We all know about 0.51 oz and 0.8 oz DCF. But this year we released the perfect in-between weight for tarps and tents - 0.67 oz Dyneema® Composite Fabric - CT1E.08/K.18.
It's no secret - DCF has long been coveted as the gold standard in ultralight tarp and tent material. Its combination of strength-to-weight ratio and waterproofness simply can't be beat.
That said, you want to get the most bang for your buck. The high cost of DCF is best justified when using the lightest variant possible for your application without - and this is important - sacrificing too much durability.
And that's where we come in :)
Instead of jumping from 0.51 oz to 0.8 oz, you can now select 0.67 oz DCF as a good blend between weight and durability. Use it on things like stuff sacks, tarps, tents, jackets, kilts, ponchos, and more - basically any project where you want a bit more durability than 0.51 oz, but the lightest weight possible.
For all our material nerds, 0.67 oz DCF actually uses the same base construction as the 0.51 oz DCF, but with an added K.18 PET film layer on one side for increased durability (abrasion and puncture resistance, etc). This K.18 layer also enables digital printing via dye sublimation (coming in 2021).
What was your favorite fabric of 2020? Let us know in the comments below!