100% waterproof, is actually PVC over a polyester 3mm square grid (think of noughts & crosses) to
provide strength, about 200 microns (25 thou”) thick and therefore both heavy and very tough. Warning though,
it is quite difficult to sew; you will need a robust domestic sewing machine, or an industrial one, request a sample to try it.
We use it for the base of our motorcycle
bike bags and our narrow boat
cratch covers; and this is another of the material choices for our
This is a material similar to, although not as thick as, that used for the curtain sides on lorries.
Also used for made-to-order jobs requiring 100% waterproof and heavyweight.
Use it for anything where you want total 100% waterproof, and you do need heavyweight.
Available off the roll in a width of 6 feet 9 inches / 2.05 metres, in a choice of 2 colours. Minimum 1 foot / 300mm.
Request a colour sample
DEFINITION OF TERMS (click to show/hide definitions)
Denier (or D) can be roughly defined as the diameter (thickness) of the thread used to weave the textile,
and this approximation is acceptable for everyday use.
A textile can be defined as a fabric or cloth created by either weaving or knitting (also crocheting & felting)
with a thread, fibre or yarn.
Breathability is about water vapour evaporation, not breathing ! For a technical definition go to the BSI (British
Standards Institute) website; our textiles comply with
BS3424 (water vapour permeability).
We also use two plastic materials, for which thickness is defined in
microns. A micron
is 1/1000th of a millimetre; for comparison, a human hair is about 100 microns. For true English we also
show the approximate 1/1000th of an inch equivalent !
These plastics are 100% waterproof (ie completely impervious to water) and therefore not breathable.