Ottertex Canvas Waterproof

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Ottertex Canvas Waterproof

Post by JosiahSpurr » Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:26 pm

Just got some of this material to try as a ground cloth. At five feet wide, costs $6.99 / yard.

"The Ottertex® canvas waterproof oxford fabric is perfect for all types of indoor and outdoor use. This fabric is 600x600 denier, 100% polyester and 61/62” wide. The canvas waterproof features a plastic PVC backing with a waterproof coating, making it extremely durable and resilient. The fabric also has mold and UV resistance qualities. The thickness of the canvas measures approximately 0.55mm and roll sizes are approximately 50 yards each. The canvas material is also extremely flexible, which makes it very easy to conform to all types of projects. It has also been manufactured particularly to resist creasing despite its pliability. The waterproof canvas fabric can easily be handled on most sewing machines."

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Re: Ottertex Canvas Waterproof

Post by bobby49 » Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:02 pm

It sounds heavy.

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Re: Ottertex Canvas Waterproof

Post by rlown » Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:54 pm

tyvek would be better. I don't use a ground cover.

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Re: Ottertex Canvas Waterproof

Post by Wandering Daisy » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:30 am

It could have some good car-camping uses, but too heavy for backpacking. I also use Tyvek. I get mine from construction sites. So far it has worked to simply go up to the workers and ask if they have end pieces at least 6 feet long and they usually just cut off some for me. I have also found some in the waste pile at home construction sites. I have noticed, however, that it is being replaced by big foam sheets with Tyvek-similar material glued to it. But I have scored enough by now to last the rest of my backpacking years. :)

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Re: Ottertex Canvas Waterproof

Post by bobby49 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:02 am

I use a DIY ground sheet of cuben fiber material. It weighs 2.5 ounces.

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