100% American made and patented. This outdoor performance fabric developed for demanding applications and environments. Super high strength and durability combine with long-term color retention to deliver a truly versatile outdoor fabric for a variety of applications. WeatherMAX proves that weight does not equal strength. Many fabrics are much heavier but actually weaker.
WeatherMAX’s proprietary SaturaMax yarns are engineered to provide long-lasting outdoor durability and stability. Unlike acrylic yarns that are made from tiny staple or bits of fiber that are twisted and spun to hold them together, WeatherMAX is made from filaments (like tiny fishing lines all bundled together) that are solid so they don’t separate and expand.
Additionally, WeatherMAX 80’s full weight is the fiber. Other fabrics use coatings to provide water resistance and while those coatings add weight, they do not add any strength. WeatherMAX with HydroMax+ finish provides as much water resistance as coated fabrics without the added weight of the coating.
Why do we want to avoid coatings? Coatings eliminate breathability. They might provide negligible moisture vapor transmission but are unable to truly vent moisture from open air under the fabric causing mold and mildew to grow. They can also have a negative environmental effect and will render most fabrics non-recyclable. WeatherMAX is 100% recyclable!
Lighter - Stronger - Better
- 10 Year Limited Warranty
- 8.0 oz / yd2 (271 g / m2)
- No Sagging
- No Color Bleeding or Rub-Off
- Easier Handling and Stowing
Performs Where Acrylic Fails
- 2X Strength and Durability
- 6X Abrasion Resistance
- 50% Higher Water Resistance
Outperforms Solution-dyed Polyester
- Twice the Fade Resistance
- Double the Strength Retention
- High Water Resistance & High Breathability