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    need fabric suggestions

    so i want to make a pouch for my bike to carry my hammock and some other small gear in.

    so question is this:with the following requirements, can any one suggest me a fabric type?

    1: will hold up to UV, since itll be on the bike pretty much 24/7
    2: waterproof
    3: black (preferred)


    all i can think of is something like duck canvas, and i dont want to use leather (because ill be doing this myself...)

    thanks all
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    Sorry to say that I can't really give you a concrete answer. However I did find this website. Hope it might help.

    http://www.discountfabricsusacorp.com/hedufufai.html

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    Sunbrella brand and similar other fabric brands make UV resistant synthetic fabics for use in patio umbrellas, awnings and such. I don't know about the color. Umbrellas and awnings usually aren't black. I would advise against the use of cotton for this application because of the moisture involved. It will rot very quickly. Probably faster than a syn would deteriorate from UV. Sunbrella is not cheap but I would think it would be your best best.
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    Black PU coated Cordura?

    Lots of my bike bags are made from it.

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    I agree with Rev, Sunbrella or a copycat material is probably your best bet.
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    Somewhere on here, someone did a test for UV resistance of ripstop nylon treated with a UV blocker. He left a treated patch next to an untreated patch outside for an extended period of time, and the treated patch was unfazed afterwards.
    End conclusion was that spray-on UV blocker works very well.

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