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Fabric information

Big Sky fabric comparison table

general strength waterproofness durability weight price
generic tent fabric nylon or polyester fabric coated one side with polyurethane (PU) half (1/2) strength when compared to similar fabric coated BOTH sides with silicone varies fairly durable varies economical
Big Sky S40PU nylon fabric coated one side silicone and one side PU similar to SuprSil™ fabric outer 2000mm floor 3000mm fairly durable more than SuprSil™ fabric economical
Big Sky S30PU nylon fabric coated one side silicone and one side PU less than SuprSil™ fabric floor 3000mm fairly durable more than SuprSil™ fabric expensive
Big Sky S15PU nylon fabric coated one side silicone and one side PU less than SuprSil™ UL fabric floor 3000mm durable more than SuprSil™UL fabric expensive
generic silnylon fabric nylon fabric coated BOTH sides with silicone higher strength to weight ratio than other tent fabrics about 1000mm fairly durable if not abused 46gsm to 49gsm (1.3osy to 1.45osy) expensive
spinnacker fabric polyester or nylon fabric coated with silicone good strength to weight ratio about 500 to 750mm less durable than generic silnylon 25gsm to 34gsm (0.7osy to 1.0osy) very expensive
SuprSil™ fabric Big Sky's proprietary nylon fabric coated BOTH sides with silicone very high strength to weight ratio, about two (2x) times stronger than similar fabrics that use a polyurethane (PU) coating fly/outer 2000mm similar to generic silnylon lighter than generic silnylon fabric expensive
SuprSil-UL™
fabric
Big Sky's propietary nylon fabric coated BOTH sides with silicone high strength to weight ratio, about two (2x) times stronger than similar fabrics that use a polyurethane (PU) coating fly/outer 2000mm similar to generic silnylon, but less durable than Big Sky's SuprSil™ fabric lighter than generic silnylon fabric, similar to "spinnacker" fabric more expensive
SuprSil-P™ fabric Big Sky's proprietary polyester fabric coated BOTH sides with silicone high strength to weight ratio, about two (2x) times stronger than similar fabrics that use a polyurethane (PU) coating fly/outer 2000mm similar to generic silnylon, but less durable than Big Sky's SuprSil™ fabric lighter than generic silnylon fabric expensive
DCF fabric Dyneema® Composite Fabric (DCF) is proprietary fabric made for Big Sky by Dyneema®(formerly Cubic/Cuben Fiber) high strength to weight ratio 6000mm much less durable than generic silnylon, spinnacker, or any of Big Sky's other fabrics much lighter than generic silynylon or spinnacker fabrics extremely expensive