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    Uses for heavy PU coated ripstop?

    I've come across a variant of PU coated ripstop nylon in the past few days and I'm wondering what, if anything, it might be used for. I'm hoping you guys can help me out. Personally, the only coated fabric I've used is silnylon, but I know people are using other things for different projects.

    Quick details on the fabric:

    - Black PU coated ripstop nylon
    - ~100D and ~3-4 oz/yd^2

    As far as the PU coating goes, it's thick enough that the fabric doesn't allow light to penetrate (100% opacity), so the hydrostatic head is likely pretty high as well.


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    That 100D stuff sounds like good tent floor material - similar to the Hilleberg floors?
    Not for the ultralight crowd, but would keep the water out and would stand up to the occasional stick or pine needle without perforation.

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    Backpack, reenforce tie outs, and ground mat. Not sure what else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZMad2000 View Post
    Backpack, reenforce tie outs, and ground mat. Not sure what else.
    Bike frame and pannier bags; gaiters; the soles of vapor barrier booties.
    "Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest."
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    a hammock you can let your big dog up into.
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