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1050D Ballistic Nylon is a tough, durable, basket weave fabric. This fabric is certified for the military and was first made popular during World War II when it was created for anti-fragment jackets for the troops to resist bullet impact and debris from shrapnel. 1050D Ballistic Nylon is great at being water and abrasion resistant and is a very durable, versatile fabric.

1050D Nylon is commonly used for military/tactical gear and heavy-duty outdoor gear. 

Some common uses for this fabric include: Tool belts, backpacks, flak jackets, horse blankets, chainsaw chaps, police belts, kayak covers, motorcycle gear, luggage, and tarps.

1050D Ballistic Nylon


Fiber: Nylon 
Denier: 1050 x 1050
Coating: Urethane 
Finish: DWR

Weight (oz/sq. yd.) FTM 5041 (+/- 0.5oz) 14.6 / sq. yd.
Width (inches) Visual 59"
Weave Visual 2 x 2 Basket
Yarn Count (in.) VISUAL (Min 46 x 42) Warp 48 X Fill 44
Grab Tensile (lbs.) FTM 5100 (Min 900 x 825) Warp 1027 X Fill 985
Mullend Burst (PSI) FTM 5122 1500+
Hydro Mullens (PSI) ASTM-D751A 120
Crocking FTM 5651 5 DRY/ 4.5 Wet
Elongation ASTM 5100 (Min 25 x 20) 41 % x 33%
Lightfastness (100 hrs.) FTM5660 Pass
Abrasion Resistance -1000 Cycles FTM5306 Pass
Spray Rating AATCC5228 100
Cold Crack (-40 Degrees F) ASTM D2136 Pass
Thickness ASTMD 177 (+/- .003") .030"

  • black

Black is stock and available on 50 yard rolls. Custom colors are available in 900 yard dye lots.

* Printed colors will not always represent actual shade of fabric. Please request sample for true shade reference.