here's a short comparison of nylon and polyester:
Does any think that either would be better for hammock gear than the other?
I recently bought 12 yards of a ripstop that held water very well from the $1 bin at walmart and I'm having it made into a 12 x 12 tarp - I think it is 1.1 by comparison to other known 1.1 and 1.9 that I have around the house. I don't know if it is nylon or polyester, though. I've seen more like it at walmart - onlly it was bright orange and there were only 2 yards. I'm hoping to find it in white for a summer tarp that will reflect heat.