Phone: (310) 328-5999


555 Van Ness Avenue Torrance, CA 90501

Kite Fabrics

Texlon's Nylon Ripstop is a light-weight durable fabric available in a range of stock colors.  Originally developed as a sailboat spinnaker fabric, it is ideal for making kites, banners, windsocks and streamers.  The heavier ripstop yarns in the fabric help to prevent tearing.

The .75 oz is the most commonly used weight for most applications.  The 1.5 oz is designed for more strength / higher-wind designs.  Due to lower demand, we are closing out the 1.5 oz colors - take advantage of this pricing while it lasts.

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  1. 75-oz and 1.5-oz quality ripstop nylon
  2. Cuts without fraying 54" wide (we are transitioning the white to 60")
  3. Coated to be windproof(has near zero air permeability)
  4. Made in USA (Texlon manufacturers the fabric in Torrance, CA)

Price:         .75 oz is $4.79 / yard (White) and $4.99 / yard (Colors)

                    1.5 oz is $4.29 / yard (White) and $4.49 / yard (Colors)

Add a $5 cutting fee for each color*

* We will check inventory as we may already have a roll length you need.  If so, we will waive the cutting fee.

Minimum:  10 yards per color

Shipping:   The fabric will be rolled onto a cardboard core and then packed in a master box.  We ship by UPS.  We will prepay the freight and add it to your invoice.

Colors:       Illustrated on next page.  Note that color shade varies dye-lot to dye-lot. 

 

Why are they called .75 oz and 1.5 oz? 

Sail cloth has traditionally been measured in ounces per sailmaker yard (28.5" by 36").  This rather strange "yard" seems to be a remnant of days long ago when weaving looms were narrower and the cloth was finished at 28.5" wide.  Historically, this is the weight of the cloth before it is finished / coated.  Today, ".75 oz" and "1.5 oz" are somewhat generic terms and do not match up exactly to the weight of the fabric.  The common weights of ripstops are 0.5 oz, 0.75 oz and 1.5 oz. 

 

1.5 Stock Colors (Back to Home)
Stock Color Name
Color
White
Green
Neon Orange*
Pink*
Rasberry*
Neon Yellow
Neon Blue
Black

.75 Stock Colors (Back to Home)
Stock Color Name
Color
White
Grey
Ocean Blue
Green
Yellow
West Coast Gold
Orange
Red
Stock Color Name
Color
Neon Yellow
Neon Green
Neon Blue
Purple
Dark Blue
Black