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What is "Ripstop Nylon" - Definition & Explanation

A lightweight, wind resistant, and water resistant plain weave fabric. Large rib yarns stop tears without adding excess weight to active sportswear apparel and outdoor equipment such as sleeping bags and tents.
Nylon taffeta with double yarns creating the box pattern to provide extra strength and resistance to tearing.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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