Why Ripstop Fabric Is the Ideal Choice for a Lightweight Canopy Cover

Why Ripstop Fabric Is the Ideal Choice for a Lightweight Canopy Cover

Finding the perfect balance between strength, durability and weight is often a challenge. When it comes to lightweight canopy covers, one fabric stands out as a reliable choice: Ripstop. In this blog, we delve into the why Ripstop fabric is an excellent option for those seeking a lightweight and long-lasting canopy cover.

1. Strength: Ripstop Weaving Technique

Ripstop fabric derives its strength from a unique weaving technique. Traditional fabrics are woven in a straightforward manner, leaving them vulnerable to tears and rips. In contrast, Ripstop fabric incorporates a grid pattern of thicker reinforcement threads interwoven with thinner threads. This ingenious design ensures that any tear or puncture is confined to a small area, preventing it from spreading further. As a result, Ripstop fabric is exceptionally resistant to damage, making it a reliable choice for canopy covers that need to endure outdoor elements.

2. Weight: Lightweight Construction

One of the key advantages of Ripstop fabric is its lightweight construction. Canopies are often meant to be portable, requiring minimal effort during setup and transportation. Ripstop fabric with a weight of 60 gsm (grams per square metre) strikes an ideal balance between durability and weight, ensuring that your canopy remains light and manageable without compromising its structural integrity.

3. Durability: Polyester Fibre

Polyester, the fabric used in Ripstop fabric, adds to its durability. Polyester fibres are known for their strength, resilience, and resistance to stretching and shrinking. They are also highly resistant to mildew and provide excellent colour retention. These qualities make polyester Ripstop fabric an excellent choice for canopy covers that need to withstand harsh weather conditions, UV exposure, and general wear and tear over extended periods.

In the quest for a lightweight yet durable canopy cover its strength, lightweight construction, and durable polyester fibres make it an excellent choice.

Special thanks to Let Loose Adventure for sharing their wonderful canopy creation with us.

You can see photos of their journey below, they used 360 metres of Ripstop across 3 colours orange, fluorescent green and yellow. They also very kindly sent us some videos of the process. The first one is the space where they were wanting to create the Canopy. The second one shows the size of the task and the hard work and endeavour they put into it and finally video 3 shows the amazing end result !   

Video 1 - The Space

Video 2 - The Process

Video 3 - The Finished Canopy 


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RipStop Canopy Fabric

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