- Feb 15, 2009
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Does anyone have any recommendations or favorite kinds of fabrics that are best for use in parachutes? Pros and cons?
For the lightest, most compact-packing fabric, google search on kitemaking supplies. Here is an example of some 3/4 oz fabric:
Other kitemaking sites have other weights and colors.
Here is another source. The 1.5 oz coated fabrics are very stiff. Has anyone observed this and found a way soften the fabric? I have tried washing multiple times but it still scares me how stiff the fabric is when compared to ripstop from Joann's.