These outdoor fabrics are popular materials stocked by Sailrite.

Fabrics are rated on a scale from 1 to 5:  1 = POOR & 5 = EXCELLENT

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Odyssey III:

Odyssey III is a lighter weight (polyester) version of Top Gun. Similar characteristics including high strength, dimensional stability, and abrasion, mildew, and UV resistance. Use for lightweight protective covers for boats, dinghies, and grills, or for bags and totes. 6.5 oz. per square yard. 3 year warranty.

Breathe Ability (3): Slightly more breathable than Top Gun, but a little less water resistant.

Waterproof (3): An additional clear acrylic backcoat is applied to further enhance its water repellent properties. Odyssey III is just slightly more water resistant than standard Sunbrella Marine Grade.

Abrasion Resistance (4): The polymeric coating makes Odyssey III extremely resistant to abrasion.

UV Resistance (3): Polyester is a very UV resistant material but less so than 100% acrylic fabrics like Sunbrella and vinyl coated polyester fabrics like Stamoid.

Colorfastness (2): Surface dyeing color does not stay true as long as solution-dyed fabrics like Sunbrella and SurLast. Colors are also not as vibrant or consistent as Sunbrella and SurLast outdoor fabrics.

Clean Ability (3): Easy to clean, and although a soft tight weave, dirt easily washes free from the crevasses of the yarn. The acrylic coating on one side does make dislodging dirt slightly more difficult than cleaning non-coated woven fabrics.

 

Fabric Selection Breathe Ability Waterproof Abrasion Resistance UV Resistance Colorfastness Clean Ability
Sunbrella Furniture Fabric 5 1 4 3 5 5
Sunbrella Marine Grade 4 3 2 5 5 5
Sunbrella Plus 3 4 3 5 5 4
Sunbrella Supreme 2 4 3 5 5 4
SeaMark 1 5 4 5 5 4
Surlast 4 3 5 3 5 4
Top Gun 2 4 5 3 2 3
Odyssey III 3 3 4 3 2 3
Stamoid Vinyl 1 5 4 4 4 3/5
Shelter-Rite Vinyl 1 5 5 3 4 5
Cotton Duck (Marine-treated, preshrunk) 5 4 4 1 N/A 4

 

 

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