MMI Outdoor Adventure Series: Best Outdoor Webbing
Welcome back! For the second blog in our Outdoor Adventure Blog Series we’re moving beyond fabrics. As your total textile supplier we also offer many other raw materials that are perfect to help you build the best quality outdoor products for your customers. Today we are going to focus on webbing!
Webbing is used in various outdoor applications including bags/backpacks, hiking/camping/marine gear, pet accessories, and much more. We offer a broad line of webbing in a variety of weaves, widths, thicknesses, and colors. An assortment of finishes can be applied to webbing as well – so it performs the exact function required.
Webbing can be woven from various yarns…we supply polypropylene, nylon, polyester, and cotton webbing. Polypropylene, Polyester and Nylon are especially great picks for outdoor use.
Polypro webbing has excellent UV protection and does not absorb water, giving it resistance to mold/mildew and rot. It comes in a variety of colors and is inexpensive - making it the best webbing to meet your budget goals. It’s not meant for holding extremely heavy loads, but still works well for a variety of applications that don’t require high break strengths.
Polypropylene webbing is commonly used for rafting/kayaking straps, camping/hiking gear, tent straps, bags/backpacks, belts, and pet accessories.
Polyester is the most popular type of webbing in general. It will not stretch when wet (unlike nylon or cotton webbing) and doesn’t easily allow mildew or mold to grow. Not to mention its excellent resistance to abrasion. This type of webbing will have no problem standing up to tough adverse conditions and situations!
Polyester webbing is ideal for hiking/camping gear, bags/backpacks, tent/hammock straps, boating/marine accessories, and outdoor sporting equipment.
Nylon webbing is unmatched for high abrasion applications but doesn’t do as well as polypropylene or polyester webbing with water. Nylon is still a good choice for outdoor webbing due to its high tensile strength – it’s extremely durable and is not known to break or snap as easily as other materials. The lightweight nature of nylon is also key. Outdoor gear manufacturers appreciate that they can minimize weight for their customer while still providing dependable products.
Nylon webbing has numerous outdoor uses including equestrian/pet accessories, outdoor sporting goods, bags/backpacks, kayaking/rafting/boating gear, mountain climbing gear, tent adjusters, and much more.
Our stock nylon webbing to check out:
Stock Solution-dyed Webbing & Binding Tape
We are currently stocking the below solution-dyed webbing in solid military colors (which also look great on outdoor gear).
Available Colors: Black, Coyote Brown, Wolf Gray, and Ranger Green
*MIL-W-17337 Class 2
Available Widths: 3/4" 1", 1.5", 2", 3"
A-A-55301 Type 3
Available Widths: 1"
*Commercial variance to accommodate solution-dyed yarn
Check out our webbing closeouts list as well – there are currently several products on the list at LOW prices that would work great for outdoor applications.
Please let us know if you need webbing for your next outdoor gear or apparel project. Contact us or give us a call at 440-899-8050 for pricing, samples, and more information.