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1.8 oz AIRWAVE Hybrid Ripstop Nylon

$6.75 /yd

Burnt Orange
Charcoal Gray
Dark Olive
Electric Lime
Moroccan Blue
True Teal

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    Improvement is great, but  totally different is so much better...

    Meet 1.8 oz AIRWAVE Hybrid - designed and woven from scratch by us with the single goal of delivering a radically new and unmatched next to skin softness.

    Redefining the phrase "feels like cotton"...

    Unlike standard nylon, AIRWAVE fabrics use a secret sauce called Air Textured Yarn. During processing, an air jet is used to create tiny loops in the yarn like the ones shown in the high-res image below.

    ATY yarn SEM image

    But what makes ATY yarn so special is that it combines the ultra soft hand feel of organic cotton with the high strength of synthetic nylon. 

    Said another way, AIRWAVE is softer than everything else and every bit as strong.  

    Like the market-first 1.7 oz MTN XL, 1.8 oz AIRWAVE uses our unique Hybrid weave construction with a much thicker, stronger yarn (135D) for the ripstop grid vs the base fabric (40D). 

    The end result for you is a stronger, more rugged material with minimal increase in overall finished weight.


    Combined with a brand new  HEX + BOX ripstop grid pattern, AIRWAVE is also easier to sew (i.e. holds a crease well) while  reducing stretch and increasing comfort for load bearing applications such as hammocks.

    Typical end uses for 1.8 oz AIRWAVE include hammocks, rugged synthetic quilt shells, chairs, light duty bags, or any application where lightweight, strong, and durable fabric is needed.  

    NOTE - If you're making a hammock and want to compare similar fabrics, see our comparison chart HERE.

  • Product Details
    Colors Black, Burnt Orange, Charcoal Gray, Dark Olive, Electric Lime, Moroccan Blue, True Teal, White
    Width ~61'' (*including selvedge, ~59" usable)
    Weight  ~1.8 oz/yd 2
    Denier ATY 40D base weave with 135D ripstop grid
    Finish/coating Breathable with DWR, uncalendered

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews

1.8 oz AIRWAVE Hybrid Ripstop Nylon

Love the feel

I made a bridge hammock from a pre cut kit with this material. I loved the feel so much I purchased some to double layer my ENO and Yukon hammocks to give them a softer feel and a pocket for pads.


Just what I've been looking for! I love the feel and workability of this fabric. Quality stuff. Probably my #1 favourite for gear bags and sacks.

Great Summer Hammock

When I first made the hammock back in early April it was still chilly enough outside for jeans and a fleece top and my first impression was that it was difficult to slide around in the hammock to get comfortable. Since then, I've used it several times in much warmer weather with gym shorts and a t-shirt and been happy with it. This past weekend I took it to the beach and this material is absolutely fantastic as a summer hammock. Getting into it dripping wet with just a bathing suit and the material doesn't "stick" to your skin. There's just enough breathability to allow your backside to dry while keeping you cool but not chilly. I'm really looking forward to using it the rest of the summer for all my trips to the lake.

Nice fabric great price

I made a nice pair of light weight shell pants out of this stuff. They're great! The texture beats typical nylon ripstop, makes for less noise when I walk, and this stuff is very easy to sew. It doesn't walk all over like slick nylon.

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