Originally Posted by slowhike
welcome to HF rapt.
about those light weight fabrics... .75 oz or even 0.5 oz.... Not great for hammocks, but probably fine for very light cat cut tarps.
are they water proof or maybe DWR treated?
they might make a good hammock shell or quilt. ...tim
I went to the Challenge Sailcloth
website to try to find more specs on some of the fabrics listed. The lightest (eg Elite 36
) are decribed as PU coated "zero porosity". The heavier ripstops (eg 1.5) is listed as "Resin impregnated". Think that means silicon? Anyway you can match up brand names from kitebuilder to the source for more specs. Look like North Sails is also a source.
Thanks for sharing the Kitebuilder.com link Rapt, very interesting stuff there.