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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Sunbrella Plus sports the same base fabric as Sunbrella Marine and Awning but has a urethane coating for even greater water and abrasion resistance. Use coated side down, away from the elements, and use caution when patterning as there is an inside and outside of the fabric. Works great for tops where extra water resistance is ideal. Colors are extremely consistent and can be mixed and matched between Sunbrella Marine Grade, Plus, Supreme or even SeaMark. Use for dodgers, biminis, tops, full canvas enclosures, boat covers, awnings, equipment covers, and bags. 10 oz. per square yard. 5 year warranty.*

Breathe Ability (3): The urethane coating decreases breathe ability; however, the end result is a well balanced fabric. Fabric breathes enough yet is water tight for full enclosure applications.

Waterproof (4): Sunbrella Plus is perhaps the best choice when looking for a material that is highly water resistant yet breathes. The urethane coating adds an additional barrier to leakage and lasts longer than aftermarket waterproofing sprays.

Abrasion Resistance (3): The urethane coating also helps increase resistance to abrasion (to coated side only). Fortunately the coated side is usually the side that rubs against the boat’s frame, track, rails, etc.

UV Resistance (5): There is no better material for outdoor use than Sunbrella! Excellent longevity and colorfastness even when exposed to harsh sunlight. The only way to get more life from a fabric is to make it heavier or to ply on another layer of fabric (SeaMark or Sunbrella Supreme).

Colorfastness (5): Solution dyed means that the yarn color runs throughout the cross-section of the fiber and equates to excellent colorfastness.

Clean Ability (4): Easy to clean, and although a soft tight weave, dirt easily washes free from the crevasses of the yarn. The urethane coating on one side does make dislodging dirt slightly more difficult than cleaning standard Sunbrella Marine Grade.

*For more information on Glen Raven's Sunbrella fabric warranty, see Sunbrella Fabric Warranty.

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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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