After reading reading a couple of threads regarding Magna Fabrics, I thought I would post a review of my experience.
I recently ordered 50 yards of the 1.1 ACU Ripstop Nylon. I place my order on April 25th and received a confirmation that my order was received. Later that day I received an email that the order was shipped, the email contained a link to my order along with a tracking number. My order left Manga's Warehouse on April 25th and was at my front door the following day, talk about fast.
The fabric arrived wrapped in plastic and had 2 pieces of masking tape holding the fabric in place. FedEx is not the gentlest of carriers, but the fabric arrived without any tears. After unwrapping the plastic and tape, I began unrolling the fabric on my work table. The first 22" off the roll contained a spliced to the bulk of the remaining fabric. After removing the splice, I inspect the roll and the first yard had some writing in what looks to be a yellow grease pencil. I'm not overly concerned there, I can use most of that section to make a stuff sack. The remainder of the fabric was unblemished. Since this was a joint purchase between myself and another member I separated our agreed upon needs. It's at this point that I also discovered that folding that much cloth for shipping is a pain in the backside
I only have 4 yards of 1.1 woodland ripstop that I can use as a comparison that I purchased from ebay, and over all I would say that the Fabric from Magna looks to be of better quality. Magna States that their fabric is made in the USA, so a bonus in my opinion. The woodland Fabric is of dubious heritage I guess.
I'm not sure if Magna Fabrics has weekend hours, I never received a response to my email inquiry and that seems to be a major concern with a few other members who have dealt with or tried to deal with Magna. Communication is key and not receiving a response to a call or an email can mean the loss of a potential sale.
1: Price per yard
2: Fast order response
3: Fast shipping.
4: Quality product
1: An unexpected splice - not a deal killer
2: Some writing in grease pencil - not overly happy about it, again not a deal killer
3: Shipping cost - Definite sticker shock here, but after seeing what was delivered, understandable.
4: Email responses could be better
Will I buy from Magna Fabrics again? Yes
Am I happy with the service? Yes
Now to start planning an ACU Hammock and matching tarp