MATERIALS BREAKDOWN – RIPSTOP Fabric

Ripstop Fabric is a staple of the tactical field—maybe more so than any other material. But why do they call it “ripstop”? What makes it such a great choice for tactical gear? The answers—and more—await you in the latest blog post from UF PRO.

Ripstop refers to a textile fibre-weaving technique that makes finished goods more durable. It is arguably the tactical-clothing world’s best-known weaving technique (indeed, practically every tactical garment manufacturer employs it). Twill, knitting, and other techniques all bring something unique and valuable to the table, but none so much as ripstop. In this post, we examine why ripstop is so widely favored by tactical gear-makers.

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