Not all fabrics are available for every product



Ultralight Shell fabrics:

 10d - 0.67 oz Ripstop Nylon: Dark Grey, Moroccan Blue, Forest Green

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An ultralight very breathable 10 denier ripstop nylon that offers excellent wind resistance, a soft hand, and tested down proofing in both lab and field use. With a finished weight of 0.67 oz/yd, it is one of the thinnest/lightest nylon fabrics on the market today. Transparency makes it change hue with down fill.

Coating: Factory applied DWR (Durable Water Repellent). This will ensure excellent breathability while providing minimal protection from exterior moisture infiltration.

USE: Shell and/or liner for projects requiring the lightest weight and minimal stuffed bulk. This is a specialist fabric, for users willing to adjust to a compromise in durability and tear strength. Well suited to the the protected life of a quilt or sleeping bag. The careful user can cut extra grams by applying it for jackets and pants. 

The lightness of our 10d Ripstop translates to superior lofting ability of 900+ fill power down.

15d - 0.9 oz Argon Ripstop Nylon: Purple

15d - 0.88 oz Pertex Quantum: Black, Sage Green

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At 15d these fabrics are ultralight certified, with just a slight weight penalty over the lighter 10d options profiled above: half an ounce for a quilt. 

Large ripstop grid, of about 1/8" squared. Calendered, down proof.

Coating: Factory applied DWR (Durable Water Repellent). This will ensure excellent breathability while providing minimal protection from exterior moisture infiltration.

USE: Outer shell appropriate for most ultralight quilts and jackets. The 15d weight have long been the go-to choice among backpackers aiming to take the step into the realm of ultralight gear. With normal care this range of shells offers reasonable durability. 




Classic Shell Fabrics: 

20d Pertex Quantum: Black

20d HyperD: Crimson, Royal Blue

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1.0 oz/sq. yard ripstop nylon shell material from Pertex and RSBTR. 

High quality all round fabrics with a semi matte sheen. Some users report the black to be bordering on silver/grey.

Coating: Factory applied DWR (Durable Water Repellent). This will offer minimal protection from exterior moisture infiltration.

USE:  20d shells can be custom requested if not featured on the product page.




Shell Fabrics, Tough & Abrasion Resistant with added Weatherproofing

40d Epic by Nex-Tec: Orange


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Discontinued; limited stock on hand. At 1.7 oz/sq. yard, this polyester microfiber features a durable water resistant silicone fiber encapsulation. The result is a breathable, highly water resistant, soft and pliable material that allows for excellent loft. 

Micro ripstop grid. Matte finish, silent.

Coating: A silicone encapsulation process inherent in the fabric. This provides an upgraded weather resistance compared to traditional water repellent coatings such as DWR.

USE: A good weather protective option especially for garments. For users requiring more than the usual moisture and abrasion resistance. Epic excels in damp climates, open sided tarp shelters, light bushwhacking and mild abuse. Note: A quilt with an EPIC shell will gain a fair bit of weight and bulk compared to the significantly lighter materials listed above. 



Ultralight Shell Options, with Enhanced Water Resistance:

7d Robic Ripstop Nylon: Charcoal Grey, Black, Olive and Bright Blue

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Extraordinarily light, this 7D fabric is our finest denier count material. Semi-gloss sheen, super micro ripstop pattern

Coating: Treated with a microporous PU coating on the inside and a standard DWR application on the weather side. The ability to hold out moisture is very good with a HH of 1000mm, but not quite on par with the DryDome below. Breathability rate is adequate for down products. For a fabric with a square yard weight of well under an ounce, the Robic is relatively durable.

USE: For applications where both UL principles AND weatherproofing come together as a definite need. Selectable option on products with 10d/15d default shells. 



 10d - 1.4 oz/yard DryDome Ripstop Nylon: Moroccan Blue

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A classic laminate, manufactured like other well known waterproof/breathables (WP/B): A base fabric with a Teflon style film layer laminated onto the inside face and a DWR on the outside. However, the unique quality of the DryDome, not seen in many other laminates, is the low square yard weight of 1.4 ounces, easily 25% less than the closest competitor. Choosing a 10D ripstop nylon base fabric, together with an upgraded WP/B film, makes this possible. It is decidedly a cutting edge high-tech material, but best not exposed to much abuse. This is the case with most super-ultralight fabrics, but here the lamination process further pre-stresses the fabric, So, user beware!

Semi-mattte, large ripstop pattern, a bit noisy when new.

USE: For conditions where the best protection against moisture intrusion in a relatively lightweight package is desired. 



LINER FABRICS, Calendered & Breathable:

20d Nylon Taffeta: Black

This high quality, silky smooth 20d nylon taffeta is specifically designed for the lining side of down gear. Comfortable against bare skin, low friction for entering and turning, silent and soft. Tough enough to deal with calloused feet. Light DWR coating and a matte look. Black only.

Coating: Light DWR (Durable Water Repellent)

USE: Liner material of choice on projects subjected to above average user abrasion/wear on the inside.



10d Nylon Taffeta: Black

An ultralight 10 denier taffeta (non ripstop) nylon that is very breathable, calendered, and down proof. It offers excellent wind/water resistance, a soft hand, and tested down proofing in both lab and field use. With a finished weight of 0.67 oz/yd, our 10d taffeta is one of the thinnest/lightest taffeta nylon fabrics on the market today. 

Coating: Light DWR (Durable Water Repellent)

USE: Liner for projects requiring the lightest weight and minimal stuffed bulk.  This is a specialist fabric, for users willing to adjust to a decline in durability and tear strength. Well suited to the the protected life of a quilt. The lightness translates to superior lofting ability of 900+ fill power down.



CAMO SHELL FABRICS

1.55 oz Nylon Ripstop Multicam

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The multicam 40d, 1.55 oz./ sq. yd. ripstop nylon fabric balances light weight with the excellent tear strength of nylon. The fabric has been processed to reduce air permeability and increase down-proofness, which also creates excellent wind-break properties for open use. Not quite as silent as the 70d polyester.

Coating: The NanoSphere┬« liquid repellency process offers a medium level resistance to moisture. 

USE: Down insulated camo products are made with this comparatively lighter 40d shell to facilitate full lofting of our premium 900 FP goose down.




 1.9 oz Polyester Ripstop Multicam

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70d, 1.9oz Multicam is a breathable medium weight polyester with a matte look. It is soft and supple and is face treated with a durable water repellent finish. Like the 40d above it also has low IR properties for night time utility, and is very quiet.

Coating: Factory applied DWR (Durable Water Repellent). This will offer minimal protection from exterior moisture infiltration.

USE: All our synthetic insulated camo jackets and sleeping bags use the 70d Multicam to give an edge in durability. This is our toughest stock fabric options. NB: Cannot be used in down insulated gear.