How to tell the difference
how can I tell the difference between nylon, polyester, or maybe even polypro for fabrics?
does polyester/ polypro come in ripstop?
what material would be best for a hammock body?
get samples from www.owfinc.com and www.questoutfitters.com
get samples of all the breathable nylons, and also waterproof silicone impregnated ripstop. also get pu coated ripstop 1.1 and 1.9oz/yd
you will then be able to tell what you are looking at. polyester looks different. it is silkier and softer.
I am mostly talking about hammock materials. I have somewhere around here samples of 1.9 un, 1.9 pu, and 1.1 sil.
i guess i wasnt clear enough, it is fir the body; some complained about nylon being sticky on hot days, and how it stretches. would polyester make a good body, and does it come ripstop/ does it matter?
polyester does come in ripstop, but it doesn't really matter. what matters is the wt/yd. polyester is also alot harder to find. good luck.