70 Denier Nylon Ripstop
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At Canvas Etc, our coated 70 Denier Coated Nylon Ripstop fabric is used to manufacture a variety of lightweight products. 70 Denier is a urethane-coated nylon ripstop fabric with excellent water repellent properties. It is made from 70 denier yarn, 100 percent nylon ripstop weave. Though it is a durable fabric, it is not suggested for heavy-duty products that is used outdoors.
This nylon fabric contains a UV inhibitor that makes this fabric good for some outdoor applications, but like many fabrics, will fade over time. However, it will outlast some standard 1.9 oz ripstop fabrics. For more heavy-duty applications use our heavier denier nylon and polyester fabrics. 1000 denier nylon, 420 Denier Nylon Packcloth, Solution dyed polyester are some such examples.
Ripstop nylon is a synthetic fabric woven in three dimensions. This makes this fabric material resistant to tears. Initially developed during World War II, it was an ideal alternative to an expensive silk for parachutes material. Today, ripstop nylon is still used for parachutes, but even more applications as it gained in popularity and utility! Used as boat sails, hot air balloons, flags, banner and kites, and in numerous pieces of backpacking. Camping equipment, such as tents and sleeping bags, are commonly manufactured with ripstop nylon. The nylon is quite slick and durable.
There are a variety of amazing commercial and homemade items that can be created using 70 Denier Nylon Ripstop:
Machine washing in cold water and air drying is recommended for the 70 Denier Nylon Ripstop. Heated drying may damage the fabric and reduce its ability to resist water.