1.8 oz AIRWAVE™ Hybrid Ripstop Nylon

$6.75 /yd

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)  (149.8 cm)
    Weight  ~1.8 oz/yd 2  (52 grams)
    Denier ATY 40D base weave with 135D ripstop grid
    Finish/coating Breathable with DWR, uncalendered

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
Dovi Shlomo
Nice solid material

I made a hammock out of it, really strong material with high friction, feels like laying inside a pike blanket. I think it's ideal for cold nights

We're glad you found a hammock fabric perfect for your needs! This is definitely a go-to one for making your own hammock. We'd love to see photos of your creation, here is a link if you'd like to share any https://forms.gle/Veg5WY3ArRUr1A3x5

Malkishua Kedem

1.8 oz AIRWAVE™ Hybrid Ripstop Nylon

Thanks for your review! Enjoy the 1.8 oz AIRWAVE!

Charles Akins
Airwave is great

So, living in a hot and humidity environment, I wanted a hammock that was breathable. That is what I got when I made it with this. As others have stated, it's not very slippery, when you get in it, you tend to have a bit of a harder time moving around if wearing much clothing. Living in Hawaii I sleep in just shorts, and don't use an underquilt very often either. Usually just a sheet over me. Sleeping in just shorts allows me to move around as much as I want. This is my nightly Sleeping hammock now days. Since making my first airwave hammock I have had 3 other friends ask me to make them ones from it as well. I didn't seem to have any problems sewing it, and its so dang comfy. Love it, and can't wait to go crawl into it for the night.

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

light and strong, but soft enough to use against skin

Thanks for the review Nathan! This AIRWAVE truly has a cotton feel, it's so soft!

Jonathan Coley
Much better than 1.0 oz Hyper D for hammocks...Airwave actually does breathe.

I initially purchased 1.0 oz Hyper D to sew a hammock, but 1.0 oz Hyper D does not breathe at all...think of it as a hammock made out of Saran Wrap. As a second try I purchased 1.8oz Airwave and night and day difference. Airwave is VERY breathable and actually feels more like cotton than nylon. It is about twice as bulky for the same size hammock compared to the 1.0 oz Hyper D, but the absence of the "Zip Lock bag" feeling made the 1.8oz Airwave more than worth the extra bulk.

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!

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