Last edited by docmusolf; 09-24-2012 at 19:59. Reason: Forgot info
I checked into the different fabrics that Duro Industries offers in Multicam last year. Here's what I learned.
The 70D Beta is urethane coated 1.9 nylon ripstop. Okay for a heavy tarp for as long as the coating stays on. The 70D Zeta is a DWR finish 1.9 nylon ripstop. This is the only fabric they have that could be used for hammocks, or a DIY silicone coated tarp for the adventurous. The 40D Epsilon is 1.55 oz ripstop with the Nanosphere coating, a proprietary coating designed to shed dirt and some water. It's not really designed to be waterproof enough for a tarp. AFAIK no one has made a tarp from the Epsilon and posted about it. Because it's not meant to breath, I'm not sure it would make a good hammock.
If you've never seen a large piece of Multicam, the pattern repeats often, which is unfortunate. This characteristic doesn't matter on small items such as jackets and packs, but it is quite eye-catching on a piece large enough for a tarp.
FWIW, the olive brown silnylon from DIY Gear Supply is very stealthy year-round, at least in the southern Appalachians.
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