Ripstop nylon or polyester

Ripstop nylon

are you wondering which fabric you should chose for you DIY project? Ripstop nylon or ripstop polyester? You do not know what are differences between them? Read our article and learn about pros & cons of each.

Ripstop is a light woven fabric made from nylon or polyester, that is know for its high durability. Most common application for ripstop is outdoor gear however it is also used for: parachutes, hang gliders, balloons, umbrellas, sails, kites or flags. The fabric is made of base material that is reinforced with special technique. Interwoven yards are applied to make them resistant to tearing. This gives ripstop the special looks that it is famous for # 🙂

There two main types of ripstop: polyester and nylon. Both are used in clothing industry but there are few important differences that you should keep in you mind when choosing the right one for you project.

zespoł szyje kurtki z ripstop nylon
Ripstop nylon
  • Ripstop Polyester has higher water resistance than nylon
  • Ripstop Nylon is breathable, polyester is not
  • Ripstop Nylon is more durable, softer in touch and more stetchy – from our experience ripstop nylon 70D is as durable as 140D polyester
  • Polyester is UV resistant and it is takes much longer for it to lose a colour than nylon

Nylon and polyester are two post popular fabrics but their production is constantly being improved. Description above relates to their classic versions. New technologies and special impregnation and laminates techniques can change specification of fabrics.
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