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1.8 oz AIRWAVE™ Hybrid Ripstop Nylon

$6.80 /yd

  $8.00 /yd

1.8 oz AIRWAVE™ Hybrid Ripstop Nylon

$6.80 /yd

  $8.00 /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 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 32 reviews
Adam Skinner

I bought 5 yards of this to make a bedroom hammock and have been sleeping in it for a year and a half.

It's comfortable and feels more like cotton than nylon.

No problems with durability yet. 450ish nights, plus plenty of chill time.

Liv Gheciu
Very lightweight and strong

I used it to make some gamebags and an ultralight backpack. Very satisfying with the results

The 1.8 oz Airwave is great for that! We'd love to see photos of your creations, be sure to tag us on social media!

Dennis Wilson
Another hammock!!

I’ve made 3 hammocks with Airwave
One bridge and two gathered end’s
Love the fabric

Thanks for your review Dennis! Happy Hammocking!

jack siega

Used to make a quilt for van life, durable and not to slippery to work with

Heck Yeah! That sounds like an awesome project to use with the 1.8 oz AIRWAVE! We'd love to see your van quilt, here is a link if you'd like to share any photos https://forms.gle/P4EHrfiWJ5kajdrE8

Luke N
Great breathable fabric

Nice, breezy and soft to the touch. There are so many uses for this fabric!

Thanks for leaving us a review Luke! We'd love to see some the things you've created using the 1.8 oz AIRWAVE! Here is a link if you'd like to share any photos https://forms.gle/P4EHrfiWJ5kajdrE8