Our Materials


The fabric you are probably most familiar with! This fabric is made from plasticized vinyl coated polyester yarn in a 11 x 11 count plain weave. This fabric is woven from odd lots of yarns originally intended for outdoor furniture mesh fabrics and contains a wide assortment of different colors in the warp. This is why our multi-mesh based products are different from season to season!

Warp refers to the fixed fibers that run vertically. Weft refers to the horizontal fibers that are woven through the warp. The pattern the weft fibers are woven through the warp fibers is called the Weave.




Phifertex is a mesh similar to multi-mesh. However, it has a denser weave (17 x 11), and is made from polyester fibers with a vinyl coat. This fabric is stronger than the multi-mesh, stretches less, and comes in solid colors! You are probably familiar with this material from our cataraft floors, but it can be substituted for multi-mesh in most applications (upcharge applies)

"For protection that lasts, Phifertex mesh fabrics are armed with an antimicrobial agent from Microban®. The blend combats stain and odor-causing bacteria, mildew, and mold." - Our supplier.

A Plain Weave is one where the weft is woven through the warp at a 1:1 ratio. I.e. over under over under over under....etc. 


You remember JanSport backpacks? This material is like that. You might hear us call it something that rhymes with shmordura. It's a 1000 denier nylon woven fabric that we use in applications such as our cooler covers, captain's bags, and throw bags, among others. We also use this fabric as a great accent color - choose your own adventure using our color chart. With a DWR coat, this fabric will shed water from splashes, but will absorb water if your boat happens to be upside down for an extended period of time.

Denier refers to the thickness of the individual fibers that make up the threads of a fabric. Pronounced "den-yer".

Ballistic Nylon


This is the tough stuff. Abrasion resistant, tear resistant, withstands heavy use. At 1680 denier, this stuff is a bit denser than our Dynamite, and we use it in the products that get the roughest use - propane bags, fire pan bags, wherever there are sharp edges. 

Check out our Outfitter Line of drop bags to see it in use!

"Ballistic nylon was originally developed by the Dupont corporation for flak jackets for World War II airmen. The name of this nylon speaks to its origin; its intent was to protect the airmen from flying debris and fragmentation caused by bullet and artillery-shell impacts." Thanks Wikipedia.


Webbing refers to a wide range of products that are basically fibers woven in a flat strip or tube. We carry heavy weight polypropylene webbing in a variety of colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, rainbow, black, and gray). We use polypro due to its excellent UV resistance. We carry 1", 1.5" and 2", with all the hardware to match!