Milspec Cordura Fabric | 1000 Denier Nylon MIL-DTL-32439

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Milspec Cordura Fabric: Solution dyed highly durable mil-spec Cordura fabric is used for military applications and wide-ranging products like backpacks, hydration packs, combat boots, vests, helmets and much more. Extremely strong, durable, high abrasion resistance, resistant to fading and UV. Berry Amendment compliant and Made In the USA!

1 Linear yard of this fabric is about 3′ Long x 58/60″ wide

Note: All Cordura nylon is sold by the linear yard(s). Most orders are shipped folded; certain items 10 yards or more will be shipped on a tube. If you need your order to ship on a tube, please click the box on the cart page. Primed artist canvas is the only item shipped on a tube regardless of length.

Volume Discount Pricing Breaks: 50-99 Yards – 5% Off, 100 yards – 10% Off


Milspec Cordura Fabric – 1000 Denier Textured Nylon – Type 1 Class 3 – Berry Compliant – Solution Dyed – Urethane Coated – DWR (Meets Milspec MIL-DTL-32439 Type 1/ Class 3)

Milspec Cordura Fabric is widely used in military gear. This solution dyed fabric has high abrasion resistance and resistance to puncturing and tears. The fabric’s added durability aids in protection of our combat troops and equipment. Almost every inch of a soldier is covered in a Cordura fabric or web. Rest assured that if you are looking for cordura material for sale, we have you covered as we have the largest stocked supply of cordura and in several popular color options!

Solution dyed Cordura has better color fastness and resistance to fading than piece dyed Cordura. Canvas Etc. offers milspec Cordura in standard military colors and custom colors. All of our Cordura products are Berry Amendment Compliant, as they are made in the USA!

Cordura was originally created by the DuPoint company as a type of rayon. The fabric was further developed in World War II. Eventually Cordura nylon fabric was developed and perfected, and Nylon then became a better option than rayon. In the late 1970’s, soft-sided luggage was created with Cordura. Even today, companies continue to use Cordura for its durability, stability and for many wide-ranging applications.

Milspec Cordura Fabric Benefits

The benefits of mil-spec Cordura are apparent in the fact that the US Military and other tactical suppliers consistently use this material to create products and clothing. Here are some reasons why:

  • Able to create stylish clothes from the rugged material
  • Tear and abrasion resistant
  • Built to last
  • Stain resistant due to solution dyed yarns used to manufacture the fabric

Durability the Military Trusts

Most US Army combat uniforms use Cordura fabric in their production. This fabric was created to be tough and strong in order to serve the troops well during stressful combat situations. Designs and fabric manufacture create a garment that withstands the stress of repeat motions and harsh climates. A demanding job deserves clothing that can keep up.

About the Berry Amendment

Created in the early 1940’s, the Berry Amendment exists due to a legislative measure outlined in the Buy American Act. The act was passed by Congress and President Hoover in 1933 to require government agencies to prefer US-made products over foreign products.

The Buy American Act is simple in its intention: any good for purchase specifically for government use is locally sourced first versus overseas (unless from an approved, qualifying country). Any products manufactured in the United States would hold preference in purchase over something outside of America. A Contracting Officer has the authority to waive the Act if the product made in the US is 25% more expensive than the imported product or if it is not available in the US.

Berry Amendment compliant fabric consists of any fabric made only in the United States of America. Whether grown, processed, or reused, the fiber’s yarns must be made in the US to be considered Berry compliant. If a Contracting Officer for the Department of Defense cannot find the fabric needed domestically, then a Domestic Non-Availability Determination (a DNAD, or waiver) needs filing for outsource approval.

Non-military Cordura Uses

Cordura is the brand name of fabrics that are used for a variety of reasons. Here are some non-military uses for Cordura fabric:

  • Work Wear: Cordura’s durability exceeds most other fabrics. Basically, if you work in strenuous environments such as construction or manual labor jobs, this nylon-based fabric withstands many washings, while retaining its abrasion resistance and color.
  • Tents/Outdoor Shelters: Cordura style fabrics like our synthetic lightweight tent fabric, made of coated textured polyester, is water repellent and mildew resistant. Its breath-ability is used for liner applications in outdoor shelters including tents or yurts. Subsequently, it comes in flame retardant varieties. Cordura nylon is an ideal material for tents and outdoor shelters!
  • JacketsIn outdoor situations for backpacking or hiking, or if you need a jacket to keep you warm during your commute, Cordura style fabrics is what you want. For instance, even our ballistic nylon fabric has amazing anti-abrasive qualities and can keep you safe depending on the weight of the fabric.
  • Coverings: Our 1000 Denier Nylon (similar to mil-spec Cordura), is made with protection in mind. Surely, if you need a cover for your outdoor furniture or watercraft furniture, its water repellent and mildew resistant properties can protect your outdoor products against all kinds of weather.
  • Bags: Cordura fabric is used in luggage applications since the late 1970’s. As described, its durable style makes it ideal for a number of styles of bags, including tote bags, commuter backpacks, messenger bags, Daypacks, Rolltop Bags, Tactical Packs, Lightweight Packables, Outdoor Packs, Duffle Bags, Drawstring Bags, Dry Bags, luggage, photographic kits, musical instrument cases, Pet Carriers, tool belts, laptop sleeves, and heritage packs. Therefore, whether using the basic backpack for traveling or school, or duffel bags for sports gear and working out, this fabric handles the demands. Cordura nylon is an ideal material for bags of all types!

Milspec Cordura Fabric Features

Weight: 11-12 oz/ sq yd

Width (inches): 60″

Content: 100% High Tenacity Nylon

Coating: 3/4 oz Polyurethane

Finish: Durable Water Repellent

Yarn: Cordura Yarn

Weave: Plain Weave

Colors: Coyote Brown 498, Black, Ranger Green, Tan 499

GRAB Strength: 500 x 300 lbF (ASTM D5034 WxF)

If you are looking for cordura nylon material for sale, and/ or have questions regarding this widely popular material, please email our skilled team of technicians at, or call us at 404-514-7166!

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