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Where to find Reflect-Tex reflective silnylon?
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Joshua S
(joshualee101) - F - M
Where to find Reflect-Tex reflective silnylon? on 10/25/2009 12:27:59 MDT Print View

Does anybody know where I can find some reflective 30D silnylon? Seattle Fabrics no longer has it listed on their website.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Where to find Reflect-Tex reflective silnylon? on 10/25/2009 12:33:52 MDT Print View

I'll admit - we are who bought the remaining stock up this year from them. From what I have researched it is no longer produced, so you might get lucky with a small shop having some....

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Where to find Reflect-Tex reflective silnylon? on 10/25/2009 15:07:11 MDT Print View

Titanium Goat used that stuff, maybe they can sell you some or can tell you were to buy it.
This one looks like a heavier version , described as 70D Silver Aluminized Slicker Ripstop
maybe worth asking them too..

Eduard Mostert
(emostert) - MLife

Locale: Northeast
Re: Where to find Reflect-Tex reflective silnylon? on 10/25/2009 16:09:57 MDT Print View


I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for, but you can try They have some black reflective 1.9oz ripstop nylon. Navigation on the site is easy. Just look for "Reflective Fabrics" under "Navigation" on the left side.



Sam Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
reflective silnylong - where to buy on 10/27/2009 20:48:32 MDT Print View

You might try Warmlite in NH. They sell fabric, and were selling silnylon tents with reflective fabric the last time I checked less than a year ago.
Sam Farrington, Chocorua NH

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Seattlefabrics on 10/28/2009 16:31:19 MDT Print View has 1.9oz (before coating) 70D reflective ripstop. Be warned they take there time shipping even in stock items.

Gary Dennis
(dentwngd) - F
Re: Where to find Reflect-Tex reflective silnylon? on 11/29/2010 21:42:19 MST Print View

You can get aluminized polypropylene fabric from Innovative Insulation, Inc. under the Temptrol name. This is 95% reflective to infrared heat. Good for summer and winter use.

Colin Krusor
(ckrusor) - M

Locale: Northwest US
Temptrol aluminized nonwoven polypro on 11/30/2010 17:06:09 MST Print View

I was interested in the Temptrol fabric when I ran across it several years ago, but immediately had concerns when I read the claims on the website. The website is brimming over with pretty juvenile misrepresentations, and it gives the impression that the manufacturer's business model includes exploitation of people who lack a science background.

But, I decided that the material itself might prove to be worthwhile, despite the sleazy company, so I looked into it a bit more. A quick google search turns up many unhappy customers. The aluminum coating comes off almost immediately. One of these accounts can be found in a thread on Hammockforums:

Polypropylene has too little surface energy. Plasma treatment of the substrate and ion sputtering (not vapor deposition) would be required in order to get a good aluminum/polypro bond, and those processes would make the price prohibitive.

Josh Leavitt
(Joshleavitt) - F

Locale: Ruta Locura
Fabric on 12/02/2010 19:57:33 MST Print View

How much do you need we have some kicking around the shop. Send us an email.