Fabrics Ideal for Turkey Hunters

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Waterproof Turkey Hunting Blind Fabrics

When it comes to turkey hunting fabrics we have all of the bases covered. If you are wanting to create a turkey hunting blind that keeps you shielded from the elements and invisible to the keen eyesight of the turkey, our 600D Polyester or 500D Cordura® Nylon are ideal fabrics for these types of installations. They are both waterproof and will keep you dry during those wet Spring days. Our 600D Polyester comes with the official NWTF camo pattern Mossy Oak Obsession® while our 500D Cordura® Nylon comes with the ever popular and equally effective Realtree Xtra Green® pattern. Both of these fabrics are sold by the yard and are on sale for a limited time.

Turkey Hunting Fabric Ideal for Apparel and Accessories

If you are wanting a great turkey hunting fabric that is extremely versatile, quiet and soft to the touch then you will want to get your hands on some CWC Twill. This fabric is great for all sorts of turkey hunting gear including apparel, bags, pouches, cases, seat covers, curtains or virtually anything that you can think of. Our CWC Twill is available in Mossy Oak Obsession and also can be purchased with Realtree APG®. This fabric is also sold by the yard and is on sale for a limited time!

500D Cordura® Nylon vs 600D Polyester

500D Cordura Nylon vs 600D Polyester

We have received many questions regarding the differences between 500D Cordura Nylon and 600D Polyester. I have put together a diagram and some supporting information to help better explain the differences between these two fantastic fabrics. Both the 500D Nylon and the 600D Polyester fabrics are great performers for hunting & outdoor projects. Hopefully the diagram below helps explain the differences.

500D Cordura Nylon vs 600D Polyester

Fabric Strength

The Cordura name is synonymous with ruggedness and strength so it scores a 5 out of 5 in our scale. Nylon is typically a stronger fiber than polyester and the 500D Nylon is no exception. However, the 600D Poly Oxford fabric is a very versatile as well. This fabric weighs nearly the same as the 500D Cordura Nylon and is used for rugged, durable products ranging from backpacks, camping chairs and hunting blinds. When fabric strength is important, our 500D Cordura Nylon is definitely stronger than the 600D Poly but they are both good choices for a strong solution.

Print Colorfastness

The 500D Cordura® Nylon scores better here due to the fact it is pigment printed instead of transfer printed. It might not look as nice, but it will definitely do better against the sun’s UV rays than the transfer printed poly will. 600D Poly Oxford is transfer printed and tends to fade faster in direct sunlight.

Print Quality

As mentioned above, the 600D polyester fabric utilizes transfer printing that achieves stunning detail and image quality. Together with the smooth print surface of the polyester, it produces an almost photographic image. This earns it a full 2 point advantage over the 500D nylon. The pigment printed nylon looks great – but the textured surface of the nylon fabric along with the pigment printing tend to give it more rugged and less defined print lines.

Water Repellency

Both fabrics come equipped with DWR (Durable Water Repellency) and PU coating on the back. This is the industry standard for waterproofing outdoor fabrics. The 500D Cordura scores slightly higher because of it receiving a 2 pass PU coating (thicker) where the 600D polyester receives a 1 pass. When it’s all said and done, this doesn’t make a whole lot of difference, but we have to give a slight edge to the 500D Cordura Nylon here.

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Cleanability

Both fabrics are 100% synthetic and have DWR treatment. This makes them both resistant to mold and mildew while allowing them to shed any water-based mess like a true champion. However, as mentioned above, the polyester has a slicker surface than the textured, rugged feel of the nylon. This scores the 600D Polyester a 5 out of 5 on our scale for its ease of cleaning – just dampen a cloth… wipe and go!

Burlap is awful in comparison. These fabrics are perfect for hunting blinds.

Affordability

With all the bells and whistles that come with these fabrics, it comes as no surprise they are towards the higher end of our fabric pricing range. They’re going to run a little more than, say, cotton t-shirt fabric. However, the old adage “you get what you pay for” applies here as much as anywhere. These fabrics are constructed to take abuse. They will last longer and perform outdoors brilliantly. The 500D Cordura Nylon, with the extra strength characteristics, costs about 25% more than the 600D polyester.

Shadowblock / Concealment

The 600D Poly and 500D Cordura Nylon are both tightly woven and built similarly. We’re giving the edge here to the 500D Cordura because it’s a little bulkier, thicker and has the extra PU coating on it. Plus, the back of the nylon fabric tends to have a little bit of the camo print “bleed through” where the back of the 600D Poly fabric is just plain white. One exception to this – the 600D Poly | Shadowblock Backing- Mossy Oak Break-up Country – 60″ has a shadowblocking black PU coating. This is the ultimate fabric to hide you and to keep your shadows hidden on a sunny morning.

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As hunting season approaches it is always good to start planning and building hunting blinds early and now is the time to start gathering the supplies. We have all the right patterns and fabrics for duck and boat blinds including Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades® and Realtree Max-5®. These patterns accompanied with our high performance hunting fabrics give waterfowlers the ultimate advantage. Get your duck hunting blind fabric now while supplies last!

For deer and other deep woods hunting, Mossy Oak Break-up® and Realtree Xtra® are the ideal patterns for hunting blind fabric. Camouflage yourself and protect your gear from the elements with our beautifully printed and weather proof 500D Cordura® Nylon and 600D Polyester fabrics.

If you are looking for the ideal turkey hunting blind fabric look no further than The National Wild Turkey Federation’s official camoflage pattern Mossy Oak Obsession® available in 600D Polyester.

Waterproof / Resistant Fabric Put to the Test

People have been asking that I demonstrate our waterproof or water resistant fabrics and how they hold water. I like to make you all happy so here goes… In the following video, I demonstrate the waterproof property of our weatherproof fabrics by letting water sit on top of it for almost 24 hours. Sit back, enjoy and be wowed by our super amazing fabrics.. Well, maybe not wowed.. but you should be impressed. These fabrics are cool!

When it comes to waterproof fabrics, Camo Fabric Depot has what it takes to keep you or whatever it is that needs covering dry under the harshest of conditions. In the previous video, I demonstrate the ability that our waterproof fabric has when holding water over an extended period of time. The fabrics stood strong for 22 hours and absolutely no leaking. Though this is a relative short period of time, I am confident these fabrics would have never leaked! I can think of a million things I could do with this fabric!

From the waterproof 70D Nylon Ripstop to the water proof 1000D Cordura Nylon you won’t find a better group of outdoor performance fabrics that can protect you from the elements. These fabrics are perfect for bags, backpacks, hunting blinds, tents and hammocks. Heck, really anything that you need tough, dependable, waterproof fabric for. We have plenty of stock of 70D Nylon Ripstop, 500 Denier Cordura Nylon, 600 Denier Ploy Oxford and 1000 Denier Cordura Nylon. All of these fabrics are weatherproof and ready to be purchased by the yard. Fabrics are available in a variety of your favorite camouflage patterns including Realtree, Mossy Oak, A-TACS Camo, Moon Shine Camo, Next Camo and more! All of the fabrics are available by the yard. Buy a few yards and see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!

Mother Nature has truly met her match with these fabrics and their weatherproof properties.
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Fabrics Perfect for Hunting Blinds

Perfect Hunting Blind Fabric

When you can’t find the right blind for your hunting needs you need to create your own. Depending on how sophisticated your blind design is you may only need quality fabric and a few stakes. A lot of people like to use burlap and that’s all well and good if you can deal with these burlap drawbacks. We recommend using 500D Cordura Nylon or 600D Poly Oxford. If you are in search of the perfect hunting blind fabric you have come to the right place.

Burlap is a Bad Choice for Hunting Blinds

  1. Burlap stinks
    From the start burlap smells musty. After exposing the fabric to the outdoors the smell gets more pungent and produces mildew.
  2. Burlap is hard to clean
    You can’t just throw burlap into the washing machine and expect to get the same fabric back. Burlap thrown into a washing machine has the potential to distort severely. It can be cleaned and the odor might be able to be removed with “gentle” care. But as a hunter.. Who has time for that?
  3. Burlap doesn’t print well
    Burlap is a very coarse, organic fabric. With the rough, inconsistent texture getting a quality camo pattern print is next to impossible. When purchasing my favorite pattern on fabric I like to see vibrant colors that are consistent with the rest of my hunting gear.
  4. Burlap deteriorates and decomposes
    Since burlap is organic it will start to decompose and deteriorate once exposed to the elements. This will cause the fabric to stink, fall apart and lose print details
  5. Burlap is not a waterproof or water resistant fabric
    This is a no-brainer. Burlap is a loosely woven fabric which in no way can repel water.

If you are like me and have experienced any of these burlap shortcomings you will know that what I speak is true. Luckily there is a better, longer lasting hunting blind fabric available that is easy to clean and water resistant.

Recommended Fabrics for Hunting Blinds

500D Cordura Nylon

A durable fabric with high abrasion resistance, 500D Cordura Nylon is perfect for outdoor usage and hunting gear items.  This fabric uses textured nylon 6,6 yarns for a rugged feel and comes with a 2 pass polyurethane coating making it water repellent.  This fabric is perfect for hunting blinds and can also be used for gear bags, backpacks, seat covers and much more.  Basically, if you want a fabric that will perform well, can be used and abused, then this is the fabric you want.

600D Poly Oxford

This is a more economical alternative to the 500D Cordura Nylon. This fabric has a smoother finish and is another fabric made for the great outdoors. It has a polyurethane coating and water repellent finish, making it weather-resistant and easy to clean. This fabric is a great hunting blind fabric and is also suitable for bags, backpacks, seat covers, gun cases and more.

2 Simple Ways to Build a Hunting Blind

Sure, you can go out and purchase an overpriced blind but why not spend less and create your own? In most cases, all you need is a little hunting blind fabric and some imagination and you will be hunting in no time. Not only will you save a little money, you can also create a blind specific to your own needs. Below are just a couple examples of some simple blind creations using camo printed fabric that will save you money and are extremely easy to make. Some folks choose to use burlap for their blind creations. In our honest opinion, burlap sucks. but we recommend using 500D Nylon or 600D Poly to create a longer lasting, more dependable hunting blind.

In the video shown above, this guy created a very simple hunting blind that folds up using nothing more than paint poles, poly pipe and some camo printed fabric. A very unique and simple design. We suggest using 500D Nylon in place of the burlap for a longer lasting, mildew resistant solution. Below are some of the fabrics we offer. Buy fabric now by the yard and put this simple hunting blind to use!

Video created by: angpsmith1

This is a very simple hunting blind using nothing but hunting blind fabric and some posts. We like this idea a lot but we again suggest using the 500D Nylon instead of the burlap for year after year performance. Here are some reasons why:

  1. Burlap stinks. You will never have to worry about the nasty smell burlap gets if you use 500D Nylon fabric.
  2. The outdoor elements wreck havoc on burlap, inducing decomposition and quick deterioration.
  3. 500D nylon will not decompose and is extremely easy to clean.

Find our recommended fabrics below and start your camo hunting blind project today!

Video created by: Red Clay Adventures