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    Quick question on ACU 1.0 ripstop...

    I totally forgot and can't seem to find it anywhere...

    Is the slightly shiny side the side with DWR? Or are both sides the same fabric.

    I'm referring to the popular stuff from Magna. I saw the question answered somewhere just can't find it.

    Many thanks! About to get sewing!!!

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    The 30D / 1.1 oz / aka 1.0 ACU nylon ripstop fabric from Magna is not calendered, is not DWR treated and with the two rolls I have had, there is no difference in the appearance of the two sides.

    It is a very nice, very breathable pure finish fabric.

    Edit...and it isn't even remotely downproof.
    Last edited by gmcttr; 02-20-2013 at 00:21.

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    For Calendared fabrics, the shiny side is the side that hit the hot roller...

    If it has dwr, it permeates the fabric... realistically, if it's calendared and dwr, it makes no difference other than aesthetic as far as I could tell... pour some water on the fabric. If it rolls right off, it is definitely DWR.

    If you can SEE through the fabric easily... it isn't downproof!

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    Quick question on ACU 1.0 ripstop...

    Thanks guys... Looks like no DWR which is fine with me. Now off to sewing so I can show some pics of the new hammock!

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