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5.2 oz AIRWAVE™ 4-Way Stretch Ripstop Nylon

$15.00 /yd

5.2 oz AIRWAVE™ 4-Way Stretch Ripstop Nylon

$15.00 /yd

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    Our 5.2 oz AIRWAVE™ 4-Way stretch ripstop nylon is a highly-technical and highly-comfortable material designed to help you go further in your apparel creations and wherever your journey takes you. 

    For years, makers have been using other fabrics in our AIRWAVE™ line to make projects because of the superb hand-feel. Our goal was to expound on the features that makers already love and include new features of a dedicated technical stretch apparel fabric.

    This fabric is a go-to for performance garments because of features we've included. An active 4-way stretch allows this fabric to move with you. We wanted this fabric to feel as good as it performed so we included Air-Textured Yarn and a ripstop grid to increase texture, improve breathability and stability,  all while maintaining a cotton-like hand feel. 

    A primary concern in many technical apparel fabrics is durability. To address this issue we used superior yarns and finishing techniques resulting in a fabric that can be trusted in tough conditions. This isn't your grandma's stretch woven. 

    Whether you're making your first apparel item or perfecting a pattern, AIRWAVE™ Stretch will help you get you further in your next project. Popular applications include high-tech shorts, pants, jackets, jacket pockets, and other applications where durable, breathable, and active stretch are key. 



  • Product Details
    Color Black, Charcoal Gray, Olive, Coyote Tan, Slate Blue
    Width 55" (139.7 cm)
    Weight 5.2 oz/yd 2  (176 g/m 2)
    Tapeable No
    Bondable No
    Thread/Needle Recommendations: Thread: Tera 80 / Tex 35, Mara 70 /Tex 40
    Needle: (Universal) 80/12, 90/14
    Finish/Coating C0 PFC-free DWR
    OutdoorINK No

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Susan Bevington
Love Airwave 5.2 for hiking pants!

I have now made 3 pairs of hiking pants with zippered cargo pockets with Airwave 5.2. They are light but warm and so comfortable because they move with me. I wore them every day on my recent road trip to Arizona and enjoyed them in long days in the car as well as for hiking.

Thanks Susan! 5.2 Airwave is a great apparel fabric and we are happy you are enjoying it! We would love to see pictures of your hiking pants if you are willing to share with us on Instagram! Thanks again.

Matthew Evans
Great choice for pants and shorts.

Used the Airwave for a pair of lightweight hiking pants. Loved it. Light and breathable, yet stretchy and durable. Perfect for hikes in cold or hot weather alike. Would not recommend putting grommets through a single layer— opt for a button hole or reinforce the grommet area. I’ll be making another pair of pants and a few pairs of shorts with the various colors.

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear that you are enjoying our 5.2 oz AIRWAVE™ 4-Way Stretch Ripstop Nylon for your hiking pants and shorts. We would love to see some of your projects if you are willing to share with us on Instagram!

Willie S.
Versatile for what you envision!

This material is soft, yet substantial enough for making a four-panel bicycle cap, some patch pockets, maybe a vest with back pockets for “needed” snacks during hikes and bike rides. Trying this fabric, like every item purchased from RBTR, is recommended!

Hey Willie, thanks for the review. 5.2 Airwave Stretch is a great choice for a lot of different uses. One of our team members just made a four panel bicycle cap with it the other day! Thanks for your support Willie!