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    Which side

    Hey guys and gals. I'm about to place an order at diygearsupply for my down TQ fabric, the 1.1 ripstop, and wanted to know if there was a particular side that should face the down, and if so, how do you tell which side?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I believe you want the shiny side facing the down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwinginIt View Post
    I believe you want the shiny side facing the down.
    I concur
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    I couldn't tell which was shinier. I asked my 6 year old to pick a side and went with it

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    Many fabrics don't have a "side." However, there are some that do. If you can't tell, then it doesn't matter. Momentum 90 (M90) is an example where the sides are extremely different from each other.
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    Fold it over on itself and compare the 2. I had to do it that way to tell. There is a difference. But you wont notice it until you fold the fabric in half so both sides face you.

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    Thanks for the help.

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    For the ripstop I used from the same vendor, there was no visual difference, but one side had a slight grip/rubbery feel on my hands where the other side was a more slippery/smooth. The smooth side is your outside, the 'rubbery' side faces the down. Its possible there's no difference, but it worked for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mundele View Post
    I couldn't tell which was shinier. I asked my 6 year old to pick a side and went with it
    Good plan, I like how you problem solve

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I concur
    What are the implications of guessing wrong? I could see a difference in the 2 sides, but I couldn't decide which was "shiny". This is on DIY Gear Supply 1.1 seconds. The olive.

    I just sewed all the baffles on the side I guessed last night, and i don't have any plans to redo it. But there is still time to save the outer layer!

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