Lightweight nylon tent fabric, nylon ripstop or polyester tent fabric
Downstated our range of lighweight fabrics. Weights vary from 64 to 112 g / m². The colors might deviate slightly compared to the photos. Of course, we also have suitable sewing thread for this type of tent cloth. See our special accessories assortment of tent sewing yarns.
The silicone-coating of the nylon tent fabric cloth (3-layers) or polyurethane coating of the polyester tent fabric ensures waterproof properties, including ultraviolet stability. Nylon tent fabric is mainly used for tents or tarps, which have to be broken down rapidly after a one night stay. The lifetime is less than our (lightweight) cotton tent fabric(Ten Cate Tent Fabrics)Nylon ripstop has stronger properties, especially regarding the tensile strength and tear resistance (values of 6.6. on a ripstop-distance of approx. 4 mm).Ripstop nylon is a special woven, lightweight nylon fabric that has been woven in a special way and has extremely high tearing resistance. In ripstop nylon at every few millimeters weaving distance there is an an extra thick thread woven into the fabric. This creates a sort of interlocking pattern. This cloth structure protects the fabric from extra tearing, simply because the thicker weft threads (read: warp yarns) are of a stronger quality. So ripstop nylon is a special nylon fabric, which is significantly stronger because of its weaves. This cloth is used as the tent fabric in our case. Other applications include, sails, parasails, kites, parachutes, hot air balloons, flags, sportswear and camping equipment, including sleeping bags. If required we can provide you with the technical characteristics with respect to the tensile strength and tear resistance of our ripstop nylon.