Forum Index » Make Your Own Gear » Hancock Rip Stop


Display Avatars Sort By:
Mike Stratton
(MStrattonScouter)
Hancock Rip Stop on 05/31/2012 12:22:44 MDT Print View

Can anyone tell me about the rip stop nylon that I find at Hancock Fabrics. I have no idea what the weight is, is there a coating, does it matter which side is out etc...

Thanks for the help.

Edited by MStrattonScouter on 05/31/2012 12:25:50 MDT.

Nancy Twilley
(goodcaver2)

Locale: STL
1.9 oz on 05/31/2012 18:58:59 MDT Print View

Hi: the hancock ripstop fabric is uncoated 1.9 oz nylon. It doesn't matter which side is out, although one side is slightly shinier than the other. It's good stuff for some projects, if a bit heavy. I've made I think 5 hammocks out of the stuff and always hung happily.

Mike Stratton
(MStrattonScouter)
Thanks on 06/01/2012 07:26:52 MDT Print View

Thank you so much for the information. I'm making my practice quilt with the stuff. Good to know that its strong enough for a hammock. I may try that one day.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Hancock Rip Stop on 06/01/2012 09:43:05 MDT Print View

I make backpacks out of similar fabric (uncoated 1.9 ounce).