Originally Posted by jaydweight
I ordered this ripstip from my wife's wedding fabric wholesaler. He didn't actually know the weight of it, and I don't know if it's got urethane coating,
I would assume you can get a wholesale price on the fabric if you do it that way. There is nothing essentially wrong with that. However, for the purposes of something as important as your tarp you might want to consider purchasing from one of the vendors present in the forums. My reasoning is very simple.. It might be worth the extra $15-20 to get something where you know the specs and you know its right for the job. The _might be's_ bother me a little bit. For stuff sacks and other things... who cares. For a tarp... it might be worth it.