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    owfinc 2nds

    Does anyone have any experience with Outdoor Fabrics' 2nds? I need to get a large amount of 1.1 ripstop and would love to only have to pay $4/yd, but I'm worried that the 2nds might have structural, not just cosmetic issues. Does anyone know if they'd make good hammocks and tarps?

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    Call them and see. Usually, 2nds means they may have cosmetic blemishes but no damage to the structure or coating. I haven't ordered their 2nds, though.
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    if you don't feel comfortable w/ what they say about their 2nds, speer hammocks has 1.1 for $5.25 per yard.
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    I actually just ordered some 1.1 snylon 2nds from Outdoor Fabrics for a tarp. I found the material to be great and a good value for me personally. I could care less about cosmetic problems in the cloth, especially given it was my first tarp project.

    I did ask them about the 2nds when ordering. From their description, it's limited to cosemetic defects. Much like Jeff described, no structural or coating problems. You might find that a piece is 59" instead of 60". That may be trivial like it was to me, but if it could cause you a problem it's something to consider as well (they list it as ~60" on the site). As with anything, YMMV.

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    Great! Thanks for the advice all!

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    I've been buying their seconds for years now. Just cosmetic imperfections.

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    I used some seconds silnylon, could see no visual defects.

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