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Frequently Asked Questions

POSTAGE:

1. What are the postage costs?

Postage within Australia is a flat rate of $8.50. Postage is free within Australia for orders over $100.
International orders will need to confirm postage costs to ensure we can get you the best possible price.

FABRICS:

1. Which fabric should I choose for a tarp?
We offer primarily two types of fabric suitable for tarp use - coated polyester (Xenon) and a coated nylon (30d silnylon). All have a hydrostatic head rating above 1000mm, which would be the minimum requirement for a tarp fabric.

Generally speaking polyester will have better UV resistance than nylon. Polyester has less tear and tensile strength than nylon. Nylon stretches when wet, whilst polyester stretches very little. Most people seem to choose polyester for tarps these days due to the lack of stretch when wet but you are sacrificing some strength, though for hammock and ground tarps the discrepancy in strength will mostly be a non-issue.

So having said that what should you choose? It entirely depends on what your priorities are if you want no stretch when wet so that there is no need to readjust your tarp then go polyester, if you favour high strength and are willing to manage the stretch then go nylon.