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OutdoorINK Fabric Specifications and Details

If you want to check out any of the fabrics and how they compare once printed, check out the OutdoorINK Sample Pack  HERE.

Fabrics are organized from lightest to heaviest:

MEMBRANE 15 poly taffeta

MEMBRANE 15 is our ultralight 15 denier taffeta polyester. Similar to our MEMBRANE 10 nylon taffeta, MEMBRANE 15 combines breathability, wind/water resistance, and exceptional downproofing with the  softest hand feel on the market.

To make MEMBRANE 15, we start with a custom woven, high thread-count polyester base material. In addition to adding durability, this   reduces moisture absorption compared to a nylon base.

Combined with a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating, the result is   significantly less weight gain and  improved comfort (i.e. no clammy feeling) when the fabric is subjected to rain or highly humid environments. 

All this makes MEMBRANE 15 excel in a variety of applications including quilts, jackets, sleeping bags, garments, pillows, linings, and more.

Fabric Details
Width 58'' (*56" guaranteed usable)
Weight  0.9 oz/yd  (*printing typically adds 0.05-0.1 oz /yd  2
Denier 15D x 15D
Weave taffeta 
Thread Count 220 x 170 (warp/weft)
Thickness 0.035 mm
Print shrinkage (length) < 1%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1/4"
Finish/Coating Breathable with DWR, calendered
Downproof YES

  MEMBRANE 15 ripstop polyester

Our ultralight 15 denier ripstop polyester  MEMBRANE 15 Like other fabrics in the MEMBRANE line, M15 RS combines breathability, wind/water resistance, and exceptional downproofing with the   softest hand feel on the market.

To make MEMBRANE 15, we start with a custom woven, high thread-count polyester base material. Then we add a micro grid  ripstop for improved abrasion and tear resistance. 

Combined with a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating, the result is a durable, ultralight fabric with   significantly less weight gain and  improved comfort (i.e. no clammy feeling) when subjected to rain or highly humid conditions. 

All this makes MEMBRANE 15 ripstop excel in a variety of applications including quilts, jackets, sleeping bags, garments, linings, and more.

Fabric Details
Width 58'' (*56" guaranteed usable)
Weight  0.9 oz/yd  (*printing typically adds 0.05-0.1 oz /yd  2
Denier 15D
Weave mini-grid ripstop
Thread Count -------------------
Thickness -------------------
Print shrinkage (length) < 1%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1/4"
Finish/Coating Breathable with DWR, calendered
Downproof YES

Membrane Silpoly

MEMBRANE Silpoly is the ultralight version of our MEMBRANE silpoly line of ultralight coated materials. At a finished weight of just  0.93 oz/yd 2, it is the lightest waterproof polyester textile available. The material features the following:

  • Custom woven, high-thread count 15D polyester
  • Plain-weave construction
  • High-quality sil/PU coating on each side

MEMBRANE Silpoly is best for situations where you want the lightest possible waterproof fabric. 

A premium material for all projects requiring an extremely lightweight, waterproof textile. Common applications include tarps, tents, ponchos, gear sacks, pack covers, etc.

Note: this fabric is the exact same on each side. If seam sealing, we recommend using a 100% Silicone sealant such as  Sil-Net

Fabric Details
Width 58-59" usable, selvedge trimmed
Weight  0.93 oz/yd 
Denier 15d
Weave plain weave
Thread Count TBD
Thickness TBD
Print shrinkage (length) < 1%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1%
Finish/Coating Silicone impregnated (coated both sides)
Hydrostatic Head (i.e. waterproof rating) > 2000 mm

1.0 oz Noseeum Mesh

Noseeum mesh  is a lightweight yet durable micro-mesh netting used to provide superior insect protection in the outdoors. 

Constructed with a tight weave and irregular pattern, Noseeum shields you from even the smallest of pests. Great for use in bugnets, tents, and lightweight gear sacks. 

Fabric Details
Width 54'' (*52" guaranteed usable)
Weight  1.0 oz/yd  (*added weight of ink is negligible) 
Denier 20D
Weave tricot knit 
Thread Count ----
Thickness ----
Print shrinkage (length) ~2-3%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1%
Finish/Coating None
Downproof NO

1.1 oz Ripstop Polyester

Fabric Details
Width 58'' 
Weight  1.1 oz/yd 
Denier 20D x 20D
Weave Mini grid ripstop
Thread Count TBD
Thickness TBD
Print shrinkage (length) < 1%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1%
Finish/Coating DWR both calendered and uncalendered
Downproof? Calendered - Yes, Uncalendered - NO

1.1 oz Silpoly

The  1.1 oz Silpoly used for OutdoorINK is the  third generation of our market-first silicone double coated polyester ripstop.

In addition to excellent waterproof/windproof characteristics, Silpoly offers  lower water absorption and  increased UV resistance compared to Silnylon. Particularly useful in outdoor applications to minimize sag/stretch when wet and color fade over time.

Great for projects such as tarps, tents, ponchos, gear sacks, pack covers, or any application where durable waterproof/windproof fabric is needed.

Fabric Details
Width 58'' (*56" guaranteed usable)
Weight  1.1 oz/yd  (*~1.3 osy finished weight) 
Denier 20D x 20D
Weave Mini grid 1 x 1 mm ripstop
Thread Count 220 x 175 (warp/weft)
Thickness 0.05 mm
Print shrinkage (length) < 1%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1%
Finish/Coating Silicone impregnated (coated both sides)
Hydrostatic Head (i.e. waterproof rating) > 2000 mm

1.6 oz HyperD

HyperD  TM is our custom developed line of lightweight diamond grid ripstop nylon. Designed for superior performance and feel compared to standard square grid ripstop, HyperD  TM  is incredibly   strong  yet still very   soft to the touch. 

At 1.6 oz, this fabric fills the void between 1.9 oz and 1.1 oz weights when you're looking for something  lighter while retaining  maximum strength/durability.

The premium choice fabric for projects such as hammocks, stuff sacks, synthetic quilt/comforter shells, breathable/lightweight garments, or lightweight bags.

Fabric Details
Width 60'' (*58" guaranteed usable)
Weight  1.6 oz/yd  (*printing typically adds 0.05-0.1 oz /yd  2
Denier 40D
Weave diamond weave
Thread Count TBD
Thickness TBD
Print shrinkage (length) ~2-3%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1%
Finish/Coating Breathable with DWR, uncalendered
Downproof NO

1.6 oz Ripstop Polyester

Breathable, uncalendered 1.6 oz polyester ripstop with a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish. Natural UV resistance (i.e. resists color fading), low bias stretch under load, and quick drying qualities of polyester.  

This fabric is specifically finished to give the softest possible hand feel for polyester. A high-thread count also increases strength and makes hemming easier when sewing.  

Typical applications include hammocks, synthetic quilts, synthetic pillows, flags, stuff sacks, lightweight bags, and lining material. 

Fabric Details
Width 60'' (*58" guaranteed usable)
Weight  1.6 oz/yd  (*printing typically adds 0.05-0.1 oz /yd  2
Denier 40D x 40D
Weave mini grid ripstop (3mm x 3mm)
Thread Count 195 x 130 (warp/weft)
Thickness 0.07 mm
Print shrinkage (length) ~2-3%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1%
Finish/Coating Breathable with DWR, uncalendered
Downproof NO

1.6 oz Silpoly

1.6 oz silicone coated polyester ripstop (aka silpoly). This fabric is coated with a silicone/PU layer on each side and is waterproof/non-breathable.

1.6 oz Silpoly offers higher strength, lower bias stretch, and better puncture/abrasion resistance than our lightweight 1.1 oz Silpoly and ultralight Membrane Silpoly. Best used when you prefer a more robust material over the absolute lightest weight. 

Same silpoly benefits of  lower water absorption and  increased UV resistance compared to Silnylon. Great for projects such as tarps, tents, ponchos, gear sacks, pack covers, or any application where a robust waterproof/windproof fabric is needed.

Fabric Details
Width 58'' (*56" guaranteed usable)
Weight  1.6 oz/yd  (*~1.77 osy finished weight) 
Denier 20D x 20D
Weave Mini-grid ripstop
Thread Count TBD
Thickness TBD
Print shrinkage (length) < 1%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1%
Finish/Coating Silicone impregnated (coated both sides)
Hydrostatic Head (i.e. waterproof rating) > 1500 mm

1.7 oz Pocket Mesh

At a finished weight of 1.7 oz/yd2, we designed this tricot knit pocket mesh to be one of the lightest on the market, yet still fairly durable. 

100% polyester knit with some give in both directions, but not a ton as there is no elastic/lycra content.

Perfect for ultralight backpack pockets, clothing (jackets/pants/etc) pockets, gear bags, or any application requiring a lightweight, semi-rigid, breathable mesh.

Fabric Details
Width 60'' (*58" guaranteed usable)
Weight  1.7 oz/yd 
Denier 50D
Weave Tricot Knit
Thread Count TBD
Thickness TBD
Print shrinkage (length) ~2-3%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1%
Finish/Coating Breathable with DWR
Downproof NO

1.9 oz Ripstop Polyester

At a finished weight of 1.9 oz/yd2, this 1.9 oz polyester is a highly breathable synthetic with a great handfeel. These characteristics make it perfect for applications like hammocks, bags, synthetic quilts and other clothing/insulated accessories.

Fabric Details
Width 60'' (*58" guaranteed usable)
Weight  1.9 oz/yd  (*printing typically adds 0.05-0.1 oz /yd  2
Denier 68D
Weave Box/square mini-grid (2.5 mm x 2.5mm)
Thread Count TBD
Thickness TBD
Print shrinkage (length) ~2-3%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1%
Finish/Coating Breathable with DWR
Downproof NO

1.9 oz Silpoly

OutdoorINK  1.9 oz Silpoly is the  third generation of our market first silicone double coated polyester ripstop. 

In addition to excellent waterproof/windproof characteristics, Silpoly offers  lower water absorption and  increased UV resistance compared to Silnylon. Particularly useful in outdoor applications to minimize sag/stretch when wet and color fade over time. 

Great for projects such as tarps, tents, ponchos, gear sacks, pack covers, or any application where durable waterproof/windproof fabric is needed.

Fabric Details
Width 58'' (*56" guaranteed usable)
Weight  1.9 oz/yd  (*~2.1 osy finished weight) 
Denier 70D x 70D
Weave Mini grid 1.5 x 1.5 mm ripstop
Thread Count TBD (warp/weft)
Thickness TBD mm
Print shrinkage (length) < 1%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1%
Finish/Coating Silicone impregnated (coated both sides)
Hydrostatic Head (i.e. waterproof rating) > 2000 mm

1.9 oz PU coated ripstop polyester

PU coated 1.9 oz (70D) ripstop polyester.

Polyester base yarn and mini ripstop grid allows for less stretch and water absorption, as well as increased  UV Resistance compared to nylon.

Great for projects such as tarps, covers, ponchos, tents, or any application requiring a midweight, relatively durable waterproof fabric.

Fabric Details
Width 58'' (usable, selvage removed)
Weight  1.9 oz/yd  (*~2.7 osy finished weight) 
Denier 70D
Weave Ripstop Mini-Grid
Thread Count TBD (warp/weft)
Thickness TBD mm
Print shrinkage (length) < 1%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1%
Finish/Coating PU Backside, DWR Front
Hydrostatic Head (i.e. waterproof rating) > 4000 mm

3.3 oz Ventek 30 WPB

The result of over a year of development, testing, and pushing limits,  Ventek is our custom designed, high-performance WPB fabric line.

Waterproof/Breathable (aka WPB) fabric is exactly what the name implies - both  waterproof AND  breathable. To achieve this, WPB fabric uses a specially formulated laminate film that is highly resistant to water droplet penetration (i.e. rain) while also allowing moisture vapor (i.e. sweat) to pass through and escape.

3.3 oz Ventek 30 is a 3-layer WPB fabric designed to balance weight and durability while maintaining performance (waterproofness and breathability) that rivals big names like Gore-Tex and eVent.

Great for a wide range of applications such as jackets, over mittens, gaiters, pants, ponchos, bivy shells, and more. 

Product Details
Width ~57" (selvedge removed) (*55 Guaranteed Usable)
Weight 3.3 oz/yd 
Denier 30D 
Yarn Polyester
Ripstop Grid Box/square mini-grid (1 mm x 1 mm)
Finish/Coating DWR front with WPB PU membrane laminated backside
Laminate Type 3-layer proprietary PU laminate 
Hydrostatic Head (waterproof rating) >10,000 mm 
MVTR (breathability rating) > 22,000  g/m  2 /24 hr
Full Lab Test Data  TBD 

HyperD 300 diamond ripstop polyester

HyperD 300® is our custom 300 denier polyester diamond weave ripstop. If you want high-durability and excellent waterproofing, this is the fabric. While many higher-denier coated fabrics are very stiff, HyperD 300™ is specifically made to have a softer hand and increased packability. A premium choice textile for backpacks, heavy-duty tarps, gear bags, and tent floors.

Fabric Details
Width 58'' (*56" guaranteed usable)
Weight  3.9 oz/yd 
Denier 300D
Weave Double Diamond Grid Ripstop
Thread Count 84 x 56
Thickness .016 mm
Print shrinkage (length) < 1%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1%
Finish/Coating PU coated back, DWR front - waterproof
Hydrostatic Head (i.e. waterproof rating) > 4000 mm

X-PAC VX07

X-Pac VX07 is a heavy-weather spinnaker sailcloth made specifically for high tear strength and abrasion resistance while minimizing overall weight. Now using a plain-weave polyester face for seamless integration into our digital print ecosystems.

VX07 is a laminate fabric comprised of the following layers:

-C6 DWR 70D polyester face

-Black Polyester X-PLY at 22 degrees

-0.25 mil PET film

-50D Poly Taffeta backing for abrasion resistance


Highly durable fabric best used for lightweight yet super tough backpacks, bags, rain gear, pouches, packing pods, etc. 

Fabric Details
Width 57'' (*55" guaranteed usable)
Weight  4.3 oz/yd 
Denier 70D Face, 50d Backing
Weave Plain, Taffeta Backing
Thread Count TBD
Thickness TBD
Print shrinkage (length) 1-2%
Print shrinkage (width) 1-2%
Finish/Coating c6 DWR face, .25 mil Polyester Film 
Hydrostatic Head (i.e. waterproof rating) > 10,400 mm

X-PAC V15

X-Pac V15 is   a custom laminate variant from Dimension-Polyant, specifically designed for maximum performance, lighter weight, and seamless integration with our printing process. Crafted to be the same weight as the UL   VX07, but twice as resistant to abrasion. This variant leaves out the black X-PLY grid to save weight and prevent premature acute abrasion from the protruding ripstop.

V15 is a laminate fabric comprised of the following layers:

-C6 DWR 150D Polyester face

-0.25 mil PET film 

-50D Poly Taffeta backing for abrasion resistance

Fabric Details
Width 57'' (*55" guaranteed usable)
Weight  4.8 oz/yd 
Denier 150D Face, 50d Backing
Weave Plain, Taffeta Backing
Thread Count TBD
Thickness TBD
Print shrinkage (length) 1-2%
Print shrinkage (width) 1-2%
Finish/Coating c6 DWR face, .25 mil Polyester Film 
Hydrostatic Head (i.e. waterproof rating) > 10,400 mm

X-PAC VX15

X-Pac VX15 is   a custom laminate fabric from Dimension-Polyant, specifically designed for maximum performance, lighter weight, and seamless integration with our digital printing process.

A solid middle ground with   double the abrasion resistance of VX07, but less weight than VX21.

Highly durable fabric best used for lightweight yet super tough backpacks, bags, rain gear, pouches, packing pods, etc. 


VX15 is a laminate fabric comprised of the following layers:

-150D Polyester face

-  black polyester X-Ply reinforcement threads at 22 degrees

-0.25 mil PET film 

-50D Poly Taffeta backing for abrasion resistance

Fabric Details
Width 57'' (*55" guaranteed usable)
Weight  5.15 oz/yd 
Denier 150D Face, 50d Backing
Weave Plain, Taffeta Backing
Thread Count TBD
Thickness TBD
Print shrinkage (length) 1-2%
Print shrinkage (width) 1-2%
Finish/Coating c6 DWR face, .25 mil Polyester Film 
Hydrostatic Head (i.e. waterproof rating) > 10,400 mm

6 oz. Flow Wicking Poly Spandex

This fabric may be used for apparel that offers either a relaxed or snug fit, and it is a popular choice for tight-fitting compression tops for athletic, military and work wear apparel. Great option for ultralight backpack pockets and hiking accessories like gaiters, sweat bands etc.

These attributes make this stretch fabric a common choice in applications including active uniform shirts, football and baseball workout gear, undergarments, swimwear, and rash-guards for surfing and other watersports. 

Fabric Details
Width 58'' (*56" guaranteed usable)
Weight  ~6 oz/yd  (*printing typically adds 0.05-0.1 oz /yd  2
Denier TBD
Weave Warp Knit
Thread Count 84% Polyester - 16% Spandex
Thickness TBD
Print shrinkage (length) ~2-3%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1%
Finish/Coating Breathable/ Wicking Finish
Downproof N/A

500D POLY DUCK

Our 500d polyester duck has been specifically chosen for beautiful print clarity, while also providing an uber rugged fabric that is slightly lighter than the heavier alternatives. It is a great choice for high wear/ abrasion prone applications where weight is factor.

 

Fabric Details
Width 60'' (*58" guaranteed usable)
Weight  ~6.8 oz/yd 
Denier 500d
Weave Plain
Thread Count 42 x 35
Thickness TBD
Print shrinkage (length) <1%
Print shrinkage (width) <1%
Finish/Coating DWR , Pigment PU, UV Inhibitor
Hydrostatic Head (i.e. waterproof rating) TBD

600D POLY TWILL

Our 500d polyester duck has been specifically chosen for beautiful print clarity, while also providing an uber rugged fabric that is slightly lighter than the heavier alternatives. It is a great choice for high wear/ abrasion prone applications where weight is factor.

 

Fabric Details
Width 60'' (*58" guaranteed usable)
Weight  ~7.3 oz/yd 
Denier 600d
Weave Plain
Thread Count TBD
Thickness TBD
Print shrinkage (length) <1%
Print shrinkage (width) <1%
Finish/Coating DWR ,
Hydrostatic Head (i.e. waterproof rating) TBD

10 oz. Flow Wicking Poly Spandex

This fabric may be used for apparel that offers either a relaxed or snug fit, and it is a popular choice for tight-fitting compression tops for athletic, military and work wear apparel. Great option for durable backpack pockets and hiking accessories like gaiters, sweat bands etc.

These attributes make this stretch fabric a common choice in applications including active uniform shirts, football and baseball workout gear, undergarments, swimwear, and rash-guards for surfing and other watersports. 

Fabric Details
Width 58'' (*56" guaranteed usable)
Weight  ~10 oz/yd  (*printing typically adds 0.05-0.1 oz /yd  2
Denier TBD
Weave Warp Knit
Thread Count 88% Polyester - 12% Spandex
Thickness TBD
Print shrinkage (length) ~2-3%
Print shrinkage (width) < 1%
Finish/Coating Breathable/ Wicking Finish
Downproof N/A

1000D CORDURA ®  HP

1000 Denier CORDURA®  is the toughest line of material we carry. This is a hig h tenacity polyester version of the industry-leading choice for a variety of heavy-duty applications such as outdoor gear, luggage, military gear, upholstery, and sport/duffel bags.

Typical applications include backpacks, briefcases, wallets, chairs, elevated pet beds, horse blankets, and a variety of custom cases and covers.

Fabric Details
Width 58'' (*56" guaranteed usable)
Weight  ~10.2oz/yd 
Denier 1000d
Weave Plain
Thread Count 38 x 21
Thickness TBD
Print shrinkage (length) 1-2%
Print shrinkage (width) 1-2%
Finish/Coating DWR face, PU Back
Hydrostatic Head (i.e. waterproof rating) TBD