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1.8 oz AIRWAVE Hybrid Ripstop Nylon

$6.75 /yd

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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 24 reviews
Airwave is great
Thanks so much for the review Charles! We love the feel of Airwave too, it's so soft! If you have photos of your hammock in Hawaii we'd love to see! Happy hammocking!
Great feel
Thanks for the review Nathan! This AIRWAVE truly has a cotton feel, it's so soft!
Much better than 1.0 oz Hyper D for hammocks...Airwave actually does breathe.
Thanks for the review Jonathan! We're glad you found a fabric that works better for you as a hammock, this airwave ripstop is a great choice. Enjoy!
Cloned my favorite shorts
Glad this material worked well to help you make your own shorts! We'd love to see photos if you care to share, Enjoy!
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