further. This ballistic nylon material can withstand all types of travel stresses and varying loads.
  • Footwear: 1050 denier ballistic nylon can hold up against all terrain challenges. The added benefit of water repellency helps this fabric stand stay strong against all elements.
  • Activewear/Jackets: Ballistic nylon is tough and works well against abrasion. It will last longer over your more traditional jackets and activewear.
  • Kayaks: A unique and amazing alternative is using the ballistic nylon for the skin or cover of a kayak. Its water repellent properties and incredible strength are a good match for any outdoor adventure!


Be sure to check out our all of our 1050 denier ballistic nylon product offerings. If you have any questions, you can contact us for assistance.