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Materials

The great majority of our materials come from recycled or repurposed sources.  

Old sails - used for cruising or racing - may be worn from their time at sea, but still have plenty of life left in them.

Dacron is a durable, highly UV-resistant polyethylene (PET) fiber that is ideal for the harsh ocean environment.  Kevlar-reinforced Mylar is intended for racing boats, thanks to its light weight and shaping potential.  The science behind sailmaking is a big driver of textile development, and these materials last a long time.


We have relationships with local drysuit factories to re-purpose the pieces of fabric too small to make drysuits, waders or drytops.  This hardy, waterproof nylon becomes the seam sealed liners on our backpacks and duffles.

Our high-tenacity nylon has a tightly packed weave for extraordinary abrasion resistance, yet remains lightweight.  Two coats of polyurethane (PE) are melded into the fibers of the nylon, then a higher molecular density PE coat is laminated to these coats for total waterproofing and internal abrasion resistance.

All of this makes for an incredibly durable material.


*Material weights, stitching patterns and colors may vary.

Dacron Sailcloth
Kevlar/Mylar Sailcloth
Black Nylon
Pink Nylon
Blue Nylon
Red Nylon
Maroon Nylon
Orange Nylon
Yellow Nylon
Olive Nylon