What is Ripstop? Ripstop fabrics are woven fabrics which use a special reinforcing technique that makes them resistant to tearing and ripping. During weaving, strong reinforcement threads are interwoven at regular intervals in a crosshatch pattern. These intervals are usually 5 to 8 millimeters. Thin and lightweight ripstop fabrics have a 3-dimensional structure due to the thicker threads being interwoven in thinner cloth. Older lightweight ripstop fabrics display the thicker interlocking thread patterns in the material quite prominently, but more modern weaving techniques make the ripstop threads less obvious. A similar effect can be achieved by weaving two or three fine yarns together at smaller intervals.
Advantages of ripstop are the favourable strength-to-weight ratio and the fact that small tears can not easily spread. Fibers used to make ripstop include cotton, silk, polyester, and polypropylene, with nylon content limited to the crosshatched threads that make it tear-resistant.
The Kez Rugs ripstop horse rug is a top quality Australian made rug using the popular ripstop Poly Cotton material. They are available with optional detachable neck rug or detachable hood.
The whole rug is double bound and features satin lined shoulders.
This is a great fitting rug that will last many seasons and can be utilised as an everyday rug, suitable for all occasions, including as an under rug.
Kez Rugs Ripstop rugs are strong, breathable and made to suit our Australian climate, with top quality fittings and removable leg straps.